Garage Door New Motor Installation

Fixing and Installing New Motors

The garage door motor provides the necessary power to make the garage door go up and down. When garage doors run into problems they develop faulty sensors or remote controls. Many times when a garage door motor fails it is because there is fault with the wiring or positioning. Lots of times homeowners have to call in a professional to fix problems when they involve the motor itself. So if you are not sure check with garage motor repair specialists in Riverside to find out what the problem is. It is never a good idea to attempt to repair anything yourself if you are not sure how to go about it or where to look for the problem. You can make things worse and instead of having to just repair the motor you might wind up having to replace it.

The common problems with garage door motors are in the power. The motor supplies the garage door with power. When the power fails then neither the motor nor the sensors work and the garage door will not respond to any command. One of the reasons might be that the power cord is faulty or that the power outlet that connects the motor to the grid has malfunctioned. It could also be loose wires but this is harder to prove. If the problem is the power then the motor won’t function at all but if there is loose or faulty wiring the motor might still function on occasion just not when you need it to work. It is possible that it might work with the signals from the garage door button but not the receiver which picks up the signals from the remote.

Travel limit refers to the garage door itself and how far it will go down. Garage doors are created so that they will fall down to the ground and then make a complete stop. If it happens that the travel limit on the motor chain is set too low then the door will continue to descend and the motor will think that it has hit an obstacle and go back up. If it happens that the chain is set too high the garage door will either hang open or the motor will think that is hasn’t closed and retract once more.

Garage door motors are placed in the center of the garage door because if the motor gets placed to the side it will tilt the garage door every time somebody attempts to open it. It does happen that some garages don’t have enough room for a centered motor so the garage motor has to be placed to the side. As time goes on the constant angling can damage the garage door. So before you decide on whether you have to get a professional in your area in Riverside to take a look at your garage motor first consider all the facts and inspect the motor yourself, It might just turn out that you can fix the problem yourself but always keep in mind not to force anything.