New Motor Installation

Garage Door New Motor Installation

A garage door which is electronically operated will always contain a motor which is accessed through the push of the button installed on the side of the door or through a remote control. A new motor installation will always require you to disconnect the existing motor and dismantling it properly so as not to damage any of the other parts of the door opening mechanism. Here are some steps you should keep in mind before a carrying out a new motor installation.

  • Disconnect the power supply to the motor – To avoid getting electric shocks, the cardinal safety rule while handling repairs or installation of any electrical equipment is to disconnect its power supply before opening it up. The same holds true for the door motor too. You will also need to ensure that the connections between trolley and motor unit as well as associated cables and chains are safely dismantled.
  • Opening or dismantling the motor – First of all, you will have to remove the plastic retaining clip which holds the white wheel of the motor in place. One that is done, disconnect the RPM sensors. After that you will have easy access to the motor itself and all you have to do is disconnect the red, blue and white wires and unscrew the motor to pull it out. However, it is recommended that while disconnecting the coloured wires, you should mark the ports they go into so that new motor installation is made easier for you.