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Garage Door New Motor Installation

The motor provides the necessary force 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 motor fails it is because there is fault with the wiring or positioning. However keep in mind that homeowners usually have to call in a professional to fix problems when they involve the motor itself. So if you are not sure check with Garage Door Repair motor installation specialists 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.

The usual problems with 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 for this might be that the power cord is faulty or that the power outlet that connects the motor to the grid has malfunctioned. Another problem might 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. It is possible that it might work with the signals from the 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 travel 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 retract. 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 have to be placed in the centre 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 Garage Door Repair to take a look at motor first consider all the facts and inspect the motor yourself, It might just turn out that you can fix the problem yourself.