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Every garage owner can choose a more automated operation for the garage.
As such, garage door opener installations are common for all garages around town.
Moreover, on top of installations, replacements are sometimes necessary for openers beyond functional condition.
If you ever decide to set up a new opener model inside the garage, it’s best to learn how to replace a garage door opener.
Since the opener is on top, in the vicinity of the backroom clearance, it takes more work to take out the old opener.
Not to mention that the opener is at a much higher height than most things in any garage door mechanism.
If you think it takes a lot of work to take out the opener and you need help with the task, we are here to help you.
We are Boston’s Garage Doors, and we are here to offer our assistance to you.
Our team of professionals has given durable replacement installations for any type of garage.
Don’t hesitate to give our team a call for your woes and concerns about old, malfunctioning openers.
We are here to help you choose your next opener brand and model and set it up to keep garage operations smooth and efficient.
Steps on garage door opener replacement
Close the garage first before you take out the old opener.
If you want to take out the opener by yourself, here are some steps on how to replace a garage door opener:
Step 1: Purchase a new opener
The first step is to buy a new opener unit for your replacement.
There are many models and brands available in the market.
All you need to do is choose another opener or replace it with the same model you currently have in your garage.
Step 2: Turn off the garage power
Next, you need to handle the power source inside the garage.
Turn off the circuit panel for the garage.
This prevents any mishap or accident, e.g., accidentally opening the garage, from happening while you’re taking out the old model.
Step 3: Prepare the opener for removal
Turn off the opener and ensure that nothing is blocking the opener.
Plug off the opener from its socket around the ceiling clearance.
Make sure that the opener is not powered on.
Step 4: Remove connecting hardware in the opener
There will be hardware, i.e., screws, brackets, nuts, and bolts, securing the opener.
Take out your wrench, screwdriver, and other relevant tools.
Carefully climb up the ceiling and loosen the brackets that hold the opener.
Step 5: Take out the old opener
There are two ends of the unit; one is the opener, and the other end is the bracket that holds the opener to the headroom.
Remove the bracket that also holds the other end of the entire unit to the headroom of the garage entrance.
When the opener is loose, take it down.
Step 6: Put in new brackets for the new opener
Install the new brackets for the new opener, but if you opt to use the old brackets from the previous opener, adjust the distance measurement accordingly.
Make sure to place the first end at the proper distance on the backroom clearance.
Install the other bracket on the headroom, on top of the garage entrance.
Step 7: Assemble the entire unit
Assemble the trolley, carriage, connecting track, opener arm, and the entire opener motor together.
Attach the opener arm to the top panel of the door.
This means that when you attach the opener arm, you will have the tracks, trolley, and carriage tracing back towards the center of the garage.
Step 8: Install and test the new opener
Now you can secure the new opener to the bracket.
If you’re in the middle of the garage, it’s best to keep obstructions off.
Connect to the power source and test the new opener.
Seek professional services to replace your old opener
More or less, it takes around four hours to replace the old opener.
If you don’t have the time, it may be an issue.
It’s a good thing that we are here to give you our services.
We are Boston’s Garage Doors, and we offer our garage door installation service for brand new openers.
Our team also offers garage door repairs if you only decide to keep the old opener and fix the minor issues in its build.
Give our team a call for your service.