Garage Door Motor Replacement

Garage Door Motor Replacement

Like every mechanical device, the garage motor needs regular attention and servicing.

If you’ve ever experienced an issue with your garage door opener, you know how frustrating it can be when it doesn’t respond appropriately. Fortunately, Pittwater Garage Door can fix any problem you may encounter. We’re a local company servicing for the last 20 years, offering automatic garage door systems, openers, and related accessories and services, so we’re qualified for any problem you might have.

Role of Garage Door Motor

The role of a garage door motor is to automate the opening and closing of a garage door. It is an essential component of a garage door opener system. The motor is typically installed on the garage ceiling and connected to the garage door through belts, chains, or screws.

The garage door motor receives signals from a remote control or a wall-mounted switch to activate the opening or closing mechanism. When the motor is activated, it provides the necessary power to drive the garage door along its tracks, either pulling it up or lowering it down.

In addition to convenience, a garage door motor also enhances security. Many modern garage door openers come with features such as rolling code technology, which generates a new code each time the door is operated, making it more difficult for unauthorised individuals to gain access to the garage.

Overall, the garage door motor plays a crucial role in automating the garage door’s operation, providing homeowners convenience, security, and ease of use.

Signs of Malfunction of Garage Door Motor


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Our process of Garage Motor Door Replacement

When replacing a garage door motor, hiring a professional garage door technician or a company like Pittwater Garage Doors is recommended to ensure a safe and proper installation. While the specific process may vary depending on the type and model of the motor, here is a general outline of the steps involved:

  1. Assessment and consultation: A technician from Pittwater Garage Doors will visit your location to assess the existing garage door motor and determine the appropriate replacement motor based on factors such as the size and weight of the door, compatibility, and desired features.
  2. Motor selection: Based on the assessment, the technician will recommend a suitable replacement motor that meets your requirements and budget. They may provide options for different motor brands, features, and price ranges, allowing you to decide.
  3. Preparation: The technician will close the garage door before replacing the motor. They will disconnect any power supply to the existing motor and remove it from mounting.
  4. Motor installation: The technician will install the new motor according to the manufacturer’s instructions and specifications. This involves securely mounting the motor to the garage’s ceiling or wall, connecting it to the garage door mechanism (such as belts, chains, or screws), and attaching any necessary brackets and hardware.
  5. Wiring and connections: The technician will connect the necessary wiring for the power supply and control functions. They will ensure proper wiring connections, including any safety sensors or wall-mounted switches, and verify that all connections are secure.
  6. Testing and adjustments: Once the motor is installed, the technician will perform a series of tests to ensure proper functioning. This includes testing the motor’s operation, responsiveness to remote controls and wall switches, and the safety features like auto-reversal when an obstruction is detected.
  7. Programming and setup: If the new motor includes programmable features or advanced functionalities, the technician will assist in programming and configuring these settings according to your preferences.
  8. Demonstration and maintenance tips: After the installation, the technician will demonstrate how to operate the new motor and provide maintenance tips to ensure its longevity. They may also provide information on warranty coverage and answer any questions.

It’s important to note that the process may vary depending on the specific requirements of your garage door and the chosen motor. Hiring a professional ensures the replacement is done correctly, minimising the risk of damage, malfunctions, or safety hazards associated with an improperly installed motor.

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Garage Door Motor Servicing Tasks

Roller door

  • Clean vertical tracks
  • Lubricate and re-align
  • Clean and lubricate nylon felt on all four sides
  • Lubricate, adjust and re-tension internal springs
  • Clean and lubricate bushes on both sides
  • Reprogram the motor, adjust the open and close limits and force adjustment
  • Replace weather strip

Sectional door

  • Adjust, re-tension and lubricate springs
  • Inspect and tension all nuts and bolts
  • Strengthen the top frame angle brace
  • Reprogram the motor, adjust the open and close limits and force adjustment
  • Clean, adjust and lubricate wheel bearings
  • Replace weather strip

Tilt door

  • Adjust, re-tension and lubricate springs
  • Inspect and tension all nuts and bolts
  • Strengthen the top frame angle brace
  • Reprogram the motor, adjust the open and close limits and force adjustment

Our highly trained technicians will visit your place. They will first inspect the situation and then take the necessary steps. If only something needs to be repaired, then they will repair it or provide you with the estimate for the part that needs to be replaced or the entire unit. Our technician always carries all the required tools in their service vehicle, so it will not take much of your time.

We provide garage door motor replacement to residential and commercial customers throughout the Sydney Northern Beaches area. We aim to earn our customers’ trust by providing an excellent experience.

So if you face any garage door motor issues, we are just a call away. Call us on 02 99711111.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does putting a new motor on a garage door cost?

The cost of installing a new garage door motor can vary depending on factors such as the motor type, brand, features, and the complexity of the installation.

What is the lifespan of a garage door motor?

The lifespan of a garage door motor typically ranges from 10 to 15 years. However, this can vary based on factors such as usage, maintenance, and the quality of the motor.

What is the correct HP for a garage door?

The appropriate horsepower (HP) for a garage door motor depends on the size, weight, and type of the garage door. ½ to 1 HP motors are commonly used for a standard residential garage door.

When should you replace your garage door motor?

You should consider replacing your garage door motor if it shows signs of frequent malfunctions, requires frequent repairs, or if it is approaching the end of its expected lifespan. Consulting with a professional technician is recommended for an accurate assessment.

Is it better to repair or replace a garage door opener?

The decision to repair or replace a garage door opener depends on the extent of the issue and the age of the opener. Minor repairs are generally more cost-effective, but replacement may be a better long-term solution if the motor is old or experiencing significant problems.

What are the different types of garage door openers?

The main types of garage door openers include chain drive, belt drive, screw drive, and direct drive. Chain drive openers use a chain, belt drive openers use a rubber belt, screw drive openers use a threaded rod, and direct drive openers operate using a motor that moves along a stationary chain.

Do garage door motors burn out?

Yes, garage door motors can burn out over time due to excessive wear and tear, lack of maintenance, or electrical issues. Regular maintenance and proper usage can help prolong the motor’s lifespan and minimize the risk of burnout.

Our Testimonials

John Smith
John Smith
Bryan came out to fix our door which had failed during the warranty period. He installed a new motor and I was able to take the car out of the garage again. Even though it was a quick turnaround he didn’t charge. Would recommend to anyone
Beth Nyman
Beth Nyman
Thank you team for the over the phone support in securing the house over the weekend!! Beth at Curl Curl
Recommend Pittwater Garage Door Repairs above all others. They are responsive, knowledgable and willing to go the extra mile to get your repairs done quickly and effectively. I had an issue with my tilt door garage where the fob wasn't speaking to the motor. I also didn't have a key to the safety lock on the outside of the garage. There was no other way into the garage, and as you'd expect, my car is in the garage meaning getting to work became a real hassel. I had called around to several places before settling in with Pittwater Garage Door Repairs. I was promised a time for a local competitor to come around and fix it, and when they didn't show up, I called to book in with Pittwater Garage Door Repairs. The guys there got straight to me and fixed my door, got the motor going and all within the hour. To say I'm impressed with their service, is to say the least!
Carol Burgess
Carol Burgess
Prompt fantastic service highly recommend Carol MonaVale
Lee White
Lee White
Thank you to the amazing Brian. Fantastic service you can rely on. 100% recommend you use this fantastic company. Brian thank you! Five gold stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Garage door broke on the Saturday of a long weekend. Brian was here within an hour of us calling him and was friendly and knowledgeable. We’ll definitely be using him again.
Tim Reeves
Tim Reeves
Great service and value. Fixed my door that day!
Leigh Edwards
Leigh Edwards
Couldn't have been happier with the service from Pittwater Garage Doors!! Price was very reasonable and given up front, before I booked the job. They communicated with me well, arrived bang on time, had the door fixed and adjusted efficiently and were friendly as they did it. It was the first time I have used them, but will not be the last!

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Suite 4128, B/834,
Pittwater Rd, Dee Why,
NSW 2099

(02) 9971 1111

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