How to Shorten a Chain Drive Garage Door Opener

garage door openerYou may be having some problems with your garage door such as it not opening fully or not opening at all. If so, there could be a problem with you garage door chain drive opener. While most people who have chain drive issues call the help of a professional, it can be fixed on a DIY basis. Read on to find out more.

Steps On Shortening the Chain Drive

You must know your garage door opener, so with the door closed, pull the emergency release cord and lift the door to see if it opens and closes smoothly. This is where you can identify exactly where the issue lies and resolve it accordingly.

Always work with the door down to prevent the door coming crashing down and causing damage and injuries. Unplug the opener, remove the new unit from the box along with all the parts. Assemble everything on the garage floor so that it can be spread out and assembled properly. Then, remove the old Genie. Cut down the opener rail and the drive chain by about 6 1/2″. Cut the rail down 6 1/2″ and then cut the chain down 13″.  Once you have it at a length that suits your garage door, install the new garage door opener chain drive.

Speak To Us

If you don’t feel confident enough in doing this work yourself, one of our trained and experienced technicians would be more than happy to do it for you. Alternatively, if you want to get in touch to speak to us about any aspect of your garage door, call us at (817) 383-1333. Our team is professional, cost-effective and hardworking, so call us today to find out how we can help you with your garage door issue.

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