Recently, our client, who lives in Rhinestone street, Fourways, phoned us with a broken garage door motor. He reported the following:
He had an old Digidoor II garage door opener where the worm or drive shaft had broken out of the back of the motor. When the worm broke, it also damaged the carriage mechanism. Because he has an old 220V motor we recommended a new 24V DC Centurion X-trac motor with battery backup. With a 1 year guarantee and super silent operation we had a happy client in no time.
As part of installing a new garage door motor, we service the garage door. Your garage door must be in good working order in order for your motor to function optimally. Do you need to have your old remotes working with your new garage motor? No problem, we will move your old receiver or install a compatible receiver for you.
Another client that stays in the Castellano Estate in Cedar road West in Fourways had a broken garage door motor. She had a Digi24 garage door motor. The Digi24 garage door motors are no longer supported by Digidoor. Therefore there are no longer parts available to repair them.
These motors used to be very fast, and this can be a problem. A very fast motor can easily break the garage door brackets or hinges if a problem occurs while it is moving so fast.
We installed a New Centurion X-trac garage door motor for her.
Don’t let a broken garage door motor be an inconvenience for you. Contact Mr Garage now for a quote on a new garage door motor and installation. We are usually able to install a new garage door motor for you the same day or within a day of receiving the deposit.
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As in all of the areas that we cover, we have countless examples of garage door motor repairs and new installations that we can share with you. Here is an outline of some of the jobs we have had where we have needed to install new garage door motors in Randburg.
Our client in Johannes street in Fairland in Randburg had a broken Digidoor II motor. It is possible to have this motor repaired, but it does take 3 to 10 working days and is dependent on the manufacturer. However, the client wanted a working garage door motor immediately. So, we firstly serviced the garage door and set the spring tension; and then installed a new Centurion X-trac motor for her.
See the image below for the Broken Digidoor II motor.
Contact Mr Garage for all you New garage door motor requirement. We usually install New Centution X-trac or SD04 motors as they are the best quality motors and have the best support in the South African market.
Broken Digidoor II motor
Our client in North Riding, Randburg had a old and broken Pro-Alpha garage door motor. Parts for the Pro-Alpha motors are not available anymore. Furthermore, all the new generation motors use 24V DC motors, so, by switching to one of the new motors, the main advantage is you have battery backup and can open your door during load shedding and power outages. We replaced the client’s old motor with a new X-Trac garage door motor from Centurion.
A client residing in Northcliff, Randburg phoned us with a broken garage spring and a broken garage door motor. They had an old digidoor III motor. After the spring had broken, the chain link mechanism for the motor also broke. It is possible to repair the old Digidoor chain link mechanism, but on the old version of the motor it will keep breaking and you have to get a new gearbox and pc-board. This makes repairs not worth it and it is better to install a new garage door motor. Our preference is to install only Centurion garage door motors, because they have the best quality and support available.
We weighed the garage door and installed the correct springs for a 140kg wooden garage door of standard height. Once the correct springs are installed and the door is working properly, we could then replace the old motor with a new Centurion X-Trac motor.
Our client in Honeydew, Randburg had a broken garage door motor. It was on old Gemini 220V Garage door motor. However, these motors are un-supported and cannot be repaired. As a result, we serviced the client’s double steel sectional door and installed a new Centurion X-trac motor for him.
In Linden, Randburg we received a call from a client that requested a new garage door motor. Their garage door was not automated, so they where opening and closing the garage door by hand. So, we quoted the client on a new Centurion X-Trac garage door motor. They accepted the quote and therefore we installed the motor for them.
Do you need a new garage door motor installed in Sandton?
Our client in Melrose road in Sandton recently called us and reported the following:
She had a Pro-Alpha garage door motor. There is basically no support for these motors at the moment. They are old 220V motors and we strongly recommend that you install a new Centurion garage door motor.
We did the following tests
We installed a new Centurion X-trac motor and had a happy client in no time.
In another case, we did a lot of work for a client in the Sandton Country Club Estate. The garage door broke and, in the process, the pine jams got damaged and needed to be replaced.
A couple of months before this happened, one of his garage door springs broke and another company installed new springs for him. The problem, however, was that this other company did not weigh the door and installed incorrect springs. The door never worked properly. This damages the motor.
We weighed the door and installed the correct springs. After the door was working properly we installed a new Centurion SD04 garage door motor.
In yet another case, a client in Coleraine Dr in Riverclub, Sandton, had a broken garage door motor. The type of motor was an old imported 220V motor with no local support. Mr Garage only installs well-supported local brands of garage door motors. Our preference is the Centurion X-trac and SD04 motors. We replaced the motor and, once more, have a happy client.
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