Category: Randburg

New garage door motors – Randburg

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.

New Garage Door Motors – Fairland

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
Broken Digidoor II motor

New Garage Door Motors – North Riding

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.
Old Pro-Alfa Garage Door Motor
 

New Garage Door Motors – Northcliff

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.
New Garage Door Motors


New Garage Door Motors – Honeydew

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.

New Garage Door Motors – Linden

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. Read some important pointers for new garage door motor installations.

Garage Door Motor Repair Linden, Randburg – 9th Street

We recently had a client for a garage door motor repair Linden, Randburg – 9th Street. Previously we had done a lot of work on their garage door hardware and also on their garage door motor. We replaced their garage door opener batteries a couple of months ago. However, recently there was a power outage, and, after a couple of hours, the motor stopped working.The first step in understanding the problem is to understand where the problem is occurring. When we arrived at the client we unplugged the garage door motor. Next we started testing the motor using only the battery backup.The motor opened the door many times without a problem. So it is clear that the motor and battery back-up were fine. But that something was discharging the batteries during the power outage.

There is an external receiver connected to the motor. This is the piece of equipment that communicates with the remotes and then causes the motor to either open or close the garage door. A garage door motor also has a PC board. What you have to keep in mind is that both the external receiver and the pc-board of the motor consume a little bit of current continuously. This means that, even if you are not opening and closing the garage door and the motor is not operating, the pc-board and the receiver will continue to draw current from the battery.The batteries used for this particular motor are 2 x 12V 1.3 A/h. Please note that if a lead acid battery is rated as 1.3 A/h that you will probably only get about 75% of that rated value over an hour. (In other words, only 0.975 amps per hour). So, if the pc board and external receiver together consume about 300 mA continuously, the batteries will last between 3 and 4 hours. This is exactly the amount of time that passed before the client tried to operate the motor and found that it would not open the garage door.
1.3Ah-Battery- garage door motor repair linden
1.3Ah-Battery

Garage Door Motor Repair Linden Solution

The solution for this type of problem will depend on a couple of factors. How much time does the client expect the motor be able to last during a power outage? What budget does the client have?1) It is possible to install 2 x 12V 7.2 A/h batteries. This should give you roughly 5 to 6 times the time as the 1.3 A/h batteries. 2) A different external receiver can be installed that consumes less power 3) Solar power solutions or generators / inverters are other options (these are usually quite pricey though)
12V 7.2 Ah Battery - garage door motor repair linden
12V 7.2 Ah Battery