Posts Tagged ‘Operator’

Garage Door Operation 101 – a homeowner’s guide to the garage door and how it works.

August 24, 2010

One of the most overlooked “appliances” in your home is the garage door. You press a button. It goes up. It goes down. Simple, right?

Not really. Like every other mechanical device you own – your cars, your kitchen and laundry appliances and your heating and cooling systems – your garage door and its operating system needs to be properly adjusted and regularly maintained in order to function correctly.

You can perform some simple safety and maintenance tasks yourself. Other tasks – such as spring repair/replacement, track and roller repair/replacement and door installation – are jobs best left to trained service professionals.

Just as it is common practice to have your home’s heating and cooling systems checked annually, it’s also a good idea to have your door checked annually by a qualified service technician to ensure that it continues to work properly and effectively.
Never take a garage door system for granted; always use extreme caution when working on it or near it. Make sure that children understand that the garage door and the garage door opener are not toys. Never let children play with the door or its operating system. For more safety information, check out Cookson Door Sales of Arizona


Garage Door Balance

October 7, 2009

A garage door is only going to work with an opener as well as it works for you manually. When a garage door is disconnected from its opener it should be easy to work by hand. If your garage door is out of balance in either direction it will stress out your opener. Out of balance door will decrease the life span of your opener dramatically.

First make sure the garage door is closed. Then locate your emergency disconnect (find the pull cord) on the operator. Pull lightly to disconnect the traveler lock. Now you’re ready to work the garage door manually. (PLEASE be careful not to put your fingers in between the sections). While standing inside the garage, please stand facing the middle of the garage door. Now that you’re at the middle, slide your hands under the bottom of the door. (Unless there is a handle available, use the handle). Next you should try to manually open garage door. You should be able to work the door with little to no effort. The door should easily stop almost anywhere in its tracks.

Signs of a door out of balance will be as follows: a door will not sit evenly on the floor or does not glide easily up and down the track and the door will have a tendency to not stay open and keeps drifting down. Out of balance door will cause wear and tear on your garage door opener. Springs are dangerous and should only be adjusted by a professional. If you find or notice any of these issues your door needs to be adjusted. Contact Cookson Door Sales of Arizona for service. Home owners who live outside of Arizona should contact a local garage door repair service.

Space Saving Wall Mounted Jack Shaft Operator

July 28, 2009

When you need to save space or have an oversized door or cathedral ceiling, the Lift-Master 3800 is a perfectly engineered solution to wall-mounted jackshaft openers. The 3800 is mounted to the wall beside the garage door, so ceiling space is freed up for maximum storage. A remote light can be positioned anywhere in the garage and provides 200 watts of bright light wherever it is needed. The powerful 24V DC motor provides
ultra-quiet operation, along with variable speed smooth start and smooth stop.

• Cable tension monitor eliminates cable throw; ideal for limited height, cathedral or obstructed ceiling installations.

• Power door lock for extra security; when the door is down it is securely locked

• 200-watt lighting via remote light

• Meets all UL325 requirements

• Lifetime motor warranty

LiftMaster® 3800, the only professionally installed residential jackshaft opener with optional EverCharge™ Battery Backup

All LiftMaster® garage door openers are manufactured with the highest level of safety and monitoring systems to ensure safe operation.
• The Protector System® safety sensors reverse the door automatically if the infrared
beam is broken, before contact is made.

• Patented technology detects when a door spring breaks and triggers the motor to
reverse the door to the full open position.

• Sensing technology will stop the door from closing if contact is made with a person or object.
• Security+® Rolling Code Technology assures a new code is sent every time the
remote is used.

• Patented PosiLock® system ensures the door remains securely locked when it is closed.

• Opener light turns on automatically when The Protector System® safety infrared beam is broken.

Put control where you want it. For people who want a second control in their garages. A light control
button turns garage door opener lights on and off. Auxiliary button can be programmed to open and close a second garage door.

LASER GARAGE PARKING ASSIST (378LM) park perfectly every time. The high-tech solution that helps you park perfectly in your garage! As you pull into your garage the laser is activated and projected onto
the dashboard, making it easy to park in the same spot every time.

EVERCHARGE™ BATTERY BACKUP SYSTEM (975LM) The door goes up when the power goes out
If the power goes out, the battery backup system will operate
the garage door opener for 20 full cycles within a 24-hour period.

WIRELESS KEYLESS ENTRY with SECURITY+® (377LM) Enter without a key
Open your garage door without using a remote control and close
with just the push of a button. Also can be programmed with a
temporary entry code for friends and service people.

Know for sure the door is closed
Lets you know whether the garage door is open or closed from
any room in the house. A flashing red light shows the door is open;
a glowing green light indicates the door is closed.

For additional information, contact Cookson Door Sales of Arizona