Installing or repairing a garage door opener is an ongoing project. And if you love DIY projects, this is even more exciting and enjoyable! In this blog article, you’ll find out what you need to know in order to be a responsible home handyman.
-Step 1: Use tape to cover the visible metal shown on your belt
-If your belt is showing signs of wear and tear, it’s time to replace it. There are a few different belts available for garage door openers, so it’s important to choose the right one for your opener.
-To replace the belt on your garage door opener, you’ll first need to remove the cover. You can do this by either removing screws or snap rings.
-Once the cover is removed, you’ll be able to see the belt. You’ll need to remove the old belt and replace it with the new one.
-To do this, use tape to cover the visible metal shown on your belt. This will protect the belt from rust and corrosion.
-Step 2: Place the key into the hole that would have been covered
If your garage door is not opening or closing smoothly, there might be a problem with one of the belt links. Follow these easy steps to replace the belt on your garage door opener:
1. Place the key into the hole that would have been covered by the cover on the garage door opener.
2. Turn the key to the ‘open’ position.
3. Lift up on the handle on one side of the opener. You’ll see a panel come down, revealing the belt link.
4. Remove the belt link by gently pulling it out of its groove. Be careful not to twist it!
5. Replace the belt link by sliding it into place and pushing down until it clicks into place. Close up the panel by lifting up on the handle on one side of the opener, and replace the cover.
-Step 3: Push the plug on a screwdriver through the hole of the broken belt and hold it in place
-If the belt cannot be rewound easily, use a narrow belt saw to cut a new belt to the same width as the old belt
-Locate the pulleys on either side of the garage door opener and place a piece of wood across them
-Measure the distance between the center of the pulleys and line up the belt on the wood so that it is even with the ends of the pulleys
-Using a hammer, drive one end of the new belt into one of the pulleys and hold it in place with a wrench
-Drive the other end of the belt into the other pulley and hold it in place with another wrench
-Turn both wrenches at once so that they are simultaneously tightening down on the belt -The garage door should now open and close properly
-Step 4: Scrape away any paint or glue that’s between the door frame and belt
If you notice that your garage door opener isn’t opening or closing as smoothly as it used to, there is a good chance that the belt has become worn or broken. In this article, we will show you how to replace the belt on your garage door opener.
First, scrape away any paint or glue that’s between the door frame and belt. Once you have exposed the belt itself, remove it using a wrench or a hex tool. Be sure to replace the belt with an identical one, in order to ensure maximum reliability and peace of mind.
Replacing a belt on your garage door opener isnt particularly difficult, but its important to do it correctly to ensure that the garage stays open. Follow these simple steps and youll be up and running in no time.
-Remove the screws that hold the door panel in place
-Locate the belt pulley on one side of the opener
-Remove the belt from the pulley
-Slide the new belt over the pulley and screw it in place
-Replace the screws that hold the panel in place