Fitting Instructions - EasyFit Garage Doors
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Garage Door Fitting Instructions

Step 1 – Taking Delivery and Checking All Parts

Please check that the door is the correct size and all component parts are present. This garage door is heavy and awkward to handle, it is recommended that fitting this door is carried out by two people.

You should have:

1) Box containing door curtain

2) Two guide rails

3) Box containing electronic controls

4) Manual over-ride equipment

5) Motor barrel containing the motor

Ensure that the site is clear and that the fixing surfaces are free from loose plaster and masonry. Ensure that the opening has no irregularities that could damage the back box or curtain.

The door curtain will be fully packaged when delivered. The end plates will be factory fitted to the back box (if ordered) and the curtain will be packaged with bubble wrap. The two side channels (guide rails) should be unpacked and placed into either side of the opening. The guides are designed to slot into the end plates via the peg on the end plate.

Ensure that the site is clear and that the fixing surfaces are free from loose plaster and masonry. Ensure that the opening has no irregularities that could damage the back box or curtain.

The door curtain will be fully packaged when delivered. The end plates will be factory fitted to the back box (if ordered) and the curtain will be packaged with bubble wrap. The two side channels (guide rails) should be unpacked and placed into either side of the opening. The guides are designed to slot into the end plates via the peg on the end plate.

 

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Step 2 – Preparing The Motor And Barrel

1. Carefully remove the box lid and place in a safe place.

2. The barrel (shaft) is held in place by a captive bearing (or safety break if applicable) on the non-drive end and a mounting plate on the drive end. The non-drive end of the barrel has an adjustable shaft (only on standard 77mm held in place with a 4mm Allen bolt. (See Figure 1).

 3. If the door has been supplied with a back box or safety break (if required), then both end plates will have already be attached. If neither of these have been supplied the non drive end plate will be supplied loose. Simply unwrap and slide bearing wheel fully onto the adjustable shaft.

 4. Measure across both end plates to ensure the width is correct. You can adjust the width buy loosening the 4mm Allen key bolt and sliding the shaft accordingly.

Fig 1 Barrel assembly

Step 3 – Preparing The Guide Rails

  1. Determine whether you are using 70mm or 90mm guides. 90mm guides are fitted with an extra thick grey brush strip that must be fitted in the inside (internal fit-inside of garage). 70mm guides are offset slightly to ensure alignment with the box. Slide the guide onto the end plate peg and check that the back of the box lines up with the back of the guide, mark guide accordingly.
  2. Determine method of fitting guides, face fix (onto back of the brickwork) or reveal fix (between the brickwork). Drill 7mm fixing holes as per diagram, enlarge inside holes to 10mm to accommodate plastic grommets. Easy Fit recommend at least four good fixings per guide. (See Figure 2).
  3. File the inside of the guide channels – (at the top), to create a chamfered lead in for the curtain.

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Step 4 – Fixing The Guide Rails And Box Assembly

1. The guides are offset slightly to ensure correct alignment with the box. Slot the guides onto the end plate pegs and check that the back of the box lines up with the back of the guide. Position the box and guides where they are to be fitted. It is vital to level the box assembly and to make sure the guides are square.

2. Fix the guides to the walls making sure they are not distorted in anyway, pack the brickwork out where necessary. Ensure the fixings used are suitable for the wall properties.

3. Drill suitable holes in the end plates to get secure fixings. This can be through the back of the end plate or through the side, ideally at the top end. Secure to the walls making sure the box assembly is vertical and follows the line of the guides.

4. Drill and screw the back of the box at regular points along the width of the door. This is best done as close to the bottom edge as possible. Make sure all screw heads are flush and not proud as this may damage the surface of the curtain later

IT IS IMPORTANT TO ENSURE THAT THE CURTAIN IS CLEAR OF THE BACK BOX AND FIXINGS WHEN RUNNING.

Step 5 – Installing The Emergency Over-Ride

The end plate will already have a section removed according to the desired motor position and associated exit point for the over-ride bar.

STANDARD INTERNAL OVER-RIDE

1. Align the manual over-ride bar and eyelet with the hole in the motor and attach using self tappers. (See Figure 3).

LOW LEVEL EXTERNAL OVER-RIDE

See attached sheet for instructions.

EXTERNAL FIT WITH AN EXTERNAL OVERRIDE

If the door is fitted externally the over-ride will come straight down through the bottom of the end plate. There will be a lock which will already be attached to the front cover, this is to keep the over-ride secure. In case of power failure, simply remove lock cylinder and insert 7mm hex handle straight up into motor. (See figure 4)

 

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Step 6 – Fitting The Remote Control Unit

The control unit for your door will be packed separately, please follow the instructions, these will be found in the box containing the control unit.

NOTE: Before you operate the door electronically for the first time, Easy Fit advise you to check the operation by using the manual over-ride and allowing the barrel to make several complete rotations in both directions.

 

Step 7 – Installing The Curtain

The curtain will be attached to the barrel by “auto-locks”. Before you install the curtain,  you must ensure that the motor has reached the close limit & that the supplied Velcro strip is attached to the back of the auto lock along the metal strip that slides onto the curtain.

 

1. Power up the receiver unit, press the down arrow on the front of the receiver. The barrel will rotate in the close direction. NOTE: If the barrel rotation is incorrect, please swap motor direction connections (black and brown from motor).

 

2. To ensure the curtain does not get damaged during fitting, the collars on the barrel must be covered with either cardboard or bubble wrap. This can be removed once the curtain is in position.

 

3. Tip; before sliding curtain into guides, keeping them in pairs, space auto- lock rings evenly. Carefully remove packaging from curtain.

 

4.  Lift the curtain roll and feed the bottom rail over the barrel section into the guide rails. Feed the door into the guide rails approximately half way and unroll the remaining curtain so the curtain is hanging over the barrel.

 

5.  Slide the auto-locks onto the top lathe of the door.

NOTE: There should be 2 rings for every 1 auto-lock.

 

6. Carefully slide the curtain to the closed position.

 

NOTE: In some cases it may be necessary to rotate the barrel to enable fitting of the auto-locks. Do this with the manual over-ride, at this stage do not run the motor.

 

FIGURE 6 –  AUTOLOCKING RING

 

 

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FIGURE 7 –  AUTOLOCKING UNIT

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Once you are happy that the rings are spaced evenly, connect the curtain to the barrel using location pegs, ensuring you use the same hole series for every ring (auto locks go between 2 rings). Never use the barrel hole directly adjacent to the barrel collars.

 

Step 8 – Setting The Motor Limits

 

The following procedure is to be followed when setting the limits of the motor. This can only be done once the following have been completed.

 

  • Door on down limit
  • Curtain attached
  • Auto-lock rings secured with self tapper

 

 

Notice that the motor will perform a greater number of revolutions if the screw-limits are turned towards the +, whilst the number of revolutions are decreased when the screws are turned in the – direction.

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As the door is already closed, the  Closing Limit will be the first to be set.

 

1.  Using the buttons on the front of the receiver push the open (top) button. Let the barrel rotate a couple of times and push the stop (central) button. Push the close (bottom) button to see how far the door closes Note: be ready to push the stop incase the door closes too far.

 

2.  Check pictures above to determine which screw you need to turn to adjust the closing limit. Using the plastic limit adjuster, turn the limit screw the correct way. Only turn the screw one turn each time. To test the door, repeat step 1.

 

 3.  For the door to be in the correct closing position the lathes need to be stacked on top of each other and the auto-locks tight Note: be carefully not to set the limit down to far as this can snap the auto-locks

 

4.  Once this is done you can test the closing limit is set correctly by opening the door a foot of the ground and bring it back down.

 

Opening Limit

 

1.  Using the buttons on the front of the receiver push the open (top) button.

Note: be ready to push the stop as the door may open past the guides. If this happens, bring the door down 2 foot from the opening

and turn correct limit screw towards – 2 full rotations. Test the door, always being ready to push the stop button. Repeat until opening limit is found.

 

2.  Once the opening limit has been found you can fine tune it by turning the correct limit screw toward the +.

 

3.  Correct opening position is when the bottom slat is half way into the guide.

 

4.  Test the door by completely closing and re-opening

Note: if the safety edge upgrade has been ordered please refer to steps below on how to pair safety edge with the control unit.

 

NOTE: The motor unit has an in-built thermal trip that will activate once the motor unit reaches a predetermined temperature. Repetitive usage during the fine adjustment process can cause the motor to cut out. Please wait approximately fifteen minutes for the unit to return to normal operating mode.

 

IMPORTANT INFO RE SAFETY EDGE UPGRADE: ONCE LIMITS ARE SET YOU MUST ACTIVATE SAFETY EDGE USING THE FOLLOWING STEPS

 

1.  Bring the door to waist height so the black slave unit at the bottom of the curtain is at a comfortable height to work from.

 

2.  Un-power the control unit, once all the lights have gone out power the control unit back up.

 

3.  Once the beep has stopped, flick dip switch 1 up into the on position, press and hold P1 (white button) until the control unit starts to beep.

 

4.  If this has been done successfully you will hear a total of 7 beeps

 

5.  Unscrew the front cover of the slave unit and insert the supplied batteries

(please note that these are 3.6v & not the usual ones found in stores)

 

6.  On the circuit board of the main control unit located above the last terminal is a radio receiver card. Press the white button on the radio receiver card, LED 1

and 2 will come on.

 

7.  On the slave unit Press & hold P1 (white button) for a few seconds. If pairing has been successful LED 1 will turn off whilst LED 2 remains on.

 

8.  After 30 seconds check LED 2 is now flashing steadily. If not please follow steps 6-7 again. Screw the cover back onto the slave unit.

 

9.  Screw the front panel of the control unit back on and push the up button, allowing the door to fully travel and stop in the open position.

 

10. Once the door is fully opened, push the down button letting the door close completely.

 

11. If all the above procedures have been successful the safety edge will be active.

To test this, bring the door to waist height & stop it. Press the down button &

whilst the door is closing, firmly pinch the rubber at the bottom of the curtain. This will act as an obstruction & cause the door to stop

 

Step 9 – Fitting The Front Box/enclosure (optional)

 

1. Unattached the manual over-ride and clip the internal cover into the back box top retaining lip at approximately 10 degrees.

Note: Easiest way to achieve this is to start at one end and work you’re way along

 

2. Once the cover is located over it’s entire length place the cover up against the end plates.

 

3. Drill and fix in place with self tapping screws or pop-rivets.

 

4. Re-insert the manual over-ride through the pre drilled hole and fix into position with self tapping screws.

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