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    • QueenMarsh
    • By QueenMarsh 17th Oct 16, 10:48 PM
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    Converting an electric garage door to manual
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    • 17th Oct 16, 10:48 PM
    Converting an electric garage door to manual 17th Oct 16 at 10:48 PM
    Hi

    Can anyone offer advice on converting an electric garage door to manual? The door is about 10 years old and we've found over the last 6 months the mechanism is failing. They don't make any parts to fix the current motor and It's now at the point where it takes 2 of us to open it. There's nothing wrong with the door itself and I'm reluctant to pay £600 plus for a similar door so was hoping I could just change the frame.

    There's quite a bit online about converting from manual to electric but nothing the other way.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Queenie
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    • phil24_7
    • By phil24_7 18th Oct 16, 12:52 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 12:52 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 12:52 AM
    What about replacing the motor?
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 18th Oct 16, 9:17 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 9:17 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 9:17 AM
    We don't know what type of doors you have. I have electrically motorised up and over sectional doors and, if there is a failure of power, there is a grab handle which, if grabbed, disconnects the door mechanism from the motor drive and allows a manual lift and close. It is not easy and is not designed as a permanent solution but it does work.
    • Kiran
    • By Kiran 18th Oct 16, 1:46 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:46 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:46 PM
    If you are talking about an electric roller shutter then manually winding it takes forever, I have a wind override on mine and due to the gearing ratio id imagine it would be a solid 5 minutes of winding to raise it all the way up.


    It always raises alarm bells when people talk about being able to get an electric garage door for £600-700, it usually come from a website which seems to have a considerable number of names but always the same content. Do a bit of research on these companies and you'll see why they are to be avoided.
    Some people don't exaggerate........... They just remember big!
    • phil24_7
    • By phil24_7 18th Oct 16, 5:37 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 5:37 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 5:37 PM
    Got my electric, insulated, garage door for £500 delivered.

    It was a miss-measure and a little on the small size (2130 x 2090) so was sat around gathering dust. It was perfect for me as I only wanted it for my bikes and I can still get my car in there if I go on holiday (it's a tight squeeze though!).

    It was relatively easy to fit and I am confident I could easily replace the motor in future should I need.
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