Retractable Lightweight Garage Door Gear
Retractable Lightweight Garage Door Gear

Retractable Lightweight Garage Door Gear

Part Number:WS055-1
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Description
Retractable garage door gear lifting mechanisms are ideal for people who are making their own door or to replace the existing lifting mechanism on an old door where there are obsolete parts. The lightweight retractable garage door gear is designed to lift doors up to 45kg (approx. 100lbs) and up to 9'0" wide.

All gears have multi-position springs location to give great flexibility and improved door balance.

The gear packs are for Metal / GRP / Timber Garage doors.
  • Special short arm: 5'8" to 6'4"
  • Short Arm Door height: 6'0" to 6'7"
  • Standard Arm Door height: 6'8" to 7'5"
Retractable gears are ideal for use with automatic electric operation. Fixing plates are recommended for steel, aluminium and GRP garage door to provide a suitable fixing for the door arms.

Note: Although a confident D.I.Y person should be able to carry out this work we recommend that you engage the services of a specialist installer.
Fitting Instructions

This door gear has been designed for quick and easy installation. Through careful design it is possible to adjust the door after installation for very smooth operation. To obtain these benefits read the instructions RIGHT through BEFORE installation.

Caution: ALWAYS raise and prop the door in the open position before fitting, adjusting or removing the springs.

All instructions are given from within the garage.

Please Note. Although a confident D.I.Y person should be able to carry out this work we recommend that you engage the services of a specialist installer.

Firstly unpack and identify the parts (right hand assembly shown).

 

a. 2x Track stabiliser
b. 2x Track support bracket
c. 2x Track with end bracket
d. 2x Rubber buffer
e. 2x Top roller    
    2x Top roller bracket    
    4x Roller retaining clips
f. 2x Top weather strip
g. 2x Spring anchor bolt
h. 2x Spring yoke
i. 6x Spring
j. 2x Spring clip
k. 2x Door arm assembly c/w post bracket, door bracket & spring adjustment
l. 1x 3 metre coil Rubber weather strip
m. 2x Door/latch striker plate    
    1x screw pack

Retractable Lightweight Garage Door Gear

STEP 1: FRAME DETAILS


Recommended timber frame size 70mm x 70mm. Minimum frame size 50mm x 70mm. Frame must be square, check diagonals. Frame must also be square with opening.

Retractable Lightweight Garage Door Gear

STEP 2: FITTING ROLLER BRACKETS & WEATHER STRIPS


GO STRAIGHT TO STEP THREE IF TOP ROLLER BRACKETS AND WEATHER STRIPS ARE PRE-FITTED.

 

Locate the top roller bracket flush with the top of the door matching the same overhang as the top weather strip. On doors OVER 50mm (2") thick; lower the top roller bracket by the same amount. ie door thickness 62.5mm (2 ½") lower the bracket by 12.5mm (½"). Fix the roller bracket and weather strip using No. 12 x ¾" self tapping screws.

 

TAKE GREAT CARE NOT TO DRILL RIGHT THROUGH THE DOOR FACE.

Retractable Lightweight Garage Door Gear

STEP 3: POSITION DOOR IN OPENING


Wedge the door in to the opening allow 10mm side clearance, 10mm clearance between the top of the door and the header and allow at least 10mm ground clearance.

 

STEP 4: INSTALL THE TRACKS

 

Locate the track over roller, support rear of the track allowing between 25mm and 40mm fall to the rear.

 

With the track JUST TOUCHING the bottom of the roller drill 2 x 6mm pilot holes in the middle of the slots in the track brackets. Fix 2 x M8 x 60 coachscrews.

 

Slide on track support bracket and fasten to a suitable support using 1 x M8 x 40mm coachscrews and washer ensuring track is square to door and allowing fall as above. Fit rubber buffer by drilling 9mm hole in track and secure with M8 x 30mm bolt / nut / washer as fitted. Position rubber buffer towards rear of track but not so far as to allow door arm to hit spring anchor bolt. Door must stop against rubber buffer not arm against anchor bolt.

Retractable Lightweight Garage Door Gear

STEP 5: INSTALLATION OF ACTIVATING ARMS 

 

Fit Door arm onto the 50mm or 70mm wide post allowing 3mm gap between the top weather strip and the door arm bracket, with the door arm bracket protruding past the post into the opening by 20mm. Drill 3 x 6mm pilot holes as indicated and secure with 3 x M8 x 60mm coachdscrews and M8 washers, ensuring arm is vertical and parallel to door edge.

 

Fit bottom arm bracket to door with M8 x 20 Hex bolts.

 

TAKE CARE NOT TO DRILL RIGHT THROUGH THE DOOR.

Retractable Lightweight Garage Door Gear

STEP 6: INSTALLATION OF DOOR / LATCH STRIKER PLATE 


Open the door and prop it firmly in the fully open position.

 

Assemble spring onto retaining plates as shown ensuring that slots at each end are in line. It is important that the springs are balanced on the retaining plates.

 

STEP 7: INSTALLATION OF SPRINGS

 

Attach spring clip to spring bar pull the springs down and locate over the spring anchor bolt. The door should glide up and down with the minimum of effort.

 

If the door is HEAVY on LOWER half of its travel, RAISE the spring anchor bolt until the bottom half of its travel is satisfactory.

 

To complete the balance of the door in the TOP half of its opening operation, adjust the spring on the adjusting bar When complete ensure the spring anchor bolt is fully tightened.

 

IMPORTANT Springs must be under tension at all times when in the open position - failure to do so could result in injury and/or damage to the door/ door gear.


NOTE: ALL ADJUSTMENTS MUST BE CARRIED OUT WITH THE DOOR FIRMLY PROPPED IN THE FULLY OPEN POSITION.

Retractable Lightweight Garage Door Gear

Retractable Lightweight Garage Door Gear

STEP 8: INSTALLATION OF BLACK WEATHER STRIP


Unroll weather strip, position top end immediately beneath door arm allowing 10mm to overlap the door and nail onto post using 6 x 25mm clout nails. Cut off excess at bottom and repeat for the other side.

 

STEP 9: OILING THE DOOR 


For smooth running of the door it is important to oil the moving parts.

 

- The six pivots on the activating arm assemblies
- The roller wheels
- The top spring attachments

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:

Adjust springs only when the door is in the open position.

Before removing springs or spring anchor bolts use a prop to securely keep the door in the open position.

NEVER ADJUST OR REMOVE THE SPRINGS WITH THE DOOR IN THE CLOSED POSITION.  

Delivery & Returns

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Delivery Costs

Delivery Service

Weight Cost Delivery Timescale
Economy Delivery
(UK mainland only)
0 - 200g £1.99 2-3 working days delivery via Royal Mail 48 (Untracked).
200g - 2kg £3.49

Standard Delivery
(UK mainland only)

< 200g £2.99 1 - 2 working days via Royal Mail 24 (untracked)
200g - 2kg £4.99
2k - 20kg £5.99 1 - 2 working days courier (Tracked)
20kg - 40kg £12.99
40kg - 60kg £18.99
60kg - 250kg £29.99

Express Delivery
(UK mainland only)

0 - 20KG £8.99 Next working day Courier (Tracked). Delivery Monday-Friday. Available for most items. Orders placed before 2pm.
20kg - 40kg £19.99
40kg - 60kg £29.99

Returns Policy

To return an unwanted order, please contact us within 14 days of receipt of delivery. Full returns information can be found here.

Retractable Lightweight Garage Door Gear
Retractable Lightweight Garage Door Gear

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