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Installing a garage door opener is a two-person job that requires removing the old opener, mounting and aligning the new unit and securing the motor. Read all instructions on the new unit before beginning installation.

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To install a garage door, first identify the correct location of the door. Take the appropriate measurements that need to be used for the door. Consider both the length and the width of the door opening, the approximate total area of the garage, and the head room that gives enough space. Place the b

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Malfunctioning circuit boards, a power surge or a thunderstorm are potential causes of a garage door opening by itself. In rare cases, a neighbor may accidentally open a homeowner's garage door, especially if the door has been operating for more than 20 years already.

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The reasons a garage door might not open include broken springs, low batteries in the remote control and worn cables. Broken springs are a common problem for garage doors. Motors cannot lift garage doors on their own if a spring breaks or snaps. Installing new springs fixes this issue.

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Common problems with garage door openers include problems with the remote control, out-of-adjustment limit switches and problems with the close-force adjustment. Many of these problems are within the ability of the homeowner to fix.

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Install sectional garage doors by installing the tracks and then the individual sections. Connect the sections with hinges. After installing the door, add the garage door opener and test the unit.

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Consumers can find a list of top 10 garage openers on the Top Ten Reviews website. The Chamberlain Premium wins the 2015 Gold Award for garage door openers.

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As of January 2015, the average cost to install a garage door ranges from about $700 to $1,200. The cost includes the garage door, labor, materials and supplies. The overall cost of the project is determined by the number of doors being installed and geographic location.

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When installing garage door springs, be very careful, as it is not an easy DIY project. It also helps to know about the different types of garage door springs, know how safety cables for springs work, and check the condition of the spring brackets.

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Retailers such as Loews, Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Sears that sell garage door opener systems also generally sell replacement parts. As of 2014, each of these retailers also sells universal garage door opener remotes that are compatible with most garage door opener systems.