You will need to release the tension on the torsion shaft, remove the shaft
and spring so you can install the drive unit over the shaft..
Any time your going to release or tighten one of these torsion springs, it
is dangerous.. You need to follow the door installation instructions..
I you didn't install the door yourself, you may want to get assistance from
someone who has..
I haven't installed a Wayne Dalton drive yet, plan to when I can afford
one.. However I just finished installing my own door and torsion spring
system.. It's scary as hell, as you get more and more torsion on the shaft..
I had to release the torsion once (due to a change in the installation) and
that was just as scary..
I would expect that the Wayne Dalton units would have some warnings and
safety instructions included.. Be sure to look for them and proceed with
Not at all! It is a clamshell design and you do not have to remove the
shaft or remove the tension on the spring. It assembles over the shaft
without removing the shaft or spring.
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Since most garage doors don't have an outlet directly above the door, I'm
assuming the iDrive would require a power cord be run across the ceiling to
the outlet that's there for the "older" garage door openers?
The Torsion spring IDrive were removed from the market for a while and
then came back on the market. Call your WD dealer to make sure all
issues are resolved. Had the non torsion spring version installed on
a WD door and it is very nice except buzzers announcing that it will
be doing something are too quiet in my opinion and the free keypad is
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I just got hold off the manual and it doesn't require any torsion
spring adjustments or removal of the torsion bar. The opener clamps
over the torsion bar. This is the only tricky thing I saw "This opener
will not install properly
on doors with offsets other than 3-3/8" and 2-1/2"" This offset is the
horizontal distance between torsion bar and the header wall holding
the opener. Does anybody know is this is a standard distance?
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