Gate Motor Repairs

We specialize in providing gate motor repairs, upgrades and maintenance services in Gauteng

For any gate motor problems

  • Gate not opening or closing

  • Batteries flat

  • Gate opening and closing randomly

  • Gate stuck

  • Gate remote programming

  • Gate motor replacement

 
Book your Gate Motor Repairs

Is your gate motor acting and looking for Midrand gate motor repairs partner? If so, you’re not alone. Gate motors are an essential component of any automated gate system, providing convenience and security for your property. However, like any mechanical device, gate motors can develop issues over time. Recognizing the signs of a gate motor in need of repair is crucial to prevent further damage and ensure the smooth operation of your gate. Whether it’s unusual noises, slow operation, or complete malfunction, we’ve got you covered. So, if you’re ready to get your gate motor back in top shape, keep reading to learn how to identify the signs and take the necessary action. Don’t let a faulty gate motor compromise your security and convenience – let’s get it fixed! We are trusted Midrand gate motor repairs partner of choice

What our gate motor repairs service includes

 

We provide all types of gate motor repairs services , upgrades and replacements in Midrand and surrounding areas

Services include;

  • Gate motor battery replacements
  • Faulty wiring repair
  • gate motor controller boards
  • gate motor power supply
  • Gate motor sensors
  • gate motor replacements
  • motor gearbox assembly

Signs That Indicate Your Gate Motor Needs Repair

 

1. Unusual Noises

If you notice strange or excessive noises coming from your gate motor, it’s a clear sign that something is amiss. Grinding, squeaking, or clanking sounds can indicate issues with the motor’s gears, bearings, or other internal components. Ignoring these noises can lead to further damage and potentially costly repairs. It’s best to address the issue as soon as possible.

2. Slow Operation

Is your gate taking longer than usual to open or close? A gate motor that operates sluggishly may indicate underlying problems. It could be due to worn-out gears, a weak motor, or even a faulty control board. Slow operation not only inconveniences you but also puts additional strain on the motor, potentially leading to more significant issues down the line.

3. Inconsistent Movement

If your gate motor is experiencing inconsistent movement, such as stopping or reversing unexpectedly, it’s a sign that there may be a problem with the motor’s sensors or control mechanism. Inconsistent movement can compromise the security of your property and should not be ignored. It’s crucial to have a professional inspect and repair the motor to ensure smooth and reliable operation.

4. Complete Malfunction

When your gate motor fails to respond or operate at all, it’s a clear indication that there is a significant issue. A complete motor malfunction can be caused by various factors, including electrical faults, motor burnout, or a damaged control board. In such cases, it is best to avoid attempting any DIY repairs and instead seek the assistance of a qualified gate motor repairs service, Such as Motsebone Technologies.

5. Physical Damage

Visual inspection is an essential part of identifying gate motor issues. Look for any physical damage, such as bent or broken components, rust, or water damage. Physical damage can affect the motor’s performance and should be addressed promptly to prevent further deterioration.

Why Choose Us For your gate motor repairs
Original Parts

We only use original parts for all gate motor repairs and therefore guarantee quality

24x7Service

We are available 24hours, 7 days a week for all gate motor repairs emergencies

Low Cost

We are the most affordable gate motor repairs service provider in Midrand

Gate Motor Repairs DIY Tips

Are you experiencing issues with your gate but you dont have money or time to wait for technician to arrive? There are some things you can do by yourself which can resolve your gate problems.

While some gate motor issues require professional repair, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can take before calling in the experts. 

These steps below can help identify simple problems and potentially save you time and money.

1. Check the power supply

Ensure that the gate motor is receiving power. Check the main electrical panel for any tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. Also, inspect the gate motor’s power cable for any visible damage or loose connections.

2. Inspect gate motor batteries

If your gate motor is powered by batteries, check their condition. Replace your gate motor batteries if they are old or depleted. Some gate motors have battery backup systems to ensure operation during power outages, so it’s essential to keep the batteries in good condition.

 

Preventive measures to avoid costly gate motor repairs

While gate motor issues can occur unexpectedly, there are preventive measures you can take to minimize the likelihood of problems. By following these measures, you can ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your gate motor:

1. Regular maintenance

Regular maintenance is crucial to keep your gate motor in good working order. Follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule and perform routine inspections and cleaning.

2. Keep the gate and motor area clean

Dirt, debris, and leaves can accumulate around the gate and motor area, affecting the motor’s performance. Regularly clean the gate, tracks, and motor area to prevent any obstructions.

3. Avoid overloading

Gate motors have weight limits, and overloading them can lead to premature wear and tear. Make sure to know the weight limit of your gate and avoid adding excessive weight or additional accessories that may strain the motor.

4. Protect from weather elements

Gate motors are exposed to various weather conditions, including rain, heat, and cold. Protect your gate motor by installing weatherproof covers or enclosures to shield it from direct exposure.

5. Educate gate users

Ensure that all gate users are aware of how to operate the gate properly. Misuse or improper handling can lead to gate motor issues. Provide clear instructions on gate operation, including how to manually override the motor in case of emergencies.

By implementing these preventive measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of gate motor problems and prolong the lifespan of your gate motor.

CENTURION GATE MOTOR REPAIRS

Are you are experiencing problems with your centurion gate motor and trying to figure out what the problem is? See below common issues and possible ways to resolve the problems. You can also check our how-to videos by clicking here

Beeping gate motor

Gate motor beeping is a way your centurion gate motor is trying to alert you of problems. See below for what the beeping means and what possible was to resolve the problem

Three beeps: the battery is running low

This means the power supply is not charging the battery. It can either be because the power supply charging circuit is faulty or no power is supplied to the charging unit and the battery is no longer being charged. The motor may continue to run but will warn you of a potential battery-low shutdown by emitting three short beeps every couple of seconds.

Two beeps: mains failure

The majority of our gate motors are battery-driven, meaning that the primary source is either a single 12V battery or two batteries connected in series, depending on the particular model. In theory, this means that they can operate sans mains power. However, a main supply is needed in order to keep the battery in a charged state. In the event of a power failure, for example, due to load-shedding or the power supply (charger) being damaged by, say, lightning, your CENTURION gate motor will periodically emit two short beeps until power is restored.

Four beeps: multiple collisions

A “collision” in the context of gate automation can take many different forms. It could mean that the gate has picked up an actual obstruction, for example, a rock or piece of wood on the track, or it could point to some problem with the internal drive circuitry. Whatever the cause, four beeps generally mean that something has prevented the gate from completing a full opening or closing cycle, and you should refer to the LCD screen for additional information.

Gate does not open or close

One beep periodically for 30 seconds

Message: Beams active / safety beams active

Possible cause

• Beam interrupted
• Beam test inadvertently enabled
• IR beams faulty, misaligned or disconnected
• Damaged Safe Common input

Solution

• Ensure that no people or objects are in the path of the
beam
• Ensure that the Safety Open and Safety Close LEDs
are illuminated – if not, the inputs can be permanently
bridged to Com – or the controller can be reset to factory
defaults
• Disable the Beam Test feature under Menu 6: IR Beams
• Ensure that the safety beams are in working order and
correctly wired
• Replace faulty controller

Five beeps periodically for 30 seconds 

Message: Current sensor fault reading too high/low

Possible cause

• Poor/intermittent motor wire connection
• Faulty electric motor
• Controller hardware problem

Solutions

• Ensure that the DOSS is clipped firmly into its carrier and
that the harness is plugged in on both the DOSS and
controller side
• Check for bad connections
• Replace DOSS harness
• Replace DOSS unit
• Replace faulty controller

Five beeps periodically for 30 seconds

Message: DOSS FAULT / DOSS FAULT-DISCONNECTED

Causes

• DOSS physically disconnected
• Poor connection on DOSS or controller side
• Faulty harness
• Faulty DOSS
• Faulty controller

Solution

• Ensure that the DOSS is clipped firmly into its carrier and
that the harness is plugged in on both the DOSS and
controller side
• Check for bad connections
• Replace DOSS harness
• Replace DOSS unit
• Replace faulty controller

Unable to complete Gate Setup

When your centurion gate motor is failing to complete the setup. different erros messages will be displayed on the controller screen. Let look at the different messages, their meaning and ways to resolve the problem

Message: Multiple Pulses on Origin

Possible causes

• Sensor positioned too far from the origin magnet
• Sensor and origin manget positioned at different heights
• Incorrect orientation of magnet inside enclosure
• More than one magnet on gate
• Incorrect orientation of origin magnet
• Magnetised item on rack
• Incorrect orientation of the electric motor is causing induction
• Missing pins on origin enclosure• Faulty harness
• Faulty origin sensor

Solutions

Ensure that the sensor is as close as possible to the origin
magnet – ideally the gap should be approximately 13mm.
Refer to Figure 1 on page 2
• Sensor and origin magnet should be positioned at the
same height
• Ensure that there is only one magnet on the gate
• Ensure that there are no items such as metal bars on the
rack that could have become magnetised
• Orientate the electrical motor so that the wires are facing
away from the controller
• Replace faulty origin sensor
• Open sensor enclosure and correct orientation of internal
magnet

Message: Origin not found

possible causes

• The distance is too great between the origin sensor and
the magnet
• The magnet and sensor are mounted at different levels
• Incorrect orientation of magnet
• The gate is getting stuck at a certain point before the
magnet has passed the sensor
• Faulty origin sensor

Solutions

• Check the information screen on page 75 – it should
display the position of the magnet (left/right) when the
magnet is passing the sensor
• Ensure that the magnet and sensor are mounted at the
same level
• Ensure that there is an audible ‘click’ whenever the
magnet passes the origin sensor
• Ensure that the arrow on the magnet is facing the
operator – there should be a repelling action when the
magnet is brought near the sensor
• Move the magnet closer to the origin sensor. Refer to
Figure 1 on page 2
• Replace the origin sensor

Message: No endstops found

Possible causes

• Mechanical Endstops have not been installed
• Oil in DOSS chamber
• DOSS faulty or disconnected
• Electric fence contact preventing gate from reaching fully
closed position
• Faulty electrical motor

Solutions

• Install physical Endstops in order to induce the stall
needed to stop the motor
• Ensure that the harness is connected on both the
controller and DOSS side
• Check for evidence of oil on the encoder by following the
procedure documented below: (D5-Evo/D5-Evo
Low-Voltage only)
• Remove the DOSS and carrier so that the encoder wheel
is clearly visible
• Disengage the gearbox
• Place your finger on the wheel
• Move the gate a metre or so in both directions
• Check your finger for oil
• Place an endstop approximately 100mm before the fully
closed position and perform setup procedure
• Disconnect the motor wires from the controller and place
them directly on the battery terminals to check whether
the motor runs. If not, replace the electric motor.

Message: Inconsistant endstops

Possible causes

• Mechanical Endstops are not securely fitted
• Poor meshing between rack and pinion due to excessive
gap, missing teeth, etc.
• Faulty DOSS sensor
• Electric fence contact preventing gate from reaching fully
closed position

Solutions

• Ensure that Endstops are sturdy and do not move
• Ensure that gap between rack and pinion is approximately 3mm
• Check for missing teeth on rack
• Place an endstop approximately 100mm before the fully
closed position and perform setup procedure

midrand Gate Motor Repairs service areas

  • Sandton Gate Motor Repairs
  • Midrand Gate Motor Repairs
  • Edenvale Gate Motor Repairs
  • Kempton Park Gate Motor Repairs
  • Roodepoort Gate Motor Repairs
  • Olifantsfontein Gate Motor Repairs
  • Boksburg Gate Motor Repairs
  • Alberton Gate Motor Repairs
  • Centurion Gate Motor Repairs
  • Lyttelton Gate Motor Repairs
  • Silverlakes Gate Motor Repairs
  • Benoni Gate Motor Repairs
  • Garsfontein Gate Motor Repairs
  • Moreleta Park Gate Motor Repairsk AH
  • Laudium Gate Motor Repairs
  • Die Hoewes Gate Motor Repairs
  • Randburg Gate Motor Repairs
  • Modderfontein Gate Motor Repairs
  • Highveld Gate Motor Repairs
  • Menlopark Gate Motor Repairs
  • Pretoria West Gate Motor Repairs

 

Your Midrand gate motor repairs partner of choice