The electric gates work great, but if there is a power outage or a breakdown in the power supply, the gate will not open. If the automatic gates fail in times of emergency, it may be very difficult to deal with.
You need to understand the reason for failure and determine if you need auto gate repair services. Learning to operate automatic gates manually may be of big help in cases when you aren't able to contact a Gate Repair personnel. For e.g., when your automatic gates stop working at night, you may not be able to reach a repair person. In such scenarios, knowing to operate a gate manually is the only solution at hand. It is important to learn to open the automatic gates manually in emergencies.
There are many types of electric gates. Each type has a different procedure to open them manually.
In the next section, you will see the different types of automatic gates and how to open them manually.
You may be able to save your gate by hiring an expert for automatic gate repair. This job requires someone who has the right skills. Let's discuss a few reasons why the repair work is a qualified technician's forte and why it should not be taken up by amateurs.
Most medium-sized automatic swing gates in Singapore have a key. The key can be found either in the enclosure that surrounds or attached to the inner side of the gate. To unlock the motor, insert the key into the lock and turn clockwise. Once you see the round valve, turn the handle to open the hydraulics. Once you have done this, it should be easy to push the gate until it becomes fully functional.
If you have more than one gate, it is important to do the same procedure for both sides. You must close the gate and valve after the procedure is completed. Lock the motor again to ensure your gate is closed securely and ready for use when the power is restored.
You may have automatic sliding gates that open from the sides and can be controlled remotely. The motor of an automatic sliding gate is larger than a standard swinging gate and is therefore different. This motor comes standard with a key, which can be used to disable the electric operation.
The lock is usually located at the bottom right of the gate. Once you locate the lock, you can insert the key and turn it in. After the key is turned in by inserting, the knob will spin, and the electric gate lock will be disabled.
There are many options for sliding gates. Some of these will allow you to bypass the electric function when the power goes out. You may only need to open the door to activate the manual override.
Some gates are not compatible with standard keys and may require an Allen key to activate the automatic sliding feature. Start by opening the gate's exterior door. Once you have completed this step, remove the manual cap from your motor. Now you can insert the clutch release lever. Before you insert your Allen key and turn it, tighten the clutch. After tightening it, you can slide it gently.
This type of automatic sliding gate can be difficult to open manually, but it is possible with patience and effort. After using the gate, it is important to remember that the clutch release must be removed.
Also Read: When To Call An Auto Gate Repair Services?
Because electric gate motors are dependent on electrical energy for their operation, power loss is the leading cause of them stopping working.
Your electric gate might also fail to open if the batteries in the remote control of your gate stop working. Then, you may need to check whether your gate remote control needs to be replaced. You may also accidentally leave the gate in manual mode. This will make it unresponsive to electric commands until it is restored to automatic.
It is important to keep your gate clean so that bugs don't make their home in the motor. This could affect the gate's ability to respond to instructions. Make sure nothing is blocking the sensors. This will ensure that your car passes through the gate without any problems.
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