Chamberlain RJO70 – This video provides an overview of how to install a Chamberlain wall mount garage door opener, model RJO70.
The Chamberlain RJO70 is a revolutionary new wall mount garage opener that mounts to the wall on either side of the garage door, freeing up ceiling space for extra storage, light fixtures, ceiling fans, and more. Create a more versatile living space with the RJO70.
- Wall-mount design frees up ceiling space for extra storage, light fixtures, ceiling fans, and more.
- Smooth, quiet operation virtually eliminates noise and vibration in living spaces.
- Monitor and control your garage from anywhere with built-in Wi-Fi® and the myQ® App.
- Automatic Garage Door Lock deadbolts your garage door every time it closes
- Open and close your garage door even when the power is out with Battery Backup.
- Works with Amazon Key: Enables convenient and secure In-Garage Delivery.
Before You Begin:
- Uninstall the previous garage door opener.
- Disable locks.
- Remove any ropes connected to the garage door.
- Check the seal on the bottom of the door. Any gap between the floor and the bottom of the door must not exceed 1/4 inch (6 mm). Otherwise, the safety reversal system may not work properly.
Complete the test below to make sure the garage door is balanced and is not sticking or binding.
- Lift the door halfway up. Release the door. If balanced, it should stay in place, supported entirely by its springs.
- Raise and lower the door to check for binding or sticking.
If your door binds, sticks, or is out of balance, contact a trained door systems technician BEFORE you install this opener.
Pre Installation Checklist
Your garage MUST meet the following requirements BEFORE you start installing the opener. You can install the Chamberlain RJO70 garage door opener on either the left or right side of the garage door.
Use the checklist to see if your garage is compatible with the Chamberlain RJO70 garage door opener requirements.
IMPORTANT: If you DO NOT meet all the requirements contact a trained door systems technician.
- Sectional garage door:
- Standard sectional door up to 14 feet high.
- Sectional High lift door (up to 54 inches high.
- Doors up to 18 feet wide OR doors up to 180 sq. ft.
- Any gap between the floor and the bottom of the door must not exceed 1/4 inch (6 mm). Otherwise, the safety reversal system may not work properly.
- Torsion bar and torsion springs:
- The torsion bar is 1 inch in diameter.
- The torsion bar must extend at least 1-1/2 inches past the bearing plate and be free of damage.
- The distance between the ceiling and the center of the torsion bar is 3 inches or more.
- The distance between the garage wall on the torsion bar is mounted and the center of the torsion bar is 2-1/2 inches (6.4 cm) or more.
- A minimum of 8.5 inches between the side garage wall (or obstruction) and the end of the torsion bar.
- NOT compatible with reverse-wound drums.
- must be 4-6 inches in diameter.
- 3 to 3.9-inch drums may be used on doors up to 430lbs
- An electric outlet must be accessible within 6 feet (1.83 m) of the installation area for the opener. The outlet must be 120 Vac – 60 Hz and 1.5 AMP current ONLY. Contact a qualified electrician if you need an outlet installed.
ALL the requirements above MUST be met. If you do not meet the requirements, contact a trained door systems technician.
STEP 1: Attach the Collar to the Chamberlain RJO70 Garage Door Opener
The garage door opener can be installed on either side of the door. The illustrations shown are for installation on the left side.
- Loosen the preset collar screws with the 3/8″ open-end wrench.
- Slide the collar onto the garage door opener motor shaft until it stops.
- Securely tighten the 2 square head set screws closest to the motor shaft by hand, then turn the screws 1/4 – 1/2 turn.
- Loosely attach the slotted side of the mounting bracket to the same side of the Chamberlain RJO70 garage door opener as the collar, using the screws provided. NOTE: Do not tighten mounting bracket screws until instructed.
STEP 2: Position and Mount the Garage Door Opener
- Close the garage door completely.
- Slide the Chamberlain RJO70 garage door opener onto the end of the torsion bar. Ensure the collar does NOT touch the bearing plate.
- Use a level to align the Chamberlain RJO70 garage door opener parallel to the door. Verify the mounting bracket installation wall is a solid surface, such as wood, concrete, or a door/flag bracket.
IMPORTANT: If installing on drywall, the mounting bracket MUST be attached to a stud.
- Mark the mounting bracket holes. If necessary, tighten collar screws on the torsion bar to hold the garage door opener in place while marking holes.
NOTE: The Chamberlain RJO70 garage door opener does not have to be flush with the wall.
- Remove the garage door opener from the torsion bar.
- Drill 3/16 inch pilot holes at the marked locations.
- Slide the Chamberlain RJO70 garage door opener back onto the torsion bar.
- Tighten the 2 square head set screws on the torsion bar. For a hollow torsion bar, tighten screws 3/4 – 1 full turn after making contact with the bar. For a solid shaft torsion bar, tighten screws 1/4 – no more than 1/2 turn after making contact with the shaft. If installing on a keyed torsion bar, DO NOT tighten the screws into the keyway.
- Secure the mounting bracket to the wall and the garage door opener.
STEP 3: Attach the Emergency Release Rope and Handle
- Thread one end of the rope through the hole in the top of the red handle so “NOTICE” reads right side up. Secure with an overhand knot at least 1 inch from the end of the rope to prevent slipping.
- Thread the other end of the rope through the loop in the emergency release cable. Adjust rope length so the handle is no higher than 6 feet above the floor. Secure with an overhand knot and cut off any excess rope.
- Place an emergency release/safety reverse test label in plain view on the inside of the door.
STEP 4: Power Door Lock
- Determine where to install the power door lock.
- Mount the door lock on the same side as the opener. The second roller from the bottom is ideal for most installations.
- The power door lock MUST be mounted within 10 feet (3.05 m) of the garage door opener with approximately a 3-inch distance between the center of a door roller and the hole for the power door lock bolt.
STEP 5: INSTALL THE POWER DOOR LOCK
- Pull down on the manual release to disengage the door and open the door manually.
- Clean inside track surface, and attach lock template to the track.
- Drill holes as marked on the template. You may find it useful to pre-drill the holes with a smaller bit before proceeding to larger sizes or use a step drill bit.
- Fasten the power door lock to the outside of the garage door track by hand-tightening the 1/4″-20×1/2″ screws provided.
- Run the wire up the wall to the garage door opener. Use insulated staples to secure the wire in several places.
- Insert wire through the bottom of the Chamberlain RJO70 garage door opener and plug the connector into the garage door opener.
STEP 6: ATTACH THE CABLE TENSION MONITOR (REQUIRED)
The cable tension monitor detects any slack in the garage door cables. The cable tension monitor should be installed on the same side as the garage door opener. Factory default is configured for left-side installation.
Determine if the cable tension monitor will be installed on the left or right side of the door. NOTE: Test the location of the cable tension monitor by opening and closing the monitor to see if the action would interfere with the door travel. The cable tension monitor will appear slightly open with the correct installation.
POSITION THE CABLE TENSION MONITOR
- Make sure the door cable is approximately 3/4″ from the mounting surface.
- Position the cable tension monitor as close to the drum as possible 2″ to 6″ the from the bottom of the drum).
- Shim or add wood block if needed.
- The bracket MUST be flush with the mounting surface.
If the cable tension monitor cannot be mounted into wood, it can be mounted into 1/2 inch or greater drywall using the drywall anchors (2) and the #8 screws (2) provided in the hardware bag. Ensure the roller is free from any obstructions. NOTE: See manual for installing on wood.
- Attach the cable tension monitor to the wall using the hardware provided. Check that the roller is on top of the cable.
- Run a wire to the Chamberlain RJO70 garage door opener and secure it.
STEP 7: INSTALL THE DOOR CONTROL (MOTION-DETECTING CONTROL PANEL)
Install door control within sight of garage door, out of reach of small children at a minimum height of 5 feet above floors, landings, steps, or any other adjacent walking surface, and away from ALL moving parts of the door.
Install the entrapment warning placard next to the door control in a prominent location.
STEP 8: INSTALL REMOTE LIGHT
The Smart LED Light is designed to plug into a standard outlet.
Before drilling, place the light against the ceiling. Use a pencil to mark the locations of the screws.
Open the light lens and use the screws to mount the light to the ceiling within 6 ft of the outlet, keeping the cord and light away from any moving parts. Once installed, close the light lens and plug the light into the outlet.
STEP 9: INSTALL THE PROTECTOR SYSTEM®
The safety reversing sensors must be connected and aligned correctly before the garage door will move in the down direction. This is a required safety device and cannot be disabled.
- Install and align the brackets so the safety reversing sensors will face each other across the garage door, with the beam no higher than 6″ (15 cm) above the floor.
- Wire to the garage door opener, see CONNECT POWER Strip 7/16″ of insulation from each set of wires. Separate the wires. Twist the white wires together, then the white/black wires together.
- Strip 7/16″ of insulation from each set of wires. Separate the wires. Twist the white wires together, then the white/black wires together.
WIRE THE SAFETY REVERSING SENSORS
Run the wire from both sensors to the garage door opener. Securely affix the wire to the wall and ceiling with staples.
Strip 7/16 inches of insulation from each set of wires. Separate white from the black wires. Twist the white wires together, then the white/black wires together. On the Chamberlain RJO70 garage door opener, push the tab with a screwdriver tip to insert the white wires into the white terminal and the white/black wires into the grey terminal.
STEP 10: CONNECT POWER
To avoid installation difficulties, do not run the garage door opener at this time.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, your garage door opener has a grounding-type plug with a third grounding pin. This plug will only fit into a grounding-type outlet. If the plug doesn’t fit into the outlet you have, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet.
There are two options for connecting power:
OPTION A: TYPICAL WIRING
- Plugin the garage door opener into a grounded outlet.
- DO NOT run the garage door opener at this time.
OPTION B: PERMANENT WIRING
See your Owner’s Manual for the permanent wiring option.
ALIGN THE SAFETY REVERSING SENSORS
The door will not close if the sensors have not been installed and aligned correctly.
The LEDs in both sensors must be glowing steadily which indicates they are powered and aligned correctly. The sending sensor (with an amber LED) transmits an invisible light beam to the receiving sensor (with a green LED). If an obstruction breaks the light beam while the door is closing, the door will stop and reverse to the fully open position, and the remote lights will flash 10 times. If the door is already open, it will not close.
TO ALIGN SENSORS:
The sensors can be aligned by loosening the wing nuts, aligning the sensors, and tightening the wing nuts.
If the LEDs are not glowing steadily:
- Check that both sensors are installed inside the garage, one on either side of the door.
- Check that sensors are facing each other with the lenses aligned and the receiving sensor light does not receive direct sunlight.
- Check that sensor has the same measurement, no higher than 6” above the floor.
Amber LED is not lit:
- Check there is the power to the garage door opener.
- Check the sensor wire is not shorted/broken.
- Check the sensor has been wired correctly: white wires to the white terminal and white/black wires to the grey terminal.
Green LED is not lit:
- Check that the sensor wire is not shorted/broken.
- Check that the sensors are aligned.
ENSURE THE DOOR CONTROL IS WIRED CORRECTLY
The yellow Command LED and the red Learn LED on the door control will blink quickly for up to 5 minutes as the door control recharges. When the door control is operational, the yellow Command LED will glow steadily
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
- READ AND FOLLOW ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS.
- ALWAYS keep remote controls out of reach of children. NEVER permit children to operate or play with door control push buttons or remote controls.
- ONLY activate the door when it can be seen clearly, it is properly adjusted and there are no obstructions to door travel.
- ALWAYS keep the garage door in sight and away from people and objects until completely closed. NO ONE SHOULD CROSS THE PATH OF THE MOVING DOOR.
- NO ONE SHOULD GO UNDER A STOPPED, PARTIALLY OPENED DOOR.
- If possible, use the emergency release handle to disengage the door ONLY when the door is CLOSED. Use caution when using this release with the door open. Weak or broken springs or unbalanced doors could result in an open door falling rapidly and/or unexpectedly and increasing the risk of SEVERE INJURY or DEATH.
- NEVER use the emergency release handle unless the doorway is clear of persons and obstructions.
- After ANY adjustments are made, the safety reversal system MUST be tested. Failure to adjust the garage door opener properly may cause SEVERE INJURY or DEATH.
- The safety reversal system MUST be tested every month. The door MUST reverse on contact with a 1-1/2″ high object (or a 2×4 laid flat) on the floor. Failure to adjust the garage door opener properly may cause SEVERE INJURY or DEATH.
- ALWAYS KEEP DOOR PROPERLY BALANCED (see page 4). An improperly balanced door may NOT reverse when required and could result in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH.
- ALL repairs to cables, spring assemblies, and other hardware, ALL of which are under EXTREME tension, MUST be made by a trained door systems garage door technician.
- To avoid SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY or DEATH from electrocution, disconnect ALL electric and battery power BEFORE performing ANY service or maintenance.
- This operating system is equipped with an unattended operation feature. The door could move unexpectedly. NO ONE SHOULD CROSS THE PATH OF THE MOVING DOOR.
- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
CONNECT WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE
This WiFi® Garage Door Opener is compatible with up to 16 myQ® enabled accessories that can be controlled using the myQ® app.
You will need:
- Wi-Fi® enabled smartphone or tablet
- Broadband Internet Connection
- Wi-Fi® signal in the garage (2.4 GHz, 802.11b/g/n required)
- Password for your home network (router’s main account, not the guest network)
- myQ® serial number located on the garage door opener
SYNCHRONIZE THE DOOR CONTROL
To synchronize the door control to the garage door opener, press the push bar until the garage door opener activates (it may take up to 3 presses). The garage door opener must run through a complete cycle before it will activate Wi-Fi® programming.
DOWNLOAD THE myQ® APP TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT AND CONNECT
Open and close your door, get alerts, and set schedules from anywhere. Connected smart garage door openers also receive software updates to ensure the opener has the latest operational features.
- Download the myQ® App.
- Set up an account and connect.