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Global Door Closer R7483 Manual


Global Door Closer R7483 Manual




A door closer is a device that automatically closes a door after it is opened. Door closers are useful for safety, security, and energy efficiency. There are many types and models of door closers, but one of the most common ones is the Global Door Closer R7483.


The Global Door Closer R7483 is a commercial grade door closer that can be installed on aluminum, steel, or wood doors. It has a hydraulic mechanism that allows for adjustable closing and latching speeds, as well as a back-check function that prevents the door from slamming. The Global Door Closer R7483 is also compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards for accessibility.


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In this article, we will explain how to install, adjust, and maintain the Global Door Closer R7483. We will also provide some tips and troubleshooting advice for common problems.


How to Install the Global Door Closer R7483




The Global Door Closer R7483 can be installed in three different ways: standard, top-jamb, or parallel arm. The installation method depends on the type and size of the door, as well as the preference of the user. The following steps are general guidelines for installing the Global Door Closer R7483. For more detailed instructions, please refer to the installation manual.



  • Determine the mounting location and position of the door closer on the door or frame. Use the template provided in the installation manual to mark the drilling holes.



  • Drill the holes according to the template and insert the appropriate fasteners. If you are using sex nuts for steel doors or thru bolts for wood or aluminum doors, make sure to drill through both sides of the door.



  • Attach the door closer body to the door or frame using the screws provided. Make sure to align the spindle with the arm shoe.



  • Attach the arm to the spindle using the pin and washer provided. Make sure to tighten the nut securely.



  • Attach the arm shoe to the frame using the screws provided. Make sure to adjust the arm length and angle according to the installation manual.



  • If you want to add a hold-open feature to your door closer, you can replace the standard arm with a hold-open arm. A hold-open arm allows you to keep the door open at a certain angle until it is manually released. To install a hold-open arm, follow the same steps as above, but use a hold-open arm instead of a standard arm.



  • If you want to add a drop plate to your door closer, you can use it to mount the door closer body or arm shoe in a different position. A drop plate is useful when there is not enough space or clearance on the door or frame for mounting. To install a drop plate, follow the same steps as above, but use a drop plate instead of directly mounting the door closer body or arm shoe.




How to Adjust the Global Door Closer R7483




The Global Door Closer R7483 has two valves that allow you to adjust the closing and latching speeds of the door. The closing speed is how fast the door closes from fully open to about 10 degrees before latching. The latching speed is how fast the door closes from 10 degrees before latching to fully closed. The following steps are general guidelines for adjusting the Global Door Closer R7483. For more detailed instructions, please refer to the installation manual.



  • Locate the two valves on the end of the door closer body. The valve closer to the hinge side of the door is for adjusting the closing speed. The valve closer to the latch side of the door is for adjusting the latching speed.



  • Use an Allen wrench to turn the valves clockwise or counterclockwise. Turning the valves clockwise will decrease the speed, while turning the valves counterclockwise will increase the speed.



  • Adjust the valves until you achieve the desired speed for each stage of the closing cycle. Make sure to test the door after each adjustment and avoid over-adjusting the valves.



  • If your door closer has a back-check function, you can also adjust the back-check valve on the side of the door closer body. The back-check function prevents the door from opening too far and slamming against the wall or other objects. Turning the back-check valve clockwise will increase the resistance, while turning the back-check valve counterclockwise will decrease the resistance.



  • If your door closer has a delayed action function, you can also adjust the delayed action valve on the side of the door closer body. The delayed action function allows the door to stay open for a longer time before starting to close. This is useful for allowing people with disabilities or carrying heavy items to pass through the door. Turning the delayed action valve clockwise will increase the delay, while turning the delayed action valve counterclockwise will decrease the delay.




How to Maintain the Global Door Closer R7483




The Global Door Closer R7483 is designed to last for a long time with minimal maintenance. However, it is still recommended to perform some regular checks and cleaning to ensure the optimal performance and safety of the door closer. The following steps are general guidelines for maintaining the Global Door Closer R7483.



  • Inspect the door closer body, arm, and fasteners for any signs of damage, wear, or looseness. Tighten or replace any loose or broken parts as needed.



  • Clean the door closer body and arm with a soft cloth and mild detergent. Do not use any abrasive or corrosive materials that may damage the finish or the seals.



  • Lubricate the arm pivot points and spindle with a light oil or grease. Do not over-lubricate or use any oil or grease that may contaminate the hydraulic fluid.



  • Check the hydraulic fluid level and condition by removing the cover plate on the end of the door closer body. The fluid level should be between the two marks on the cylinder. The fluid should be clear and free of bubbles or dirt. If the fluid level is low or the fluid is dirty, contact a qualified service technician for replacement or repair.




Tips and Troubleshooting for the Global Door Closer R7483




The Global Door Closer R7483 is a reliable and durable device that should work smoothly and efficiently. However, if you encounter any problems or issues with your door closer, here are some tips and troubleshooting advice that may help you solve them.



  • If your door does not close completely or slams shut, you may need to adjust the closing and latching speeds. Follow the steps in the section "How to Adjust the Global Door Closer R7483" to fine-tune the speed valves.



  • If your door opens too far or hits the wall or other objects, you may need to adjust the back-check function. Follow the steps in the section "How to Adjust the Global Door Closer R7483" to fine-tune the back-check valve.



  • If your door stays open too long or closes too soon, you may need to adjust the delayed action function. Follow the steps in the section "How to Adjust the Global Door Closer R7483" to fine-tune the delayed action valve.



  • If your door does not open smoothly or makes noise, you may need to lubricate the arm pivot points and spindle. Follow the steps in the section "How to Maintain the Global Door Closer R7483" to lubricate these parts.



  • If your door leaks hydraulic fluid or does not operate properly, you may need to replace or repair the door closer. Contact a qualified service technician for assistance.




We hope this article has helped you understand how to install, adjust, and maintain your Global Door Closer R7483. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at [support@globaldoor.com].


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