Are you tired of constantly moving your TV around and trying to find the perfect angle? Look no further than the Sanus Bmf118 TV Wall Mount. With this easy-to-install mount, you can securely attach your TV to the wall and adjust it to your desired viewing angle. In this article, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of installing the Sanus Bmf118 TV Wall Mount.
Tools and Supplies Required for the Job
Before you begin the installation process, make sure you have all the necessary tools and supplies. You will need a stud finder, a drill, a level, a screwdriver, a pencil, and a measuring tape. Additionally, you will need the mounting brackets and hardware provided with your Sanus Bmf118 TV Wall Mount.
It is important to note that the type of wall you are mounting the TV on may require additional tools or supplies. For example, if you are mounting the TV on a concrete or brick wall, you may need a masonry drill bit and anchors. If you are unsure about the type of wall you have, consult with a professional or do some research beforehand to ensure you have all the necessary tools and supplies.
Another important consideration is the weight and size of your TV. If you have a larger or heavier TV, you may need additional support or assistance during the installation process. It is always better to err on the side of caution and have an extra set of hands or a helper nearby to ensure a safe and successful installation.
Choosing the Right Location to Mount Your TV
The first step in installing your Sanus Bmf118 TV Wall Mount is choosing the right location to mount your TV. It is important to choose a location that is near an electrical outlet and cable connections. You also want to mount the TV at an appropriate height and angle for comfortable viewing. Use the measuring tape and level to mark the location where you want to mount the TV.
Another important factor to consider when choosing the location to mount your TV is the lighting in the room. You want to avoid mounting the TV in a location where there is a lot of glare or reflection from windows or light fixtures. This can make it difficult to see the screen and can cause eye strain.
Additionally, you should consider the layout of the room and the placement of furniture. You want to make sure that the TV is mounted in a location where it can be easily viewed from the main seating area. It is also important to ensure that the TV is mounted securely and that the wall can support the weight of the TV and the mount.
Preparing the Wall for Mounting
Now that you have selected the mounting location, it’s time to prepare the wall for mounting. Use the stud finder to locate the studs in the wall. You will want to attach the wall plate of the Sanus Bmf118 TV Wall Mount to the studs for maximum support. Mark the location of the studs with a pencil.
Before drilling any holes, make sure to check for any electrical wires or plumbing behind the wall. You can use a wire detector or consult with a professional to ensure that you do not damage any important infrastructure.
Once you have confirmed that it is safe to proceed, use a drill to make pilot holes into the marked studs. Then, attach the wall plate to the wall using the provided screws and a screwdriver. Make sure that the wall plate is level and securely attached to the wall before proceeding to mount the TV.
Assembling the Sanus Bmf118 TV Wall Mount
The next step is to assemble the Sanus Bmf118 TV Wall Mount. Follow the instructions provided with the mount to ensure proper assembly. Make sure all components are securely attached and tightened.
It is important to note that the Sanus Bmf118 TV Wall Mount is designed to support TVs up to 70 inches and weighing up to 125 pounds. Before mounting your TV, make sure it falls within these specifications to avoid any damage or safety hazards. Additionally, it is recommended to have a second person assist with the mounting process to ensure the TV is properly aligned and secured.
Attaching the Wall Plate to the Wall
With the Sanus Bmf118 TV Wall Mount assembled, it’s time to attach the wall plate to the wall. Use the drill and screws provided to attach the wall plate to the studs. Make sure the wall plate is level and securely attached.
Before attaching the wall plate, it’s important to locate the studs in the wall. You can use a stud finder to locate the studs or tap the wall to listen for a solid sound, indicating the presence of a stud. Once you have located the studs, mark their location on the wall with a pencil.
When attaching the wall plate, make sure to use the appropriate screws for the type of wall you are mounting on. If you are mounting on drywall, use drywall anchors to ensure a secure attachment. If you are mounting on concrete or brick, use masonry screws and a hammer drill to make the holes. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific type of wall you are mounting on.
Securing the TV Mounting Bracket to the TV
Once the wall plate is attached, it’s time to attach the TV mounting bracket to the back of your TV. Use the screws and hardware provided to securely attach the bracket to your TV. Make sure the bracket is properly aligned and level.
It’s important to note that the weight of your TV should be taken into consideration when selecting the appropriate mounting bracket. Make sure the bracket is rated to support the weight of your TV to avoid any accidents or damage to your TV or wall. Additionally, it’s recommended to have a second person assist with lifting and attaching the TV to the wall plate to ensure it’s done safely and securely.
Attaching the TV to the Wall Plate
Now that both the wall plate and the TV are secured with their respective brackets, it’s time to attach the TV to the wall plate. Lift the TV onto the wall plate, and use the locking mechanism on the bracket to secure the TV in place. Make sure the TV is level and securely attached.
Before attaching the TV to the wall plate, it’s important to double-check that all cables are properly connected. This includes the power cable, HDMI cables, and any other necessary cables. Once you’ve confirmed that everything is connected, carefully lift the TV onto the wall plate.
After the TV is attached to the wall plate, it’s a good idea to test it out and make sure everything is working properly. Turn on the TV and check for any issues with the picture or sound. If everything looks good, sit back and enjoy your newly mounted TV!
Testing and Adjusting Your Mounted TV
With your TV now securely attached to the wall, it’s time to test and adjust the mount to ensure the perfect viewing angle. Use the provided adjustment screws to adjust the angle of the TV. Test the mount by moving it from side to side, and ensure that the TV remains firmly in place.
It’s important to note that the weight of your TV can affect the stability of the mount. Make sure to check the weight limit of your mount and ensure that your TV falls within that range. If your TV is too heavy for the mount, it can cause the mount to become loose and potentially damage your TV or injure someone.
Additionally, consider the placement of your TV in relation to the room’s lighting. Glare from windows or overhead lights can make it difficult to see the screen. Adjust the angle of the TV to minimize glare and ensure a comfortable viewing experience.
Troubleshooting Common Installation Problems
If you encounter any problems during the installation process, don’t panic. Some common issues include improperly drilled holes, incorrectly aligned brackets, or loose screws. If you experience any of these problems, refer back to the instructions provided with the Sanus Bmf118 TV Wall Mount and make any necessary adjustments.
Another common issue that may arise during installation is the weight of the TV. If the TV is too heavy for the wall mount, it may cause the mount to sag or even fall off the wall. To avoid this problem, make sure to check the weight limit of the wall mount and ensure that your TV does not exceed it.
In addition, if you are mounting the TV on a plaster or drywall surface, it is important to use the appropriate anchors to ensure that the mount is securely attached to the wall. Failure to use the correct anchors may result in the mount becoming loose or even falling off the wall.
Tips for Maintaining Your Sanus Bmf118 TV Wall Mount
Now that your TV is securely mounted, it’s important to maintain the Sanus Bmf118 TV Wall Mount for optimal performance. Use a damp cloth to clean the mount periodically, and check the screws and brackets regularly to ensure they remain secure.
By following these step-by-step instructions and tips, you can easily install your Sanus Bmf118 TV Wall Mount and enjoy the perfect viewing angle for your TV. Happy mounting!
It’s also recommended to avoid overloading the mount with too much weight. Make sure to check the weight limit of the mount and the TV before installation. Additionally, if you notice any damage or wear and tear on the mount, it’s important to replace it immediately to prevent any accidents or damage to your TV.