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Garage Door Opener Repair – Replacing Worn Gears

Shredded plastic gears are a common problem with chain-driven garage door openers. Fortunately, the repair is neither difficult nor expensive, and it should only take an hour of your time. So, if you suddenly find that the motor on your garage door opener sounds like it’s running, but the door is not moving, checking for worn gears is the first thing you should do. Here are the steps involved in inspecting and replacing garage door opener gears.

If the problem you are having with your garage door opener does not seem to be related to the gears, take a look at Troubleshooting the Most Common Garage Door Opener Problems.

Preparation

Unplug the garage door opener. Pull the emergency release rope, and then shut the garage door by hand. Remove the cover from the garage door opener.

Loosen the Circuit Board

On some garage door openers you may find that loosening the circuit board and letting it dangle will provide more room to work. Just remove the screws and let the board hang, out of the way.

Loosen the Chain

The chain is attached to a tensioning rod. Use a wrench to loosen the nut on the rod. Note that you may need a second wrench or pliers to keep the chain from turning.

Opener Repair

Additionally, your opener might work just fine, but you would like to upgrade to a newer, more advanced type or model. Whatever the reason, Pros Garage Door is your best source for high quality, affordably priced, garage door opener service and installation. Our skilled Pros Garage Door Opener technicians can install and service all four types of the most popular and in-demand opener models on the market today. These include the jackshaft, screw drive, chain drive and belt drive models. These different types of models each have their own unique characteristics and benefits ranging from all weather use, wall mounted convenience, back-up power sources, whisper quiet operation, rugged dependability and many other features. Our friendly and always helpful Pros Garage Door staff can help you decide which opener model is to your best advantage and then arrange for convenient and safe installation at a time that works best for you.

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