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Garage Door Opener Replacement Bloomington, MN

LM opWe often take the ability to operate our garage doors from our cars for granted. It is not until a homeowner has a Malfunctioning Garage Door that they realize just how much convenience this adds to their day to day lives. When you have to get out of your car to open and close your garage door by hand you may come to find this is not something you want to do every day. This was recently the case for one of our Bloomington, MN customers. This customer had an old Genie Garage Door Opener that had stopped working all together. It was determined that the logic board on the opener had fried. Due to the age of the opener, it was decided that Full Garage Door Opener Replacement was the most cost effective option. This is where Garage Door Repair Company was able to provide the homeowner with options on replacement. One of our technicians quickly replaced the old opener with a LiftMaster Professional Chain Drive Opener. Upon completion of the job, the door was running much smoother and more quiet than the previous machine.

Signs That You May Need a New Garage Door Opener

Although it may not be something we want to think about, Replacing the Garage Door Opener may be something you want to take care of before it fails. There are many signs that can be indicators that it may be time to replace your Garage Door Opener. Here is a list of the most common signs:

  • Loud grinding noise during operation
  • Check inside opener for gear shavings
  • Check sprocket on top of opener, check for black dust or bent sprocket
  • If your door is missing safety sensors your opener is not up to code
  • Garage door opener has trouble opening or closing door consistently

These are just a few of the many concerns that may warrant Replacement of the Garage Door Opener. If you are experiencing any of these issues it is important to get it looked at sooner than later. By waiting, you can often times cause further damage to the opener or door. At Garage Door Repair Company, we always offer Free Onsite Garage Door Opener Estimates. Same Day Service is always available for our Bloomington MN customer. Simply call 612-886-9606 or visit our contact us page to schedule an appointment today!

Craftsmen Garage Door Opener Repair Richfield, MN

Gear & Sprocket AssemblyThere are many types of Garage Doors and Garage Door Openers, knowing who to call for yours can sometimes prove to be challenging. This was recently the case for one of our Richfield customers, this customer had a Craftsmen Garage Door Opener that had stopped working and was looking for a company that would service it. At Garage Door Repair Company we are proud to be able to provide expert service on all major brands of garage doors and garage door openers. Upon arrival and thorough inspection of the opener, it was determined that the gear inside the opener had stripped out. This in turn cause the motor to run but the trolley will not travel. It was also determined that the Garage Door Rollers were completely worn out, which is what cause the gear to strip. After going over all the customers options it was decided to replace the Gear and Sprocket assembly as well as all the rollers on the garage door. The repair was all completed within one hour of the promised arrival time.

Reasons why Garage Door Opener Gears Strip      

As a safety mechanism the Gear on a Garage Door Opener is made out of plastic. This is designed to strip out when excessive pressure of force is being used to open and close the garage door. By the gear stripping out this prevents damage to the motor of the garage door opener. Here are some common causes for the stripping of a garage door opener gear:

    • Broken or Unbalanced Garage Door Spring (When a garage door spring is broken or unbalanced this will cause the door to be heavy. An overly heavy garage door will cause the opener to work harder and strip out the gear)
    • Worn out Garage Door Rollers (When the garage door rollers get worn out the stop rolling smoothly. They in turn begin to drag in the tracks causing havoc on the rest of the operating system)
    • Broken Garage Door Cable (When a garage door cable breaks often times the door goes crooked, it is important to not try to operate the garage door using the opener as this will cause further damage to the door as well as the opener)


If your garage door opener sounds like its running but the chain or trolley is not moving this is a sign that you most likely have a stripped gear. We advise all customers to take caution and call a professional immediately. Without proper tools and training garage doors can cause serious injury. Call the experts at Garage Door Repair Company 612-886-9606 and rest assured that your door will be up and running in no time.