There areGear and Sprocket many common problems that can happen with your Garage Door; broken springs, broken cables, cracked panels, and garage door openers, however, one of the issues your Garage could have that is not even visible is a broken Gear and Sprocket Assembly. In Anoka, MN we had a customer that had a broken spring but had continued to run her Garage Door Opener, by doing this with a broken spring it can either break or grind down the Gear and Sprocket Assembly inside the Garage Door Opener itself. Being that it is inside the opener it is not something that is an obvious repair and difficult to identify without proper training. Often times you have to take the entire Garage Door Opener apart including the motor just to get at the gear. Although it is a slow process the experts at Rise & Shine Garage Doors can accomplish this in a timely fashion and within the same day if needed.

Identifying the need for a Gear and Sprocket Replacement

When your Gear and Sprocket Assembly breaks or strips it is not a very common problem and is typically a one-time repair in the life of the Garage Door Opener. There are a few different ways to identify whether or not this is a repair you may need on your Garage Door. If the opener motor makes a noise as though it should be working but the arm attached the door does not move at all then the Gear may be stripped. If the door goes down but then when you try to run the door up it jerks back and forth then the Sprocket may be broken. There are a few other ways to identify this but it is best to have a trained expert check it out to make sure it is the proper fix.

Causes of a Broken or Stripped Gear and Sprocket Assembly

There are a few common repair problems that can ultimately cause a broken or stripped Gear and Sprocket Assembly. If any of these things happen make sure to release your Garage Door from the Opener Rail. Here are some of those problems to look out for:

  • Broken Springs
  • Broken Cables
  • Cracked or Broken Sections
  • Broken Hinges

Those are just some of the common problems, if you make sure to release your Garage Door from the opener when these repairs need to be done you will help to ensure that the Gear and Sprocket doesn’t get stripped or broken. For any of these problems make sure to call 612-886-9606, our experts are available 24 hours a day.

Navigating COVID-19

We are still open as an essential business

To our valued customers,

Recent news about COVID-19 is unfortunate for many of our customers and our local businesses. As we continue to learn more about COVID-19 and as other businesses start the Pause phase of the recent Executive Order, our team at Rise & Shine Garage Doors would like to express our concern for all those who have been affected. Our employees and our customers are our top priority , and we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of each.

We have been closely monitoring the situation since it began and fully support all precautions being taken to prevent any further spread of the virus. Rise & Shine Garage Doors has remained open and in full operation as we understand how important it may be to your daily lives to have a fully functional Garage Door. We continue to follow the plan we set in place in March when this pandemic began and will continue to do so. These are the changes we have made to our policies to help prevent the spread:

  • Our technicians will practice social distancing rather than shaking hands at the door.
  • Estimates and repair recommendations will be done remotely or over the phone while our customers stay inside or quarantined.
  • Preferably all payments will be made by credit card rather than by check.
  • We will continue to clean up after ourselves, wash our hands, and use hand sanitizer often.

The nature of our industry allows us a lot of flexibility in these times as most of our technicians are working in one to two man crews which is well under the guidelines that have been laid out before us. We even have the ability to complete all work without any face to face interactions and take payments over the phone.

We thank you for working with us as we navigate this situation.

With kind regards,

Josh Dutcher and Alex Johantgen

Rise & Shine Garage Doors Team

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