Stripped Gear On LiftMaster Opener

Have you ever gone to open your Garage Door and when you push the wall button nothing happens but you can still hear the motor running inside the Garage Door Opener? Usually this means you have a Stripped Gear and Sprocket Assembly and it needs to be repaired or have a new Opener installed. One of our customers over in Minneapolis, MN was having this issue with his opener and we identified that the gear had stripped out inside the Opener so it was just spinning and not matching up with the other gears. We were able to provide options between repair or replacement and the customer opted to go with a full replacement.

Causes for a Gear and Sprocket Problem

This is a very common issue with Garage Door Openers that can be caused by a few different things that may be happening with your Garage Door. Your opener has a sprocket on top of the opener that is spun by a gear down inside the opener which is then also matched up with another gear from the motor. When there is a lot of stress from your Garage Door it can strip the gear inside or break the sprocket head off up top. Here are some common causes of this issue:

  • Running your Garage Door with a Broken Spring
  • Springs are not balanced properly
  • Running your Garage Door with a Broken Cable
  • The Chain on your Opener was too tight
  • Running the Door with binding sections

Solutions for a Gear and Sprocket Problem

Whatever the problem is that caused your Gear and Sprocket Assembly to break down we can offer many different solutions between repairing and replacing the issue. We can repair just the Gear and Sprocket Assembly or offer a completely new Opener with all new components that you won’t have to worry about for years to come. This is a common problem so it is important to be aware of all your options, we also have multiple replacement options that could even upgrade your features with things like a wireless gateway built in. Whatever repair or replacement option you choose Garage Door Repair Company will make sure it is installed properly and backed by a minimum 5 year warranty. Call 612-886-9606 today or visit our Contact Us page to fill out a website appointment form.

 

COVID-19 Update: We are still open as an essential business

To our valued customers,

As the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak continues to develop, our team at Garage Door Repair Company 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're closely monitoring the situation as it continues to unfold and fully support all precautions being taken to prevent any further spread of the virus. Garage Door Repair Company will continue to remain open and in full operation as an essential business. We understand how important it may be to your daily lives and to your business to have a fully functional Garage Door. In response to this public health emergency, we’ve continued to follow the implemented changes 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 can be done remotely or over the phone, touch free, while our customers stay inside or quarantined.
  • All of our technicians will wear gloves when working inside the garage.
  • All payments will be made by credit card rather than by check or cash.
  • 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, Alex Johantgen, & The Entire GDRC Team
612-886-9606
Info@GarageDoorRepairCoMN.com

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