Garage Door Dave

Does Your Door Opener Need To Be Fixed

Call Dave Vogel At 904-260-1322 for Top Quality Repairs at a Great Price

Here's the insides of a Sears door opener. The white gear just to the right of center is what wears out. The most common problem with a door opener is when you can hear the motor run but the door does not move. If you have a Sears Craftsman, Liftmaster, Chamberlain or Accessmaster door opener (they're all the same internal parts as they are all made by Chamberlain) this usually is caused by the main drive gear, which is made out of nylon, wearing out. Along with replacing the gear set, I replace the critical bushings, lubricate the motor bushings, clean the limit switch contacts, and make all of the necessary adjustments including the tension on the spring so that the gears will last another ten to fifteen years.

If you have a Genie screw drive door opener, the next most popular door opener in the market, the problem is most likely either the trolley or the coupler that ties the motor to the screw. Whether it's the aforementioned problems, or safety sensors or circuit boards, or a totally different brand of door opener diagnosing the problem comes easy to me. Call to discuss your specific problem and get a quote on a quality garage door opener repair.

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Does Your Door Opener Need To Be Replaced

Here we are at Sears. Sometimes they have a big stack of door openers right in the isle. The least expensive way for you to get your garage door opener replaced with a quality unit is for you to go to Sears and buy their Craftsman Chain Drive or Belt Drive, or Lowe's or Home Depot and buy the Chamberlain Chain Drive or Belt Drive (Chamberlain actually makes the Sears units as well as the Liftmaster units that I can supply, and the internal parts are all the same) and have me install it. I install a lot of these units and have had almost no warranty issues with any of them. The critical point when choosing which unit to actually purchase is what features you want to have included. You have a choice of one or two remotes, a keypad for outside the door that works like a remote but you have to put your personal code into it, and a deluxe wall button or just a standard doorbell type of button. Other than that the key consideration is which of the 1/3 or 1/2 or 3/4 horsepower units is cheapest because 1/3 hp is enough to destroy any door on the market if it is adjusted improperly. The door opener will run between $130 and $275 depending on what features you get, I charge $120 to install it, and will do so according to the instructions (yeah, go ahead and laugh ladies, I actually have read the instructions). I am very meticulous about the way I install garage door openers because if the clearances are not set up properly the door opener is capable of actually damaging the garage door. I can also supply the door opener, and typically a 1/3 HP Liftmaster door opener with 2 remotes, a keypad and a standard wall button will cost you a total of $360 installed, tax included.



David Vogel Garage Door Repairs

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904-260-1322

Serving the Greater Jacksonville Area


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