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. The current price for this is $160

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.


Does Your Door Opener Need To Be Replaced

The least expensive way for you to get your garage door opener replaced with a quality unit is for you to go to Lowes, Home Depot, or Amazon and buy a Chamberlain Chain Drive or Belt Drive. (Chamberlain actually makes the Liftmaster, Accessmaster, Garagemaster and a few other units (and the internal parts are all the same, just the paint jobs are different). Then 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, a deluxe wall button or just a standard doorbell type of button, and do you want it to be WiFi ready so you can work it from your cell phone from anywhere in the world. All of these units have way more horsepower than it takes to open the garage door. The door opener will run between $140 and $350 depending on what features you get. The most common unit I install is 3/4 HP Chamberlain belt drive door opener (model B4505T) with 2 remotes, a keypad, a deluxe wall button and WiFi capability which Home Depot (best price for the last year or so, but worth checking around) has been selling for $219 plus tax, so about $235 if you purchase it. I particularly like this unit because the belt and the motor, which includes the gears, are covered by a lifetime warranty. The belt WILL rot and the teeth will fall off in about 14 or 15 years, but you just call Chamberlain and they send you a new belt for free. I charge $160 to install the door opener (so a total of $395 if you purchase the recommended unit), 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 use that same Chamberlain model B4505T, which will cost you a total of $445 installed, tax included.

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