Craftsman 1/2 HP GDO - fix or replace?

dougp_sjApril 7, 2008

I have a 17 year old Craftsman 1/2 HP GDO. It has been working fine until today when the door got half way up then stopped.

The motor is still turning and I think it's the white plastic gear that has crapped out.

Given the age of the opener, and given that we use it every day, should I bother with repairing the thing? I have no exp with GDOs and I dont really want to mess with the thing.

Thanks a lot!

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Replace!!, but bear in mind that if replace includes you having to pay for installation, it will be over 100 bucks more than repair. But you will get a much safer GDO.

Make sure your door is in good balance!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2008 at 11:59PM
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Thanks techdave! I think I will replace. Probably will just get another 1/2 HP Craftsman chain drive. Sears has for $150.

My door is only 6mos old so should be good to go.

Thanks again.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2008 at 6:29PM
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