GDO and spring adjustment
In August of 2006 one of the springs broke on our garage door. (A coil spring around the shaft above the door) We had both springs replaced and all worked well for about a year. Then the door started to reopen after closing, every now and then, reading through this forum I believe the door needs to be rebalanced, as it will not stay half way up with the opener disconnected.
Before I could get someone out to readjust the springs, a plastic gear stripped inside the opener, the gear is connected to the shaft that goes to the chain sprocket.
My questions are:
Should springs need readjusting after a year?
Should I replace the gear (if available) or get a new opener?
The opener is a 1997 Craftsmen, Â½ HP, operating a 1955 double, wooden garage door.
Any comments, suggestions are appreciated.