Repair or repace garage opener?

lpenningtonNovember 7, 2011

15 year old 1/3 HP Liftmaster garage door opener.

1 options: Sprocket assembly can be replaced for $165.

another option: new Chamberlain 1/3 HP liftmaster unit can be installed for approx. $350 installed.

I'm leaning towards new unit, but I don't know whether a new sprocket assembly will give me the equivalent of a new life expectancy on the unit. Thanks for your thoughts.

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A new sprocket assembly will certainly not give you a new life expectancy but if you do it yourself it will be about $40.00. The part number is 41C4220A and it comes with instructions. One big plus for having it replaced by a professional is that they will check your door. A lot of times it is a neglected door that causes the gear to fail. I don't know where you live but $350.00 for a 1/3 horse opener is a little on the steep side. I would call around.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 3:40PM
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We need to replace the Genie chain-drive door opener in our garage.

My question is, do we have to replace it with another chain-drive opener, or could we get a different type?

I realize this may be a stupid question, but I don't really know much about garage doors and openers

    Bookmark   November 10, 2011 at 3:28PM
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Any type you like will work just fine.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2011 at 4:41PM
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Thanks don!

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 11:14AM
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