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sears craftsman 1/2hp garage door opener gear replacement help!

Posted by laimakz (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 13, 09 at 14:34

Hello,
I removed the helical gear and sprocket from the opener, no problem....i ordered the part from sears...what came was a gear and sprocket that fit, but the top part where the chain sits in is a different circumference...is there any way to take the old gear off the old sprocket and put the new gear on the old sprocket? or do i need to extend the chain somehow? help! frustrated!


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RE: sears craftsman 1/2hp garage door opener gear replacement hel

There are two roll pins that hold that gear in place on the shaft. You only need to remove the bottom one and the gear will slide off. It will take a punch and hammer.


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RE: sears craftsman 1/2hp garage door opener gear replacement hel

Thank you, I did try that, for some reason the pin is not budging. I know it must come out, I will try that again. I appreciate the help.


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