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Craftsman 1/2 HP GDO - fix or replace?

Posted by dougp_sj (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 7, 08 at 22:02

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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RE: Craftsman 1/2 HP GDO - fix or replace?

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!


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RE: Craftsman 1/2 HP GDO - fix or replace?

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.


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