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craftsman garage door operner

Posted by stan1164 (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 3, 10 at 15:41

I have an older sears craftsman 1/2 horsepower garage door opener. It is chain driven. The motor will run but the gear that moves the chain won't turn. It may be time to buy a new one? I'm not sure what is wrong? Any advice would be appreciated.

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RE: craftsman garage door operner

Stan I think we had the same problem, I'll ask DH when he comes in from plowing.

RE: craftsman garage door operner

Remove the cover of the motor unit and check the drive gear. It is a white nylon gear just in front of the motor and is most likely stripped. It is available at any good opener service company and comes with instructions.

RE: craftsman garage door operner

Don took the words right out of my mouth! Hope you can fix it, it'll save you the expense of a whole new opener.
Let us know how it works out.

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