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MON-FRI 7:30 AM- 9:00 PM

SAT-SUN 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Macomb (586)413-5283

Oakland (248) 827-0933

Wayne (734) 358-6901

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Belleville, MI

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GARAGE DOOR OPENER REPAIR

Garage Door Opener Repair- Worn Gears

Ground down plastic opener gears is a common problem with chain and belt drive garage door openers. When a spring or cable breaks or the door is grossly out of balance, the opener suddenly has to a lift the full weight of a 200+ lb. door. To save the opener motor from burning out the gears are designed to give way first.

garage door opener repair, worn garage door opener gear
The result of a broken door spring and the opener lifting the full weight of the door.

your opener motor sounds like it’s running, but the door is not, checking for broken or toothless gears is the first thing you should do. Here are some simple steps you can do to examining your opener gears.

First, unplug the garage door opener. Release the door by pulling the emergency release (Red cord), and then close the garage door manually. Finally, remove the opener cover

Examine the white plastic gear. Do the teeth appear to be worn down or shredded, like those in the photo? If so, you will need to replace the gear. If your analysis reveals that the gear appears to be in good shape, you may have a more serious problem with the opener. Alternatively, you might want to think about replacing the opener rather than paying for a new motor plus labor.

If you are a D.I.Y.er or would prefer Five Star Doors to troubleshoot and fix your opener. We service and carry gear & sprocket kits, logic boards, belts and chains for Chamberlain/Liftmaster openers, Genie, Linear Raynor and Craftsman openers made after 1998. Visit our garage door/opener tips page for helpful suggestions why your door won’t open or visit our F.A.Q. for openers section for a complete list of helpful tips and suggestions.

We Can Fix Or Replace Any Of The Following Parts That May Be Affecting The Performance Of Your Opener

  • Garage Door Torsion or Extension Springs
  • Rollers
  • Cables
  • Hinges
  • Track
  • Adjustment/Replacment
  • Torsion Spring Conversions
  • Garage Door Tune-Ups and Alignments

Garage Door Opener Repair - Safety Eye Sensors

If your garage door opens, but will only close when the wall button is pushed down, look to see that your safety sensors are clean and in alignment with each other. Safety sensors are often knocked out of alignment accidentally by children playing around them, tools stored in the sensor eye area or a garbage can wedged up against one of them.  A small green light should be on each sensor if they are in alignment and no obstacles are between each sensor. Occasionally garage door sensors do go bad, if no light is present, they may have to be replaced.  Finally, early morning direct sunlight depending on what direction you door faces can disrupt the beam.

garage door opener sensors show beam

If you are a D.I.Y.er or would prefer Five Star Doors to troubleshoot and fix your opener. We service and carry gear & sprocket kits, logic boards, belts and chains for Chamberlain/Liftmaster openers, Genie, Linear Raynor and Craftsman openers made after 1998. Visit our garage door/opener tips page for helpful suggestions why your door won’t open or visit our F.A.Q. for openers section for a complete list of helpful tips and suggestions.

Garage Door Opener Repair - Limit Switch

Does your garage door reverse itself immediately after touching the floor?  If so, the close limit switch probably needs adjusting. 

s the door opens and closes, the limit adjustment settings control the points at which the door will stop. After correcting the limit settings, fully open and close your door to check your safety reversal and protector system to make sure they are functioning.

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Does the garage door open or close fully?
Does the garage door stay closed and not reverse when hitting the floor?  

If your garage door passes both of these tests, no limit adjustments are necessary unless the reversing test fails.

Pictured to the left, an adjustment diagram. Operate the opener through a complete travel cycle after each adjustment.

Garage Door Opener Repair -Logic Board

If the outlet has power, but no sound or no lights when you engage the wall module and remotes, chances are you probably have a bad logic board.  

logic board for chamberlain opener

Lightning strikes are the most frequent reason for the failure of a logic board. The logic board consists of the entire plastic housing that holds the light bulb and wire terminals

For a D.I.Y’s replacing a circuit board will take about 15 minutes and only requires a 1/4-in. ratchet wench. First; Remove the light cover, take out the light bulb, disconnect the switch and safety sensor wires, unplug the board and you’re finished. A logic board will cost about $110 depending on your opener (The part number should be on the board itself), so make sure you protect your new one with a surge protector. 

We Provide Our Customers With:

  • We are a licensed and insured, brick & mortar business, established in 1990
  • Professional, trained, background checked technicians 
  • Durable & Reliable replacement parts
  • Reliable and friendly personnel
  • 20 Point Safety Check
  • Warranties available on all products and services
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed

Business Service Hours

Monday - Friday (7:30 AM - 9:00 PM)

Saturday- Sunday (7:30 AM - 2:00 PM)

Residential Building Contractor License: 2101216938

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(734) 358-6901