Garage Door Won't Open
Markham Garage Doors is here to service everything from doors to openers. If your garage door opener sounds like it is running just fine but the chain is not moving back and forth, then this is your problem shown above. Your garage door opener has a broken gear. Chances are, your opener is likely 10 – 15 years old and the gear has stripped this causes the motor to run but the chain to remain stationary, which also means your door does not move either. When this happens it does not mean that you need to panic and get a new garage door opener. The gear is the weakest link and can be changed in less than one hour, the cost is minimal compared to a new machine and it will allow you to run your machine for another 10 – 15 years until this part fails again. The new machines still run this very same part and last the very same length of time so a new machine is not always the answer.
Now if your machine has already had a gear or two installed in its lifetime then it likely does not have many of the new safety features such as photos eyes. If this is the case then I would recommend the purchase of a new LiftMaster garage door opener. This is because the remote controls used to operate your garage door opener are too old to replace as are many of the other components. Investing money into a machine this old is throwing good money at an obsolete product.