The garage door opener is an important part of the garage door but unfortunately most of the time it is left unattended whenever a home improvement project is undertaken. If so, you may face many issues like, a stuck garage door, unwarranted opening of garage door, or garage door not holding its position. As far as a jammed garage door is concerned, it is normally due to the dented or deformed frames through which the garage door moves. Some garage door opener repair tasks can easily be handled without any hassle. Normally, with the help of a simple toolkit of the wrench, hammer, and screwdriver, you can fix the issues on your own.
The hard opening and closing of the garage door might be due to the depressed control panel of the garage door opener or there might be some issues with the opening mechanism that can easily be fixed. But when there is an issue with any major part of the opener, for example, the gear of the opener. In such a situation, a detailed repair is needed. Hopefully, the following points would give you useful ideas about repairing and replacing the worn-out gears in the garage door opener. If the gear of the garage door opener has worn out then the motor and torsion spring will not function. The gears of garage door openers are normally made of plastic which is the weaker part of the opener that can be damaged easily due to several reasons like prolonged usage with little maintenance, old age, or an imbalance garage door. The following tips will help you to change the gears on your own.
First and foremost, you should disconnect the power supply to the garage door to avoid any chance of electrocution. In the next step, you should close the garage door manually and release it from the pulley to ensure that the garage door does not drop accidentally you are working on it. Now you are ready to fix the garage door opener and replace the gears. Now it is time to open the retainer cap of the pulley and remove the sprocket. Afterward, you need to remove the belt or chain sprocket after marking its right position then tap it gently to avoid it from getting twisted up and messy. Once you have done this, remove the drive gear, end covers, retaining clip, and RPM sensors along with disconnecting the motor.
You need to remove the nuts that hold the motor to the shaft. Once you remove the motor removed the motor from the driven shaft, you need to remove the burnt gear and replace it accordingly. After replacing the gears, you need to reassemble the system in the right way. Make sure that each part goes into the right place to avoid any issue with your garage door. Changing the worn-out gears is a little bit hard and challenging. Hence, if you are not skilled and confident about performing it on your own, you should call professional garage door repair experts to help you in this matter.