What is a Gear Kit?
A gear kit is the driving mechanism that exists in most builder grade garage door openers. On cheaper models, this drive gear is made of nylon plastic and tends to wear out roughly every 5 to 10 years. In order to learn more about garage door openers that utilize steel encased, self-lubricating gears, click here!
The Motor Runs, but Nothing Happens!
Once the gears wear down enough, the teeth actually no longer touch each other, thus making the opener not turn at all.
An Example of What We Do to Fix It
One customer in Frisco was really depending on our technician to come out and help. When our technician arrived, he was able to see that the customer’s chain was off the sprocket on top of their garage door, causing the chain to droop lower than usual in their garage. If the chain happens to come off of the opener it will not function properly. It won’t be able to open or shut even if you hear the motor running. One reason that this occurs is from the gear kit on the opener wearing down over time. There are many parts of a gear kit that can break over time, causing the opener to fail.
The technician was able to assist the customer with no problem. He had all the tools and parts he needed on his truck, replaced her gear kit, and was able to get the chain back on. He got the opener up and running in no time. He reset all of the force and sensitivity settings, lubricated everything, and serviced the garage door as well. This Frisco customer was very thankful for a job well done.