Garage Door Opener Repair Lincoln

Lincoln Garage Door Opener Repair

Project Description

Garage Door Opener Repair Lincoln

Titan Garage Doors Lincoln NE received a residential garage door repair request from a resident in Lincoln, Nebraska, whose garage door opener ran but did not open the door. Since it was an emergency garage door repair call, we responded quickly to the customer's request so that their overhead garage door Lincoln could get serviced that day. After diagnosing the problem with the broken gear and sprocket assembly, we replaced it with a new one and got the homeowner's garage door operational again. 

When you use your remote or wall-mounted button to operate your garage door opener, but the door does not open, it could be due to a problem with the motor. The unit may have a broken part that needs to be repaired or replaced. One of the most typical causes of a stuck garage door is stripped gear or a broken sprocket. An inadequately balanced garage door opener or a tightly hanging chain might damage the sprocket on the garage door opener.

Common reasons for garage door gear kit to break

Here are the most typical reasons why the garage door opener sprocket snaps off.

  • If the garage door opener chain is tightly wrapped or sagging, the chain and the sprocket linked to it can snap off during operation. A twisted or tilted chain can exert strain on the sprocket and cause it to break when in use.
  • An inadequately balanced garage door might break the sprocket on the garage door opener. If this is the case, the motor will work, but it will not be able to open the door because the chain is not where it should be.

How to check for stripped opener gear

If your garage door opener is making a normal sound, yet the door is not going up or down, chances are its gear is stripped out. So how do you determine if this is your actual problem? You can start by removing the power cord from the outlet and the exterior panel to cut off the electricity. Depending on your model, you may need to remove the entire exterior or just the bottom and top pieces.   

Pull off the lens cover and remove the screws to access the garage door opener's metal and nylon gear. The metal gear-like component is the sprocket. If you see white shavings on the housing, those are the nylon that has ripped off of the damaged gear. The nylon gear inside should be nice, clean, and sharp. If it is not, you will have to purchase the entire sprocket and gear kit because they come as a set.

Can I replace the gear and sprocket assembly on my own?

As much as possible, you should have a trained garage door repair specialist perform the garage door opener repair. Because the electronic components of the opener come exposed when the housing is removed, they can be easily damaged if you are clueless about what you are doing. You can also inadvertently void the manufacturer's warranty. In addition, the travel and force limits may have to be reset after installing the new gear and sprocket. 

At Titan Garage Doors Lincoln NE, our technicians are experts in garage door opener repair. From garage door opener repair to gear and sprocket replacement, we will get your door up and running again in no time. We only use high-quality products and offer a warranty on all our work, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your repair is covered. We provide free estimates so you can know precisely how much it will cost to repair your opener before we start. Call us today at (402) 576-5771 to schedule a free consultation!


Washington St Lincoln, NE, US, 68502

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