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Old 05-22-2013, 11:53 AM  
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Most common issue with the liftmaster/sears opener is the gears get stripped.
unplug it. Take the cover off and beware of the white powder falling in your face. They makes kits for all the different version of opener with all the parts and instruction to replace the gears. If you have any mechanical skills this can be done by a homeowner.
A worn out gear



One version of the repair kit.




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Thanks Joe, looks pretty simple. I enjoy taking things apart so this is right down my alley!


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Thanks Joe, looks pretty simple. I enjoy taking things apart so this is right down my alley!
I like taking things apart too, it's the putting back together that stumps me sometimes. Thank goodness for cameras on phones.
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I take pictures of everything, and I don't know why i haven't seen these things before but at Harbor freight tools yesterday a got a magnetic pan for screws. I can tell you how many times i have kicked over the paper cup holding my screws and only found half!
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I take pictures of everything, and I don't know why i haven't seen these things before but at Harbor freight tools yesterday a got a magnetic pan for screws. I can tell you how many times i have kicked over the paper cup holding my screws and only found half!
That is my greatest enemy as well, 99% of the time it's always operator error, whether it be with a plastic cup holding screws or a computer. (<-- Intentional change on a classic quote)


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