“Five Star Doors is truly five stars!  The service was impeccable. Shane came in did the job professionally and efficiently.  I couldn’t have asked for a better installer, a better a company to fix my garage door opener.  Thank you all so much for the great service!

Latrice G.
Latrice G.
Belleville, MI

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GARAGE DOOR OPENER REPAIR

Garage Door Opener Repair- Worn Gears

Ground down plastic opener gears is a common problem with chain and belt drive garage door openers. When a spring or cable breaks or the door is grossly out of balance, the opener suddenly has to a lift the full weight of a 200+ lb. door. To save the opener motor from burning out the gears are designed to give way first.

Diagnosing Worn Gears

your opener motor sounds like it’s running, but the door is not, checking for broken or toothless gears is the first thing you should do. Here are some simple steps you can do to examining your opener gears.

First, unplug the garage door opener. Release the door by pulling the emergency release (Red cord), and then close the garage door manually. Finally, remove the opener cover

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The result of a broken door spring and the opener lifting the full weight of the door.

We Can Fix Or Replace Any Of The Following Parts That May Be Affecting The Performance Of Your Opener

Torsion Spring | Extension Springs | Rollers | Cables | Hinges | Track

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Examine the white plastic gear. Do the teeth appear to be worn down or shredded, like those in the photo? If so, you will need to replace the gear. If your analysis reveals that the gear appears to be in good shape, you may have a more serious problem with the opener. Alternatively, you might want to think about replacing the opener rather than paying for a new motor plus labor.

If you are a D.I.Y.er or would prefer Five Star Doors to troubleshoot and fix your opener. We service and carry gear & sprocket kits, logic boards, belts and chains for Chamberlain/Liftmaster openers, Genie, Linear Raynor and Craftsman openers made after 1998. Visit our garage door/opener tips page for helpful suggestions why your door won’t open or visit our F.A.Q. for openers section for a complete list of helpful tips and suggestions.

Garage Door Opener Repair - Safety Eye Sensors

If your garage door opens, but will only close when the wall button is pushed down, look to see that your safety sensors are clean and in alignment with each other. Safety sensors are often knocked out of alignment accidentally by children playing around them, tools stored in the sensor eye area or a garbage can wedged up against one of them.  A small green light should be on each sensor if they are in alignment and no obstacles are between each sensor. Occasionally garage door sensors do go bad, if no light is present, they may have to be replaced.  Finally, early morning direct sunlight depending on what direction you door faces can disrupt the beam.

If you are a D.I.Y.er or would prefer Five Star Doors to troubleshoot and fix your opener. We service and carry gear & sprocket kits, logic boards, belts and chains for Chamberlain/Liftmaster openers, Genie, Linear Raynor and Craftsman openers made after 1998. Visit our garage door/opener tips page for helpful suggestions why your door won’t open or visit our F.A.Q. for openers section for a complete list of helpful tips and suggestions.

Garage Door Opener Repair - Limit Switch

Does your garage door reverse itself immediately after touching the floor?  If so, the close limit switch probably needs adjusting. 

s the door opens and closes, the limit adjustment settings control the points at which the door will stop. After correcting the limit settings, fully open and close your door to check your safety reversal and protector system to make sure they are functioning.

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Does the garage door open or close fully?
Does the garage door stay closed and not reverse when hitting the floor?  

If your garage door passes both of these tests, no limit adjustments are necessary unless the reversing test fails.

Pictured to the left, an adjustment diagram. Operate the opener through a complete travel cycle after each adjustment.

Garage Door Opener Repair -Logic Board

If the outlet has power, but no sound or no lights when you engage the wall module and remotes, chances are you probably have a bad logic board.  

Lightning strikes are the most frequent reason for the failure of a logic board. The logic board consists of the entire plastic housing that holds the light bulb and wire terminals

For a D.I.Y’s replacing a circuit board will take about 15 minutes and only requires a 1/4-in. ratchet wench. First; Remove the light cover, take out the light bulb, disconnect the switch and safety sensor wires, unplug the board and you’re finished. A logic board will cost about $110 depending on your opener (The part number should be on the board itself), so make sure you protect your new one with a surge protector. 

We Provide Our Customers With:

  • We are a licensed and insured, brick & mortar business, established in 1990
  • Professional, trained, background checked technicians 
  • Durable & Reliable replacement parts
  • Reliable and friendly personnel
  • 20 Point Safety Check
  • Warranties available on all products and services
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed

Garage Door Opener Repair Reviews

Liftmaster Garage Door Opener Service, Rochester Hills, MI – 5/5 Stars – “Andrew came right away. He was great. He came, he called me. He told me what time he would be there. He was prompt. He did the work within an hour. I had no problems with him at all. He was very prompt and courteous. The garage door chain repair was done great. The garage door was quiet.” Susan L. Rochester Hills

Chamberlain Garage Door Repair Service Near Me, Farmington Hills, MI 5/5 Stars –”Tech did a garage door opener gear repair inside the garage door opener (gear was plastic and had worn out after ten years). Tech also realigned the rails to make sure the garage door went up and down smoothly.” Frank P. Farmington Hills

Fix Garage Door Opener, Plymouth MI – 5/5 Stars – “It went very well. Eric and Robert were on time and completed the garage opener repairs quickly. They were very courteous and polite.” Pam H. Plymouth, MI

Garage Door Motor Repairs, Garden City, M – 5/5 Stars – “Tyler took the time to show me how to change the keypad codes. After the garage door motor gear replacement, he made sure that everything was working well.” Sherry B. Garden City

Craftsman Opener Repair Waterford, MI – 4.98/5 Stars. “I would highly recommend this garage door company to anyone. Robert was a garage opener repair genius.” Marilyn M. Waterford

Liftmaster Garage Door Opener Service Near Me, Troy, MI – 5/5 Stars – “Robert showed up on time, the job took about 25 minutes to perform the garage door chain link repair. I referred them to one of my neighbors, and they were pleased with the repair work that was done.” Julie P. Troy, MI

Garage Door Opener Service, Southfield, MI – 5/5 Stars – “I had no idea my garage door opener could be so quiet!! The Technician was great!! On-time, courteous, professional, informative, and more! 5 Stars on your garage opener service.” Kimika F. Southfield

Electric Garage Door Repairs, Northville MI – 5/5 Stars – “Andrew was very knowledgeable on genie garage door repair and able to get the garage door opener fixed quickly. I would recommend the company to everyone.” Kelsey W. Northville

Chamberlain Garage Door Repair Service, South Lyon MI – 5/5 Stars – “On time, friendly garage opener company, explained why replacing belt on garage door opener was critical to keep the opener working correctly. The opener is still in great shape. Jessica L. South Lyon

Garage Door Opener Repair Auburn Hills, MI 4.98/5 stars – “They were on time and diagnosed the garage door and that I need new door opener parts for a garage opener repair. I needed a new garage door safety sensor because my old one bugged out. When I need a couple of garage door openers on my two garage doors, I know whom to call!” Steven S. Auburn Hills

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Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Sat- Sun 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

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Residential Building Contractor License: 2101216938

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32620 Grand River Avenue, Farmington, MI 48336 USA

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Macomb County: (586) 413-5283

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