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Should I use aftermarket or OEM gears in my garage door opener?

Submitted by gdcorp on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 22:28

Every year about this time we see a sharp increase in the number of drive gear and sprocket failures in garage door openers. We have customers asking "Can I get just the large plastic gear by itself?" Most of these customers have seen "cheap" aftermarket gears on the internet. Many of these gears are made in Venezuela or other aftermarket sources and include just the large gear and not the drive gear on the motor shaft. These will work for awhile but if put any value on your time you should always change both gears at the same time and be sure to lubricate them well.

Raynor discontinues wood garage doors as of 11/04/2013

Submitted by gdcorp on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 10:32

Garage Door Co Repair Pros has been advised that Raynor Garage Doors, one of the large garage door manufacturers with dealers nationwide, has discontinued the production,  sale, and distribution of wood garage doors. Raynor is based in Dixon, IL and used to manufacture their own wood garage doors, steel garage doors (both residential and commercial) as well as garage door openers. A check of the Raynor website confirms that the wood garage doors have been removed from the lists.