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Garage door opener: motor runs but chain doesnt move.

My garage door opener motor runs, but the chain sprocket doesn't rotate. Is this easily repaired, or should I just buy a new unit?

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Depends on your mechanical ability. The drive gear is stripped. The part number is 41A2817 and is available at any door opener service company. It comes with instructions.

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