My garage door opener is on its last legs, should I replace it or try to fix it?
- The door does not initially move when the button is pushed, but after giving the door a boost it opens.
- The door works fine on its own, it is definitely a problem with the motor.
- The motor does not start when disconnected from the door, but giving it a boost makes it spin. So this has nothing to do with the door.
I have worked with electric motors in the past but am far from an expert, and in most cases when dealing with them it was a huge pain in the neck. I'm guessing this is a problem with the brushes, but have never opened up a motor from a garage door opener before so I'm not sure what to expect.
Can these things be repaired, or is it cheaper and easier to buy a replacement?