I have a Sears Craftsman 1/2 HP garage door opener. Last week it
stopped working for me. When I turn it on, the motor makes a noise for
about a second, and then stops. The lights and everything else seem to
work. The number on the motor is 04302GP. The wires going to it from
the capacitor and the power supply seem to be melted a little, so I
suspect it has burned out. is this easily replaceable, or should I just
spring for a new garage door opener?
Yes, do make sure that you disconnect the door from the opener to make
sure that it operates without a lot of resistance. If it has a torsion
spring that is broken then there's no way the opener will be able to
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