Today the cable loop of my garage door opener(craftsman) broke.
This is the steal cable go thru the cable pulley; this is NOT the
chain nor the door spring.
I called up a few service shops. It seems expensive to do the repair.
Service alone costs $55 - $75 a hour depending on different shops.
One shop quotes me $59 for the cable. That tiny cable costs that much
seems like "stealing" (I can probably get a brand new garage door opener
for under $200). Since only the cable loop is broken, I wonder if
it can be repaired "somehow"?
[NOTE: I live in San Jose Bay Area, CA]
Do you think I can repair it myself? Is it easy?
Where can I get the replacement cable? HomeDepot?
Have you handy guys out there done something like that before?
What is your experience?
Thanks in advance.