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Nathan, General Contractor
Category: Home Improvement
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Experience:  Experienced contractor, new builds, renovations.
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We have a 1/2 hp opener and are being told we need a new

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we have a 1/2 hp opener and are being told we need a new circuit board advise approx. cost. unit is over 10 years old is it advisable to replace board or get a whole new opener marty rich
JA: Did you double-check the thermostat? And what about the unit's filters?
Customer: we are talking about a garage door opener liftmaster
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: no we will hire a handy man who replaced the gears 4 months ago
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: the door is working fine. wall switch works its the remotes that wont open it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today.

Sorry to hear that you’re having trouble with this but I’ll do my best to help you out.

I can help you with finding parts, if you'd like. On average, you'd be looking at a $100 board, and another $50-100 to have your man install it.

For a unit this age, I would not consider it worth repairing - you could buy a brand new model with updated features and a fresh warranty for about the same amount you'd spend to repair it.


If you'd like the part info, just let me know the full model number of your opener.

If you have any other questions, just let me know. Otherwise, please take a moment to rate my service using the stars at the top of the page; hopefully I have earned 5 Stars. I also invite you to contact me directly with any future support needs at and ask for Nathan.

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Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Do you need more help with this?