Home Improvement Questions? Ask a Handyman for Answers
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Please note that you have asked a specific question that I may or may not be able to help you answer or resolve this problem, however I will continue to try to the best of my ability.
If I am unable to help you any further it may become necessary for you to contact a qualified local service provider, who has the proper testing equipment and can perform much more detailed onsite troubleshooting, after which they can discuss the best cost worthy solutions with you.
you have a real problem that is 2 fold
the gear may have been pressed or heat applied on
unless there is a lock ring or nut, it is unlikely you will be able to remove it using simple tools
did the replacement gear come with removal and installation directions?
ok i'll look
it looks like maybe it will come off from the screw?
is this on a roll up type door or a wood door?
the bigger concern even if you do get this gear off and replaced, is what caused the gear to fail to begin with?
If you are getting stripped or broken teeth on the plastic gear it is because something is resisting the smooth operation and adding a lot of stress on the oener
If you do get it replaced I recommend you make sure the opener and the door are balanced properly
roll up doors will require a qualified service provider to set the spring tension and adjust the limit and sensitivity settings
As a qualified expert, I am only able to offer you some basic and specific advice via this email/text, which may or may not have been sufficient enough to answer your question right now to your satisfaction.
At this point I recommend you contact a qualified local service provider, who has the tools, proper testing equipment and can perform much more detailed onsite troubleshooting, after which they can discuss the best cost worthy solutions with you.
I did help you to the best of my ability on this forum, however I am not able to guide you step by step on how to perform onsite repairs.
I recommended you contact a local service provider who might be able to help replace the worn gear and more importantly look at the entire opener and door and see if there is something else causing the part to wear out
The only way I would try to remove the gear if it wont come off easy, is remove the screw and get a gear puller (this tool can be rented or purchased) and see if that will remove it.
If the gear is on too tight, you might break it as it is plastic and brittle
any tool rental or auto supply shop usually has gear pullers
I'm sorry but this is the best I can help you with without being there doing the work in person