Thursday, February 22, 2024

Overhauling The Liftmaster Gate Opener

Our Liftmaster gate opener quit last week, and we overhauled it with parts from a damaged actuator that we stashed years ago. It is a relief to have it working again without having to buy parts and pay for service calls. 


The Neon Madman said...

That's why you have to save that good stuff. At least, that's the argument that I use with the missus when she complains about all of the junk.

John in Philly said...

It's always a pleasure to watch a repair that is nicely figured out and then fixed without resorting to a large hammer.
The large hammer and very large hammer have a role in repairs, but all too often they become the first tool out of the toolkit.
The term, "Hammer Mechanic" is not a compliment.

I've found that the stainless steel fasteners tend to gall, and I use this anti-seize containing nickel that is made for stainless use.

David aka True Blue Sam said...

Surprisingly few tools were needed. Phillips screwdriver, needle nose pliers, 1/4" ratchet and Torx bit, volt/ohm meter, two zip ties. Adjustments are not difficult if you follow the steps in the manual.

I am going to buy some of that anti-seize. I used a lot of anti-seize compound doing press fit assemblies when I worked at Joy.