I absolutely REFUSE to call this “Part 4 of 3”, and if I make it “Part 4 of 4”, then I have to go back and rename the first three posts!
Anyone who is familiar with my garage door challenge (Parts 1, 2 and 3 of 3) knows that we’ve had our ups and downs. And anyone with two garage doors probably knows that once you’ve gotten one working just right—the other is about to have problems.
And so it was that one cold day that my wife could not get the door to close again. She had to pull the cord and close it manually. For a time, we used objects to keep the door closed securely, but finally the day came to buy a new opener and install it.
Fortunately, Lowe’s sells a newer unit similar to our old ones. I figured out how to avoid a lot of work and to simply swap out the motor unit. No new sensors, no running wires, bell switch, or chain system! This was going to be a simple box-replacement job—30 minutes at the most.
Two hours later, once the door was adjusted for upward and downward travel, I triumphantly went back into the warmth of the house and the even more warm, glowing praise from my wife for being such a handyman.
We talked about replacing the other unit—the one I had trouble with last year—but figured for the expense, it could wait until it breaks too. Of course by then, the similar unit like we just bought may not be around. Maybe I should go buy it with the tax return and keep it around. Just in case.