That’s a tough question. Garage door openers usually last about 10-20 years, depending on the frequency of use, and upkeep.
In the Cincinnati area, gear replacement service usually runs about 50% of the cost of a new unit, so you’ll have to make the decision.
If the family budget is tight, repairing the garage door opener is usually best, unless the unit is approaching the end of it’s life-cycle. Then it’s best to replace it.
If you have an issue with a Craftsman opener, give us a call at (513) 821-5095.