Screw Drive opener is the first opener made by Genie. The Screw Drive opener is still produced by Genie up until now because the system is simple and works with less part. Less part means there will be less mess or malfunction when operating the opener. For users who want to prolong the life span of their garage opener, especially the Screw Drive opener users, a regular Genie garage door opener maintenance is necessary to be done.
Genie garage door opener maintenance for Screw Drive Opener is divided into two. The first is the monthly maintenance and the second is yearly maintenance for Screw Drive garage door opener. There are few things to be performed on the monthly maintenance Screw Drive.
The first thing that should be done in monthly Genie garage door opener maintenance is checking the door springs and hardware. You need to oil the door rollers, bearings, and hinges using the silicone lubricant or light oil. When you check the door springs and find any damage on the springs or the springs are broken, stop all action and do not attempt to operate the door and call for service from the authorized repair person or a professional.
The next thing, you need to check the balance of the door. To check the door balance try to close the door, release the carriage from its rail assembly by pulling the emergency release knob down. Next, you need to raise the door manually as high as 3 feet away. If the door is well-balanced the door will stay in the position.
The next thing that should do in monthly maintenance of Screw Drive is checking the contact reverse. Test the contact reverse of the opener by laying the 2 inch x 4 inch board on the floor right in the center of the garage doorway. Using remote or wall button try to close the door, when the door has almost reached the board it will automatically stop and reverse the motion.