Genie Garage Door Opener Motor Protector Troubleshooting

It is important to do regular maintenance on your Genie garage door opener. The maintenance is intended to prevent any significant damage that affects the performance of your garage door opener. When the problem comes try to troubleshoot your garage door opener by yourself before calling a repairman.

Problem may come to your motor protector, Genie garage door opener motor is covered with a housing which meant to protect component inside the housing. The component that should to be kept away from any damage is including the shafts and the gears. Troubleshooting Genie garage door opener motor protector is needed when you inspect the housing not attached properly or anything wrong with the parts near the remote sensor.

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Genie garage door motor is covered with a housing which meant to protect component inside the housing

You may start troubleshooting Genie garage door opener motor protector with turning off the opener. You need to make sure that the opener does not connect to any electronic device and the power cord is unplugged. Get a ladder and put it right under the garage door head unit. Make sure there are no moving parts under the ladder.

You may start checking the protective housing over the motor from the mounting screws or bolts to assure they are in a right and secure place. Next, check the housing to assure the housing is well fitted over the motor. If you inspect anything wrong, you can continue to follow these procedures:

  • Unscrew the retaining screws or bolts using the screwdriver or wrench or nut driver.
  • Uncover the housing so you can see the motor. Try to fit the housing back over the motor. It is to assure the housing really fits flush over the motor. You will see whether it fits flush or not, when you see the sensor located on the front of the motor unit is uncovered.
  • Put back the retaining screws or bolts in the right place of the housing.
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