A routine maintenance prevents any possible garage door opener significant problems. Performing Genie garage door openers manual maintenance reduces at least some of possible problems related to garage door hardware such as springs, cables, brackets, pulleys, etc. By making sure that every month the door, operator and springs in good repair, well lubricated and well balanced you know that you have saved some pennies and your door has a longer life span.
You can start monthly Genie garage door openers manual maintenance with checking the door balance. First, make sure your door in completely close position. Next, find an emergency release knob (Carriage lock) and pull it towards the opener direction. This action is intended to release door from the carriage assembly. Now, you can open manually the door as high as 3 or 4 feet above the floor and as you reach certain high, release the door. Examine the movement of the door, normally the door will move extremely slowly. If you find the other way or the door moves quickly, you should call professional for door service. As you finish checking the door, you should manually close the door and pull the emergency release knob in the direction of door so it is engaged the carriage. Now, you can reattach the door to carriage assembly by pressing the remote control button.
Second procedure of Genie garage door openers manual maintenance is contact reverse checking. You can put an item laid flat in the center of the garage door opening such as 2”x4” board and make a small test by closing the door using remote control or wall button, watch the door movement. The door should reverse as door contacts the board. If the door fails to reverse on contact with the board, perform a contact reverse test as written on manual. Once you have finished performing contact reverse test and still find the door fails to reverse, please contact authorized Genie dealer or Genie company.