Genie garage door opener problems

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Old 07-13-16, 08:41 PM
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Genie garage door opener problems

I have a similar issue with my Genie screw drive garage door. It hums for a few seconds when I press the button, but won't open. I released the door from the track and hit the button again and could see the chain moving. Nothing is misaligned anywhere and the door opens and closes fine manually.

Could this be a bad capacitor?


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Welcome to the forums.

A Genie screw drive door opener would have a long threaded bar that turns. You said you saw a chain moving. That would be a chain drive opener then.

Probably best to post the model number for us.
 
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Sorry, I misspoke, it has the threaded bar, not a chain. The model number is ISL950/A.
 

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Three areas to check before you replace the cap.
Check the trolley for worn teeth, it may not be getting a good grip on the screw.
Check the coupler between the screw sections for wear and slippage.
Check the coupler between the screw and motor for wear.

If you do not have a manual, the link below shows parts and the manual.


GENIE GARAGE OPENER Parts | Model isl950 | Sears PartsDirect
 
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Also check the screw for packed in dried out grease and dirt. The lube tends to attract and hold dirt and then it dries into a hardened mess that can strip out the trolley or cause other parts to strip.
 
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I replaced the trolley but it still has the same issue. The coupler looked new when I checked it last week, no wear on it at all. The capacitor didn't look like it was all the worn either, but would replacing the capacitor be the next thing to try?
 
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