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Garage Door Opener Leak?

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by tricia, Feb 10, 2017.

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  1. tricia

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    I have a Genie Max Pro. It hums but nothing happens. The motor doesn't turn. I see no leak from capacitor but a lot of orange sticky goo on circuit board. I need helping finding my problem so I can order/replace the right part.
     

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  2. davenn

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    you have only shown a tiny part of the board ... show ALL the board viewed from above and also show the track side
     
  3. tricia

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    Here are more pictures. Any help appreciated.
     

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  4. tricia

    tricia

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    I disengaged the chain and it didn't turn. I also didn't see anything turning inside the casing. It just hums for about two seconds and stops.
     
  5. Minder

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    Are you sure it is not mechanical, is the motor trying to turn?
    Either the motor could be jammed or the start/run capacitor for the motor is the object leaking.
    If so the motor will just hum.
    M.
     
  6. tricia

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    I don't see a leak on the capacitor but orange goo on the board and wires. Is that normal? If so I will replace the capacitor and hope that fixes it.
     
  7. Minder

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    Do you see the motor trying to turn?
    If so It is usually two things, either the cap is bad or if it is the style that has a plastic worm & pinion, the gear wears and jams.
    The run cap is not usually on the board but mounted close to the motor.
    M.
     
  8. tricia

    tricia

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    Thank you. I will replace the capacitor tonight and see.
     
  9. tricia

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    Is there any cautions I should take?
     
  10. Minder

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    The cap for start/run should be a an AC rated run motor capacitor.
    If you can remove the motor from the drive you can test to see if it runs when no load.
    M.
     
  11. tricia

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    I don't understand. Sounds Chinese to me.
     
  12. Minder

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    Here is a picture to make it easy!!
    Pull the motor off the mounting and see if it runs and is free to turn.
    M.
     

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