Genie Garage Door Opner

The two light bulbs in the overhead console of the Genie Garage Door Opener no longer come on when I open or close the garage door. I have replaced both bulbs but that did not solve the problem. Any idea why they won`t come on. Have considered calling the local Genie Repair Man but my neighbor said that it was cheaper to buy a new one then fix the problem in this one (?) Any advise you have would be appreciated. thanks, Monika
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Purpledawn wrote:

Use incandescent bulbs I can't get CF bulbs to work in my Genie because the base of the CFL is oo fat for the fixture socket.
Operate the door and then measure the sockets with a volt meter. If you get power then you might try to bend the contact point up in the center of the sockets.
If no voltage then take the cover off of the opener box and follow the lighting wires. Make sure the connector is not come loose from the main circuit board.
Not much more you can do yourself. I have replaced the main circuit board in mine for another problem wasn't too hard. Gene sent it to me free under warranty.
Kevin
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Purpledawn wrote:

Hi, Relay. Could be mechanical or solid state.
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Purpledawn wrote:

First of all, don't work on the opener without first unplugging it or turning off its circuit breaker because it can easily start unexpectedly and grab a finger or sleeve and cause amputation, scalping, or choking. If you open the overhead unit, beware of the exposed high voltage that can kill, so stand only on an insulated ladder or chair not a metal one.
The problem is likely with the relay (4 connections to circuit board; may be identical to the 2 motor relays) or bimetal thermal-time switch (2 connections) that drives the lightbulbs, but don't overlook corroded or loose connections and cracked solder joints (cracks can be so fine to be invisible except under strong light and magnification). The relay is in a plastic cube and is a standard part (most likely, 12 volt DC coil) available from electronics supplies, such as Newark, MCM, Allied, Mouser, or Jameco. Bimetal thermal-time switches appear to be harder to find in the right size. To clean the contacts of either device, soak some thick paper (3x5 card, business card) in alcohol or contact cleaner and pinch it between the contacts and move it back and forth. Don't use sandpaper or a file on the contacts.
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