Genie

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Genie
GenieRunabout.jpg
Name Genie
Zone Commons Area
Owner Nate Bezanson
Make Model It's a GR-12, serial number GR01-122, manufacturing date 10-27-00, model year 2001, PIN GR 120A10100C
Part Number
Date Acquired
Storage Location Park it out of the way, and close to an outlet. You remembered to plug it in, right?
Authorization Required No
Status Running
Value
Documentation * Operators' manual: GenieRunaboutOperatorsManual.pdf
Other References

Intro

Rules

Anyone can use the Genie, provided they follow these simple rules:

  1. RTFM and inspect machine before use. Wear a hardhat.
  2. When you're done, turn it off and plug it in. This is super important, as the batteries will damage themselves if not maintained. It's like $800 to replace them.
  3. Call me if you have any questions. (248)379-3614

If in doubt, or for a lesson, contact user:Nbezanson.

Instructions

  1. If you're looking for the key, check the switch carefully and you'll see it's broken off inside. Just rotate the outer edge of the selector knob right or left as needed, and pull out the stop button to activate it.

To fire up the on-board UPS:

  1. Stick your finger in the larger of the two button holes (the "ON" button) and press the button.
  2. As soon as it starts to beep, release the button.
  3. If you hear a hum, you're good! If not, perform the turn-off procedure below and try again.

To turn off the on-board UPS:

  1. Stick your pinky-finger or a pen into the smaller of the two button holes (the "OFF" button) and press it for a second or so. The output should turn off.
  2. Press it again, you may hear a little click. It's not fully off until the second press.
  3. Press it again just to be sure! It should really only take two, you'll get used to it.

Guidelines for the on-board UPS:

  • No more than 800 watts continuous, until the onboard wiring can be up-sized.
  • Turn it off when you're not using it, the idle load is significant.
  • Try to get used to the beeping.
  • Make really really sure to recharge the Genie after using the UPS; the batteries will very much need it!

Maintenance Info

FAQ

ToDo

Yet to do, short term:

  • Coat battery terminals generously with anticorrosive.
  • Figure out why the base-run function doesn't work.

Yet to do, medium term:

  • Replace the rubber boot that covers the drive/lift mode switch on the platform controls.
  • Change the hydraulic fluid. (Pretty sure it's Dexron; specs are in the manual, linked from the machine's wiki page.)
  • Perform other maintenance as the manual describes, such as tensioning the column cable.

Wishlist, long term:

  • Diagnose and repair the platform-power connection.
  • Possibly procure or make new nylon friction blocks for the column.
  • Redo the vinyl lettering on the machine panels and sides.
  • Replace the hydraulic fluid filter.
  • Remove, sandblast, repaint, and reinstall the battery bays.
  • Ammeter for charging/discharging current?

Done, thank you:

  • Replace the leaking hydraulic hose.
    • It's Genie part number 69426, which has 35 inches of hose between the fittings.
    • The fittings are Parker 1JC43-6-6 "Hose end, female swivel, seal lok", and the hose itself is Parker 451TC-6 "Hose 3/8 inch ID"
  • Procure and bend new wire for battery-keeper bars. They're Genie part number 57990, "rod, battery lock", see the parts manual.
  • Strip and replace the nasty grip-tape in the bucket.
  • Procure a spray-can of Boe-Lube, clean the column, and spray all the sliding surfaces.
  • Wire additional small-gauge (fused!) 3-wire connection from the batteries to the battery-charger area, preferably with a 3-way PP45 disconnect, for the new charger.
  • Mount and wire AC for the new charger.