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How To Fix A Genie Garage Door




How To Fix A Genie Garage Door Opener - Bookshelf


144 pages

Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems

Creator: Tony Candela | 2009-04-15

the problem in the Lincoln power door lock circuitwas easy once I identified the problem. ... Over time, a cold solder joint will result in high enough resistance This printed circuit board from a Genie garage door opener will soon qualify as an antique. ... It has suffered from poor range and I just haven't gotten around to fixing it.

Publisher: CarTech Inc

About this book
With this book in hand, you will be able to assemble, design, and build single and multi-function circuits and harnesses, troubleshoot and repair existing circuits, and install aftermarket systems and electronics. Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems is the perfect book for wiring a hot rod from scratch, modifying muscle car electrical circuits for cooling fans and or power windows, or adding a big stereo and other conveniences to modern performance cars.



148 pages

Popular Mechanics

1990-10

Allow the cement to air dry, then press the veneer back in place. Apply Because Genie has the first complete line of Screw Drive garage door openers for Do-It- Yourselfers. Genie Screw Drive openers have always set the standard for reliability, ...

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132 pages

Popular Science

1979-08

The convenient order form will save you time and postage. 801 Automatic Garage Door Opener Basic installation guide for the do-it-yourselfer shows the ease of installing a Genie Automatic Garage Door Opener System by Alliance Mfg. Free ...

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.


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  • GENIE

    Genie 20414R Carriage for Screw Drive Operators

    Home Improvement (GENIE)

    Rating (252 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    GENIE

    easy install, works great

    My Genie garage door opener (potentially 15yrs old since I bought the home used) started making a horrible racket and wouldn't open or close, but didn't make any noise when I disconnected the carriage release from the screw drive. That pointed to a bad carriage. I was very happy to find this part on Amazon.Installation was very easy:1) pull the manual release cord on the carriage to disconnect it from the screw drive2) remove the cotter pin/bolt from the old carriage and the angle bar that is attached to the garage door (leave the bar attached to the door)3) remove single nut supporting the track at the front of the garage.4) supporting the track with 1 hand, gently push the track off to one side just a couple of inches to allow you to slide off the existing carriageNOTE: after you pull off the carriage, you'll probably notice that some/many/all of the teeth have broken off5) slide the new carriage on being careful about the orientation... 5/5 Qikstart (Chandler, AZ) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Genie 20414R Carriage for Screw Drive Operators (Misc.) My Genie garage door opener (potentially 15yrs old since I bought the home used) started making a horrible racket and wouldn't open or close, but didn't make any noise when I disconnected the carriage release from the screw drive. That pointed to a bad carriage. I was very happy to find this part on Amazon.Installation was very easy:1) pull the manual release cord on the carriage to disconnect it from the screw drive2) remove the cotter pin/bolt from the old carriage and the angle bar that is attached to the garage door (leave the bar attached to the door)3) remove single nut supporting the track at the front of the garage.4) supporting the track with 1 hand, gently push the track off to one side just a couple of inches to allow you to slide off the existing carriageNOTE: after you pull off the carriage, you'll probably notice that some/many/all of the teeth have broken off5) slide the new carriage on being careful about the orientation... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 16, 2010

    Inexpensive fix for garage door repair

    0 5/5 D. Harrison - See all my reviews, December 26, 2007

    Easily fixed door that wouldn't open

    0 5/5 M. T. James (Florida, USA) - See all my reviews, October 9, 2007
    Original Genie manufactured part
    Compatible with many models please see full list in descritpion


  • Genie

    Genie Screw & Trac Drive Garage Door Opener Replacement Limit Switch 20113R

    Home Improvement (Genie)

    Rating (57 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Genie

    Just what I needed, installation instructions below.

    I just bought a 60 year old house that had two 30+ year old Genie garage door openers. The owners of the past 8 years were mechanically disinclined to the point of comedy, so much so that the broken uper limit switch on one of the door openers was replaced with a wine bottle cork at the extreme end of open travel. The *thunk* would wake my kids and trigger seismographs 50 miles away.This switch worked perfectly. Like other reviewers, the hole for the set screw was tight and unthreaded, but nothing that simply driving the screw through the hole didn't fix. Doesn't come with instructions, but didn't need too, but since it might help others (such as the previous owners of my house), here's some instructions:AS ALWAYS, REMOVE POWER FROM A DEVICE YOU'RE WORKING ON BEFORE YOU WORK ON IT.1) Observe the limit switch you're trying to replace, noting which side of the track the trigger is on and where the wires attach. For installing the "open" switch,... 5/5 Bad Chile (Boston) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Genie Screw & Trac Drive Garage Door Opener Replacement Limit Switch 20113R I just bought a 60 year old house that had two 30+ year old Genie garage door openers. The owners of the past 8 years were mechanically disinclined to the point of comedy, so much so that the broken uper limit switch on one of the door openers was replaced with a wine bottle cork at the extreme end of open travel. The *thunk* would wake my kids and trigger seismographs 50 miles away.This switch worked perfectly. Like other reviewers, the hole for the set screw was tight and unthreaded, but nothing that simply driving the screw through the hole didn't fix. Doesn't come with instructions, but didn't need too, but since it might help others (such as the previous owners of my house), here's some instructions:AS ALWAYS, REMOVE POWER FROM A DEVICE YOU'RE WORKING ON BEFORE YOU WORK ON IT.1) Observe the limit switch you're trying to replace, noting which side of the track the trigger is on and where the wires attach. For installing the "open" switch,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 22, 2011

    Genie Limit Switch

    0 4/5 Richard La Barca (Los Angeles, CA) - See all my reviews, March 3, 2010

    Limit switch replacement

    0 5/5 Sterling "RSterling" (MKE) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Genie Screw & Trac Drive Garage Door Opener Replacement Limit Switch 20113R After over 20 years, the limit switch gave out on my Genie garage door opener. Could not find the switch in any of the usual stores I shop at. Gave Amazon a try and they had the switch. Ordered 2 right away as the limit switch is on both ends of the rail that the track runs on. Replaced only the broken switch and it still works great after more than 6 months. Had absolutely no problems with the vendor and it arrived quickly. It was the exact same part number as the part it replaced. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 20, 2010
    Genie Garage Door Opener Limit Switch model 20113R
    Compatible with Genie Screw and Trac Drive garage door openers with Standard Rail assemblies
    Replaces Genie Genius Trac Drive limit switch models 19795S and 22785R
    Not compatible with Genie Garage Door Opener Excelerator Models
    Replaces either the UP or the DOWN limit switch


  • Genie

    Genie Safety Beam Photo Eye Sensors Kit

    Home Improvement (Genie)

    Rating (68 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Genie

    Perfect Replacement for ALL Genie Safe-T-Beam Openers

    During a recent electrical storm, a close lightning strike took out a few electronic devices in and around our home. One thing I noticed was that my Genie garage door opener was no longer functioning. The light would come on but the door would not go up or down. I checked the little LED lights, located on the Safe-T-Beam sensors by the garage door, and noticed that the red LED was blinking in a reoccurring pattern. I went to the Genie website and checked their support page. I was delighted to find a useful troubleshooting guide, which utilizes the LED lights on the Safe-T-Beam sensors to diagnose potential problems with your Genie garage door opener. This handy troubleshooting guide can be found here:[...]The guide helped me determine that my opener motor and electronics were OK but one or both of my Safe-T-Beam sensors were bad and needed to be replaced. I almost purchased the replacement kit from the Genie website but decided to check Amazon.com first. I'm... 5/5 M. Pickering (MI, USA) - See all my reviews, July 30, 2008

    If you need the mounting hardware and / or wires do not buy

    0 2/5 Dana Stetson "stetsoninc" (Mamroneck, NY United States) - See all my reviews, September 24, 2011

    Simple and easy to install

    When we bought our house the garage door would open but it wouldn't close unless I held the wall button until the garage door hit the floor. After doing some research online I found out that this problem was associated with the beam sensors and sure enough, when I checked them, no light was shown on either one; so I bought this beam-sensors-kit on Amazon.The kit comes with plenty of cable included; my old cable looked in good condition but I just decided to replace the whole thing (and still had left over). It took me less than 30 minutes to install the sensors and cables. The provided instructions are more than enough for you to know how it works and how to install. When placing the brackets I just used the holes in the wall from the previous brackets (had to use the brackets that came with the kit because they were different from the previous ones I had). I went with the option to wire the green sensor to the red sensor and then from red to head unit because that is how... 5/5 L. D. Estrada-Salazar (El Paso, TX USA) - See all my reviews, February 15, 2010
    List Price: $0.00
    Kit includes both Infrared eyes, brackets, bell wire, hardware and installation instructions
    Compatible with ALL Genie machines with existing Safety Beams
    Original Genie product.
    Genie 35048R Infrared Eye Replacement Kit


  • Genie

    Genie Screw Drive Coupler 30257T

    Home Improvement (Genie)

    Rating (22 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Genie

    Great Experience

    0 5/5 Shawn - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) Instead of spending $200 on a new opener, I spent $1.75 and 20 minutes and got my Genie Screw Drive working again. Tips on replacing: disconnect screw rail with door open so you can lay the rail on top of the door. Use a ladder with at platform that you can place the motor head on after you disconnect it from the ceiling. Watch your wires when you are moving the motor head around - so you don't pull any out accidentally. When you remove the old coupler, (it just pulls out) make sure to remove any debris left inside the hole it goes into before you put in the new coupler. Reconnect the screw rail to the motor head before you mount the motor head back on the ceiling - easier to align the holes the bolts go into. Make sure you remount the motor head straight so that the screw rail is perpendicular to the garage door. If your door starts and stops after you replace the coupler, you need to adjust the force screws on the motor head. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 4, 2010

    Good product.

    0 4/5 Sara - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Genie Screw Drive Coupler 30257T The coupler was for the garage door motor. It served it's purpose and the garage door is working perfectly fine now. Not sure how long it will last though. It's been two weeks since we put it in the motor. Hopefully it will last for a little bit. Couldn't find this product in the stores. I'm thankful to Amazon for helping me locate and obtain this product through their website. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 17, 2014

    Replaced for local resturant

    0 5/5 Big D - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Genie Screw Drive Coupler 30257T I got a free meal at my favorite restaurant for ordering and installing this replacement part. Worked perfectly and the manager gave me a couple of free meals. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 17, 2014
    If your Genie opener motor runs & screw fails to turn, the Genie Coupler 30257T can be the problem.
    Genie Screw Drive Opener Replacement Coupler 30257T


  • Genie

    Genie Screw Drive Garage Door Opener Replacement Coupler 30257T

    Home Improvement (Genie)

    Rating (15 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Genie

    Garage Door Coupler

    0 5/5 Jim_B - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Genie Screw Drive Garage Door Opener Replacement Coupler 30257T (Misc.) This was a hard part to find locally. It was also an expensive part when I did find it. Amazon provided me with a good price and fast delivery. I even bought spares so I have a few extra couplers in the garage. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 19, 2011

    Is what it is

    0 4/5 William P. Freker - See all my reviews, March 14, 2014

    Just like the original.

    0 4/5 Sailor (Cape Coral, FL USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Genie Screw Drive Garage Door Opener Replacement Coupler 30257T (Misc.) The part provided was just like the original, which means it works but since it's plastic, suffers from the same design defect as the original and will wear out sooner than if was made out of metal. The Coupler arrived about when we were told it would, which was an agonizing wait of 9 days after we placed the order. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 11, 2014
    Mounts on rear of opener rail and fits in motor head.
    To check and replace that part, remove the two screws holding the rail to the main power head.
    Original Genie Manufactured Replacement Part
    Typical symptoms of a stripped Screw Coupler is a grinding noise coming from the rear of the motor head.


  • Chamberlain

    LIFTMASTER Garage Door Openers 41A4373A Safety Sensors

    Home Improvement (Chamberlain)

    Rating (398 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Chamberlain

    Simple to install

    0 5/5 L. T. Beasimer "www.LBphoto.net" (Dallas, TX) - See all my reviews, March 16, 2008

    Craftsman 1/2 HP Opener 1995

    Our Craftsman 1/2 HP garage door opener ('95 model) acted up whenever it got cold and had been progressively getting worst. After researching the problem (spring tension, up/down force setting, alignment of sensors) it was finally determined that the sensors themselves had become defective.This is due to the cold weather affecting the capacitor in the sensor. Each sensor has a capacitor on its printed circuit board. Each circuit board has two electrolytic capacitors. One is 470uf at 16 volts. The other is 1uf at 50 volts. The cold increases conductivity and reduces the resistance of the insulation material in the capacitor. Age of the insulation material also degrades. This in turn impacts the completion of the circuit being created by the electronic sensor eyes at the garage door opener itself. (yes, too much info here but I wracked my brains out trying to figure out the WHY instead of just replacing the sensors)The replacement sensors are a perfect fit... 5/5 R.L. (USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: LIFTMASTER Garage Door Openers 41A4373A Safety Sensors (Electronics) Our Craftsman 1/2 HP garage door opener ('95 model) acted up whenever it got cold and had been progressively getting worst. After researching the problem (spring tension, up/down force setting, alignment of sensors) it was finally determined that the sensors themselves had become defective.This is due to the cold weather affecting the capacitor in the sensor. Each sensor has a capacitor on its printed circuit board. Each circuit board has two electrolytic capacitors. One is 470uf at 16 volts. The other is 1uf at 50 volts. The cold increases conductivity and reduces the resistance of the insulation material in the capacitor. Age of the insulation material also degrades. This in turn impacts the completion of the circuit being created by the electronic sensor eyes at the garage door opener itself. (yes, too much info here but I wracked my brains out trying to figure out the WHY instead of just replacing the sensors)The replacement sensors are a perfect fit... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 13, 2013

    It fixed my problem!

    My receiving eye LED light was very dim and would go completely off when it got really cold down here in S. Florida, Broward Co. 12/27/10 (36 degrees!)So what would happen is when I would go to press the wall button to have the garage door go down, it would go down for like 7" then automatically go back up on it's own - and the light would blink 10 times.So I bought the two replacements, (comes in a kit, with both) that were exact to the original model numbers...1) I only replaced the receiving eye and the LED light wasn't as bright as the sending eye - and I still had the same problem.2) I then replaced the sending eye and adjusted them so they can "see" each other, Everything Works Perfect NOW!!!For me at least - adjusting them was a little tricky, because they are very touchy and must be aligned perfectly.Just make sure the receiving eye LED light is not fluttering or blinking really fast, because it won't work... 5/5 ProFlex (Firenze, Italia) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: LIFTMASTER Garage Door Openers 41A4373A Safety Sensors (Electronics) My receiving eye LED light was very dim and would go completely off when it got really cold down here in S. Florida, Broward Co. 12/27/10 (36 degrees!)So what would happen is when I would go to press the wall button to have the garage door go down, it would go down for like 7" then automatically go back up on it's own - and the light would blink 10 times.So I bought the two replacements, (comes in a kit, with both) that were exact to the original model numbers...1) I only replaced the receiving eye and the LED light wasn't as bright as the sending eye - and I still had the same problem.2) I then replaced the sending eye and adjusted them so they can "see" each other, Everything Works Perfect NOW!!!For me at least - adjusting them was a little tricky, because they are very touchy and must be aligned perfectly.Just make sure the receiving eye LED light is not fluttering or blinking really fast, because it won't work... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 29, 2010
    List Price: $41.40
    Price: $15.99
    You Save: $25.41 (61%)
    Sensors measure 3" L x 1 1/2" W
    Each sensor shown includes approximately 18" of wire attached.  Designed to splice into your existing wires.  Wire connectors included.
    Each sensors has a green light and a bolt hole that runs right through the center of it.
    Compatible with LiftMaster and Chamberlain Brand garage door openers 1993 thru 1997. Includes sensors only - no brackets.