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Genie is one of the trusted names our Garage Door Repair Little Elm works with when it comes to residential and commercial garage door openers. Genie brand was introduced by Alliance Manufacturing Company in 1954. The company claims they were the first to mass produce residential door openers that are radio-controlled. By 1958, Genie released the first ever screw-drive type garage door opener but the company was bought by the Overhead Door Corporation in 1994. Now, the brand offers DIY and professional or dealer installed openers. It also offers commercial line of door openers. Their products are sold by giant retailers and professional installers.
Advantages of these Openers
Genie openers offer numerous advantages. One of these is advanced security features. The company believes that the owners’ safety is an important consideration, which is why these features are present in the openers. It offers Safe-T-Beam, which is a trademark feature. This makes sure your pets, vehicles, and loved ones are safe by using an infrared beam for automatic reversing. The door automatically reverses when an obstruction is detected in the path.
Another feature is the GenieSense Monitoring and Diagnostic Technology, which is another brand trademark. This innovative feature monitors the door’s operation. It enables the door to stop when there is an irregularity. It also delivers the required power depending on the movement of the garage door. These are helpful to prevent noise and a door’s wear and tear. It also improves the overall safety of the hardware. The brand has an impressive track record in terms of reliability and durability. They offer a solution to every homeowner and they carry the best warranties.
Common Problems Fixed
The common problems repaired with Genie openers include non operating wall switch or remote controls. In this case, the power source is checked, as well as the motor unit, the fuse, and the breaker. Another issue is when it does not close all the way. This might require adjustment on the close limit switch, or checking if the door is binding when lowered or raised manually. Genie garage door opener problems can include trouble with the reverse feature, when it immediately reverses after hitting the ground. This probably requires adjustment in the close limit switch again.
The recommended maintenance for Genie garage door openers varies by model. However, in general, it is suggested that power should be disconnected whenever maintenance is performed. The opener is cleaned by clearing debris such as dirt, dust, leaves, and dead insects in the rail guide and arms. This can be done by simply brushing using a soft brush. The tracks and hinges are also inspected for rust and grime. Grime is removed by using a soft rag while steel wool can be used for rusts. The axles, drive chain, hinge pins, and wheel bearings are lubricated using the right oil. Excess oil should be wiped away using a clean cloth.
It is also best to check the opener’s chain tension. Sagging chains can cause sprocket wear. The sensor alignment is also checked periodically by placing a hand in the beam as the garage door closes. It should retract immediately. If not, the wire connections are best left to professionals.