Genie Garage Operator
When if you search online for roll up door operator contractors near Rockland County NY, you will find that there are many contractors who offer “the strongest garage operator near Rockland County”, and that promise that the motor they offer is the strongest and the most reliable one. Different roll up doors contractors have different points of view, and while a garage door technician in New City New York will tell you that he believe that the garage home operator made by Genie is the best garage operator, another roll up door contractor near Rockland County will tell you that he believe that it is actually the garage operators made by Liftmaster is the best garage operator for homes near Rockland County.
Our article isn’t about which garage operator is the best one. This article is about the Genie roll up door operator, its advantages, how reliable it is, and the ways to install and troubleshoot a garage operator manufactured by Genie. Meta Garage Doors wrote another article about Liftmaster operators that you can check out in case you would like to compare between the 2 different brands.
Where can I buy Genie Garage Operator near Rockland County?
There are many different places where you can purchase a roll up door operator made by Genie. You can find it online, you can find it at home depot, Sears, Lowe’s and others. If you are planning to install the new garage operator by “do-it-yourself” (DIY), you can purchase the right operator from any of them. But if you are planning to hire a nearby roll up door installer near Rockland County, you might want to consider purchasing the motor straight from the contractor.
In case you are wondering why it is better to purchase Genie garage operator from the same company that will install the Genie operator for you, we can tell you that in terms of warranty, it is better to have everything in one place. So if something goes wrong, the installer will not be able to blame the Genie garage operator since he is the one who supplied and install the motor.
Which Genie Operator to install?
There are few types of Genie garage operators: The Belt drive, the chain drive and the screw drive. And the motor you will choose to install depend on few things such as: Who will do the set-up? And how much the noise level of the motor matter to you. For example: If you are looking to install the new Genie operator by yourself (DIY), you might want to purchase the screw drive Genie operator, which is considered relatively easy to install. If you are planning to hire a nearby roll up doors expert near Rockland County NY for the set-up, the chain or the belt drive operators made by Genie will be a great option. And if you are wondering which Genie garage operator is the best for you, you can check out this article about different garage operator’s types that explain the differences between the types of operators that can be found in Rockland County.
In general, we will tell you that the belt drive operator made by Genie is considered quiet and reliable, and although might cost little more, it definitely worth the investment since their life cycle for residential roll up doors near Rockland County can go above 20 years when well maintained and properly used.
Genie garage operator set-up Rockland County
There are couple ways to get a new Genie garage operator installed: You can either do it yourself (Or hire the nearby handyman to install the Genie operator for you, or to hire a nearby roll up doors company near Rockland County to do the set-up for you. And since a new operator installment shouldn’t be done more than once every 10 years or more (When installing a high quality garage operator such as Genie operator), Meta Garage Doors highly recommend hiring a qualified garage doors technician who can supply and match the right operator for you roll up door, and who has the tools as well as the knowledge and experience to perform a professional set-up. If you would like to install the Genie garage operator by yourself, you can watch the Video bellow and follow the steps on the tutorial that teach how to install a new Genie garage operator by do it yourself.
All Genie garage operators comes with user manual. Follow the instructions in order to get the best of your Genie operator, and do not ignore the safety guidelines. And under no circumstances: Do not install the electric operator without a safety component. Genie or Liftmaster, every automated roll up door in the US must include a safety feature.
Accessories for Genie Garage operator
The conventional kit of Genie Roll up doors operators include few accessories that come with the motor. Here is a list of components and their use:
Wireless Keypad: The wireless key pad is mounted to the wall right next to the garage, and it allow keyless opening of the door. They are a great solution for people who want to be able to access the garage (Or the house in case the garage is attached without a key, simply by using 4 digits code that can be choose at the set-up of new Genie garage operator. If you are not sure what the keypad is, look at one of the garages in your neighborhood near Rockland County and you will see in most of them a keypad mounted to the wall at the entrance to the garage.
Remote Control: This is the most popular way to open and close the door to the garage. The Genie remotes (Clickers) are relatively small, and can be carried in the pocket or inside the car. They rarely break and all you will need to do is to replace their battery every certain amount of time.
Wall-switch: The Genie wall switch is installed inside the garage, at a location from which you will be able to see the entrance to the garage. It allow you to open and close the door without the remote, to control the way the Genie garage door opener behave (In some models), and to troubleshoot the door in case something went wrong.
Safety Feature: This is the time to tell you that every garage operator should include a safety feature. The safety reversing system can come in different shapes such as the laser safety sensors or the safety edge. But no matter which one you will choose, it must be included in the set-up! Whether it is a roll up door operator near Rockland County, or roll up door motor installment, a safety feature should be installed at the time of the set-up. And not only to be installed, the safety feature should be installed properly according to the safety guidelines.
You might wonder why you must include a safety feature for every automated roll up door in New York, and we have 2 answers to that:
- Since it is required by a federal law.
- This is for your safety. Just think about the closing door when there is something bellow it. We assume we do not need to go farther with that description and what can happen in case someone will be at the path of the closing overhead door.
Genie operator troubleshoot
Why the safety sensor light is blinking?
Genie safety feature troubleshooting: As we explained earlier, every automated roll up door, whether it is equipped with Genie operator or not must include a safety feature. A flashing “Safe T-Beam LED” indicator means a malfunction has occurred and it need to be addressed in order for the motor to operate safely again. The first thing you should do is to make sure that there is no dirt covering the lenses. Second, check if the wire is damaged, cut or disconnected. If the LED indicator continues to flash, although you checked and saw that everything is in place, see your owner's manual for a list of possible causes or contact a nearby roll up door repairer near Rockland County NY who will come and fix the issue for you.
Why the motor isn’t closing the door all the way?
If the door is closing part of the way, and then reverse to open position (Unlike roll up doors that close partly and stuck in the middle). Check for and clear any obstructions at the door’s path. If there is nothing at the door’s path, check to see if the laser sensors are working properly. If there is a blinking light, see the paragraph above for troubleshoot. If the issue keep coming back, hire a nearby expert to fix the issue.
Why Genie operator running, but the door is not moving?
This might be one of the simplest issues to solve, and for that you do not need to hire nearby roll up door expert near Rockland County to come and repair it for you. Your roll up door might got disconnected from the opener. Check that the emergency-release cord has not been pulled. If indeed this is the reason why the motor is running but the door isn’t moving, you will need to reengage the carriage. The method to reengage the carriage depends on the model of roll up door operator you own. See your owner's manual for more details, or watch a DIY tutorial on how to engage Genie garage operator.
Meta Garage Doors of Rockland County offer same day service for Genie Operators. Whether you need new Genie operator set-up, or service the existing Genie motor, get in touch with us today for same day service near Rockland County. We service both commercial and residential motors from all manufactures near Rockland County. You might be looking for a missing part for the rollup door, or for Genie opener installer, we are here to help.
We have the installers who can deal with any type of overhead doors, whether it is a door to a private home garage, or a door to a commercial space. We are ready for it. With our same day garage door repair around Rockland County, we can solve the problem today.
Genie Garage Opener Rockland County