Changing Genie Garage Door Opener Frequency

July 20, 2014 | By Rahma | Filed in: Door Opener Accessories.

Genie has a various range of opener that made since 1954. Today’s Genie garage door opener uses a sophisticated technology that will automatically and repeatedly changing Genie garage door opener frequency and the system will synchronize the transmitter and a receiver. Meanwhile the old Genie garage door opener uses dip switches to control Genie garage door opener frequency of the wireless transmitter. This old model allows you to change the frequency of the transmitter and receiver easily and when both items are synchronized, you can use the remote control as it supposed to be.

For detail instruction of how to change Genie garage door opener frequency of the Genie old model opener, here are some tips:

You need to open the garage door opener motor and locate the dip switches on the control board. You will see a sequence of 12 dip switches with a set of particular pattern. Take a note of the pattern of the sip switches setting on this opener and double check so there will no mistake between the numbers and the setting pattern.

Get your transmitter and uncover the rear side of the transmitter, just similar to the opener you will see a row of numbers from 1 to 12, that are dip switches. Your task is to make the setting of the transmitter to be perfectly matched with the pattern setting on the opener that you have noted before. Check again to assure that the setting is right. Put back the cover of the transmitter compartment.

Make a small test to check the transmitter is working or not by pushing the button on the transmitter. The door will operate as you release the button on the transmitter, if the door does not move, it means that one or more switches settings are misaligned. You need to correct the position of the misaligned dip switches setting and test again. Once it works and the door stops moving, put the safety release cord into normal position.

old Genie garage door opener uses dip switches to control Genie garage door opener frequency of the wireless transmitter.

old Genie garage door opener uses dip switches to control Genie garage door opener frequency of the wireless transmitter.


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