When you find your garage door opener does not work as usual, an attempt to troubleshoot your Genie garage door openers is a wise choice. Troubleshooting Genie garage door openers is much better than calling repair person that cost you a fortune. Any troubleshooting guide is also included in the manual that comes with your Genie garage door opener.
Before you try troubleshooting Genie garage door openers, you may need to follow these troubleshooting practices:
- Before trying to operate the opener, it is better to check the condition of the door. Look for any issues related to cables, springs, and rollers. Try to operate the door manually by pulling the release.
- Look for any operator/photocells damage or broken wires.
- Make sure that the photocells or wall console is on. Press any controller such as wall console or remote. Assure the door is reaching the open limit if the opener operates the door to open or reaching the close limit if it closes. If the opener does not want to operate by wall button or remote while the Safe-T-Beam is on, check the position of the vacation lock on the wall console. Remove the lens cover of the wall console, and check the status of the light. The LED should be blinking about 1-8 times to diagnose the problem areas.
- If the remote is the cause, check for the interception distance. The operating distance should at least 25 feet and the antenna should be hanging out at the back of the operator head. Check for interference caused by alarms, cable boosters, appliances on the same circuit, etc.
- When the door closes, check whether it is reversing when something obstructs the photocell beam.
This troubleshooting Genie garage door openers tips will lead you to take further action, whether to call a professional assistance or doing the repairing project by yourself.