Genie Garage Operator Los Angeles
Genie garage door opener is a motor we consider as one of the best garage openers in the American market. Together with Liftmaster, the operators made by Genie are strong and reliable. In this article we will go over the advantages of Genie garage door opener. In our previous article about Liftmaster opener we went over the advantages of The Liftmaster garage operator. If you would like to read more, visit our post about Liftmaster opener Los Angeles. CA. Every time we are using the motor to our garage, and it doesn’t matter if it is a Genie garage operator or Liftmaster operator, we taking it for granted that we can control the door from distance using the remote control or the keypad, and in our day even from a smartphone. Now when if you search online for overhead door operators suppliers in Los Angeles Ca, you will find that there are many suppliers who offer “the best garage operator in California”, and who promise that the operator they offer is the strongest and the most reliable one. Different overhead doors suppliers have different opinions, and while an overhead door supplier in Gardena will tell you that he believe that the garage home operator made by Genie is the best garage operator, another overhead door supplier in Los Angeles will tell you that he believe that it is actually the garage operators made by Liftmaster is the best garage operator for homes in California.
Where can I buy Genie Garage Operator in Los Angeles?
There are many different places where you can purchase an overhead 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 local overhead garage door contractor in Los Angeles, you might want to consider purchasing the operator straight from the supplier.
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 operator.
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 operator you will choose to install depend on few things such as: Who will do the installment? And how much the noise level of the operator 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 local overhead doors expert in Los Angeles Ca for the installment, 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 garage operators types that explain the differences between the types of operators that can be found in California.
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 overhead doors in Los Angeles can go above 20 years when well maintained and properly used.
Genie garage operator installation Los Angeles
There are couple ways to get a new Genie garage operator installed: You can either do it yourself (Or hire the local handyman to install the Genie operator for you, or to hire a local overhead doors company in Los Angeles Ca to do the installment 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), All Los Angeles Garage Doors highly recommend hiring a qualified overhead doors technician who can supply and match the right operator for you overhead door, and who has the tools as well as the knowledge and experience to perform a professional installment. 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 overhead door in the US must include a safety feature.
Accessories for Genie Garage operator
The conventional kit of Genie Overhead doors operators include few accessories that come with the motor. Here is a list of components and their use:
The 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 installment of new Genie garage operator. If you are not sure what the keypad is, look at one of the garages in your neighborhood in Los Angeles and you will see in most of them a keypad mounted to the wall at the entrance to the garage.
The 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 vehicle. They rarely break and all you will need to do is to replace their battery every certain amount of time.
The 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 operator 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 installment! Whether it is an overhead door operator in Los Angeles, or overhead door operator installation Gardena CA, a safety feature should be installed at the time of the installment. 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 overhead door in California, and we have 2 answers to that:
Since it is the law! A federal law require that every automated overhead door to include a safety feature.
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.
Genie operator troubleshooting
Why the sensor light is blinking?
Genie safety feature troubleshooting: As we explained earlier, every automated overhead 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 operator 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 local overhead door repairman in Los Angeles who will come and fix the issue for you.
Why the operator isn’t closing the door all the way?
If the door is closing part of the way, and then reverse to open position (Unlike overhead 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 problem continue, hire a local 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 local overhead door expert in Los Angeles to come and repair it for you. Your overhead door might got disconnected from the operator. Check that the emergency-release cord has not been pulled. If indeed this is the reason why the operator 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 overhead door operator you own. See your owner's manual for more details, or watch a DIY tutorial on how to engage Genie garage operator.
All Los Angeles Garage Doors offer same day service for Genie Operators. Whether you need new Genie operator installment, or service the existing Genie operator, get in touch with one of the team members of All Los Angeles Garage Doors today for same day service in Los Angeles. We repair garage doors and operators from all brands including Genie, Liftmaster, Power Master, and more. We also service commercial overhead doors and gates, so you be sure that we will get all the issues solved today.
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