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Every time we are using the automatic garage automatic-operator, and it doesn’t matter if it is a “Genie” garage automatic-operator or Chamberlin automatic-operator, we taking it for granted that we can control the door from distance using the remote clicker or the key-less entry pad, and in our day even from a smartphone. Now when if you search online for garage door automatic-operators vendors in New York NY, you will find that there are many vendors who offer “the best garage automatic-operator in New York”, and who promise that the automatic-operator they offer is the strongest and the most reliable one. Different garage doors vendors have different opinions, and while a garage door vendor in DC will tell you that he believe that the garage home automatic-operator made by “Genie” is the best garage automatic-operator, another garage door vendor in New York will tell you that he believe that it is actually the garage automatic-operators made by “Powermaster” is the best garage automatic-operator for homes near New York.
This article isn’t about which garage automatic-operator is the best near New York. This article is about the “Genie” garage door automatic-operator, the advantages, how reliable it is, and the ways to install and troubleshoot a garage automatic-operator manufactured by “Genie”. Matalonco Garage Doors wrote another article about “Lift-Master” automatic-operators that you can check out in case you would like to compare between the 2 different brands.

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Where can I buy “Genie” Garage Automatic-operator in New York?

There are many different places where you can purchase a garage door automatic-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 automatic-operator by ““fix-it-yourself”” (FIY), you can purchase the right automatic-operator from any of them. But if you are planning to hire a local garage door installer near New York, you might want to consider purchasing the automatic-operator straight from the vendor.
In case you are wondering why it is better to purchase “Genie” garage automatic-operator from the same company that will install the “Genie” automatic-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 automatic-operator since he is the one who supplied and install the automatic-operator.


Which “Genie” Automatic-operator to install?

There are few types of “Genie” garage automatic-operators: The Belt drive, the chain drive and the screw drive. And the automatic-operator you will choose to install depend on few things such as: Who will do the new set-up? And how much the noise level of the automatic-operator matter to you. For example: If you are looking to install the new “Genie” automatic-operator by yourself (FIY), you might want to purchase the screw drive “Genie” automatic-operator, which is considered relatively easy to install. If you are planning to hire a local garage doors expert in New York NY for the new set-up, the chain or the belt drive automatic-operators made by “Genie” will be a great option. And if you are wondering which “Genie” garage automatic-operator is the best for you, you can check out this article about garage automatic-operators types that explain the differences between the types of automatic-operators that can be found near New York.
In general, we will tell you that the belt drive automatic-operator made by “Genie” is considered silent and reliable, and although might cost little more, it definitely worth the investment since their life cycle for residential garage doors in New York can go above twenty years when well maintained and properly used.

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“Genie” garage automatic-operator new set-up New York

There are couple ways to get a new “Genie” garage automatic-operator installed: You can either do it yourself (Or hire the local handyman to install the “Genie” automatic-operator for you, or to hire a local garage doors company in New York NY to do the new set-up for you. And since a new automatic-operator installment shouldn’t be done more than once every 10 years or more (When installing a high quality garage automatic-operator such as “Genie” automatic-operator), Matalonco Garage Doors highly recommend hiring a qualified garage doors installer who can supply and match the right automatic-operator for you garage door, and who has the tools as well as the knowledge and experience to perform a professional new set-up. If you would like to install the “Genie” garage automatic-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 automatic-operator by do it yourself.
All “Genie” garage automatic-operators comes with user manual. Follow the instructions in order to get the best of your “Genie” automatic-operator, and do not ignore the safety guidelines. And under no circumstances: Do not install the electric automatic-operator without a safety component. “Genie” or “Lift-Master”, every automated garage door in the US must include a safety reverse feature.

Components for “Genie” Garage automatic-operator

The conventional kit of “Genie” Garage doors automatic-operators include few components that come with the motor. Here is a list of components and their use:
Wireless Key-less entry pad: 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 new set-up of new “Genie” garage automatic-operator. If you are not sure what the key-less entry pad is, look at one of the garages in your neighborhood in New York and you will see in most of them a key-less entry pad mounted to the wall at the entrance to the garage.
Remote clicker: 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-button: 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” automatic-operator behave (In some models), and to troubleshoot the door in case something went wrong.

Safety reverse feature: This is the time to tell you that every garage automatic-operator should include a safety reverse 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 new set-up! Whether it is a garage door automatic-operator near New York, or garage door automatic-operator new set-up near 444, a safety reverse feature should be installed at the time of the new set-up. And not only to be installed, the safety reverse feature should be installed properly according to the safety guidelines.
You might wonder why you must include a safety reverse feature for every automated garage door near New York, and we have 2 answers to that:

  1. Since it is a federal law that require every motor-operated garage door to include a safety reversing feature..
  2. 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.

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 Why the safety sensor light is blinking?

“Genie” safety reverse feature troubleshooting: As we explained earlier, every automated garage door, whether it is equipped with “Genie” automatic-operator or not must include a safety reverse feature. A flashing “Safe T Beam LED” indicator means a malfunction has occurred and it need to be addressed in order for the automatic-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 garage door contractor in New York NY who will come and fix the issue for you.

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Why the automatic-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 garage 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 malfunction continue, hire a local expert to fix the issue.

Why “Genie” automatic-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 garage door expert in New York to come and repair it for you. Your garage door might got disconnected from the automatic-operator. Check that the emergency-release cord has not been pulled. If indeed this is the reason why the automatic-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 garage door automatic-operator you own. See your owner's manual for more details, or watch a FIY tutorial on how to engage “Genie” garage automatic-operator.

Matalonco Garage Doors offer same day service for “Genie” Automatic-operators. Whether you need new “Genie” automatic-operator new set-up, or service the existing “Genie” automatic-operator, get in touch with us today for same day service near New York. We specialize in servicing all types of overhead doors and rolling gate repair near New York. From Genie garage operator installation, to Liftmaster garage door opener troubleshooting, we are here for you. For same day service near New York, call us today.



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