Genie Garage Doors Opener

Posted 4/30/2013

Submitted by: Jim Kesel

If you own a home with a garage door more than likely you will also have some kind of automatic garage door opener. If your contractor installed the door opener when your home was built in most cases it was the cheapest model available. Using garage doors pricing to select a garage door opener is usually not a good idea. Frequently these automatic garage door openers begin to fail within a few short years. Not having a quality garage door opener installed in your garage will not only lead to an inconvenient failure but also could put your home and family at risk.

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Easy Garage Door Opener Repair

Posted 4/30/2013

Submitted by: Angel GarageDoors

Your garage door is one of the most integral parts of your entire property, but it is also the most overlooked part of the house. Whenever there are repair and maintenance going through your home, it is necessary that you include inspection of your garage door. One of the common problems that homeowners face with their door is jammed or sticking door. It is hard if your garage door cannot be opened or closed or its stays open. If you notice that there is something wrong with your garage door or you are experiencing a hard time sing it, then there is something wrong and you need to find out what it is. This calls for garage door opener repair. It can be a huge problem if you do not have enough money for costly repair. If this is what stopping you from repairing your garage door, then you can do it yourself.

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Your Garage Door – What to Look For

Posted 4/26/2013

Submitted by: William F. Gabriel

Lots of people own cars, and more often than not, those same people own garages in their homes too. It only makes sense, after all, leaving your vehicle out under the elements is a sure way to devaluing it quickly. Leading in and out of the garage is of course, the garage door.

As the single largest mobile part of the average home, the garage door is certainly worth contemplating. Over the years people have constantly sought to improve various criteria for it, always seeking to make it better. So what should you look for when looking at garage doors, whether evaluating current ones or planning to buy new ones?

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Garage Door Openers - Gain Easy Access To Your Garage

Posted 4/26/2013

Submitted by: Stefan Rockhaus

A garage door opener is a mechanical tool, which is used to open and close doors with a remote. The concept of a garage door system arrived during the Second World War. During that time, such types of systems were used in exploding bombs.

Initially, garage door opener technology was made up of a simple remote and a receiver to supervise the opener instruments. The function of a door opener would depend on the transmitter's frequency. With the correct receiving of signals, it opened and closed the door automatically. Wireless garage door openers were another form of earlier door opener technology that had to deal with shared frequency problems.

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Garage Door Springs

Posted 2/14/2013

Broken torsion springAny garage door needs some kind of counter balance system to operate smoothly and easy to open. In the early days they used counter weights on a rope pulley system, but heavy weight took up space and more dangerous moving mass.  Most counter balance system today is torsion springs up above the door on a spring bar with cable drums at the end with lift cables attach to the bottom roller bracket to help lift the door or extension springs most used on one-piece doors mounted on the side to the hardware.

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What to do when the garage door will not close.

Posted 1/22/2013

New style LiftMaster safety sensorThe single one problem I see most and we all have had at some point, no matter what brand of garage door opener you have.

Problems with the safety sensor, photo eyes, The Protector System, Safe-T-Beam and other names. So before you call the repair company check the safety sensor is aligned correctly and nothing blocking the sensor. The opener will not move in the down direction if the safety sensor is not installed.

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Chain drives Garage Door Openers quick review.

Posted 12/22/2012

Chain drive openers 1/3hp and 1/2hp from LiftMaster, Chamberlain and Craftsman manufactured from to present are very alike. Each has their own design and models, but when striped down to the frame it’s all the same motor, gear and sprocket. Most of the logic boards are interchangeable when you take the board itself without the end panel and the same with the remotes. From 1993 to present there are 3 different code systems and most you cannot mix and match.

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How to program your remote for the garage door opener.

Posted 12/11/2012

Where is my garage door remote? Lost, stolen or the ex has it? You just moved into a new place of your own or rental with a garage door, but they did not give you any remotes. A remote is the same for your garage door as the key to your front door. What do we do when the kids lose the key at school? We rekeying the whole house. You need to do the same when you are unsure of where your remote are. In most cases you don’t need to call the service company.  

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Lost manual for garage door opener? Garage door opener manual links.

Posted 11/29/2012

I have lost or misplaced my manual for the garage door opener. Where do I get a copy for my opener? If you have lost your garage door opener manual, the first place to look is the manufactures website.

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What is a disconnect cord on a garage door opener?

Posted 11/29/2012

The disconnect cord also known as emergency release cord hanging from the trolley assembly on the opener rail, if not it had been removed. Are there so in case of an emergency, as power outage or opener failure, you can pull it to disconnect the opener and open the door by hand. If you have a broken spring, this will not help you. The springs are part of the counter balancing system on your garage door, no spring, no door.

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