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Today, arriving home after dark, I was met with the welcoming lights from my newly installed smart garage door opener! Needless to say, since the lights in my old garage door opener have not been working in years, it was nice (and safer) not to have to stumble my way through a dark garage.
Back in 2001, Steph and I installed an opener. The install took a good three days, as we hit problem after problem. We were a little hesitant about tackling the install on the new Genie opener, considering our history.
But after getting started, we couldn't have been more pleased with the ease of installation! The online video and written instructions walked us seamlessly through the installation process. What problems we did encounter, were easily solved.
Genie has made the installation of garage door openers a very DIY friendly process. As long as you have the right tools, a bit of patience, a clear understanding of the process, and a buddy to help- this is a project is for you!
Genie has very good installation videos and written materials, so we will NOT attempt a step by step tutorial. We are sharing our experience. One of the best features of the installation was the color coding of the small parts! It was very easy to find the parts needed for each step by just looking for the correct color bag.
This was probably the hardest part of the install because the working space was so tight. Those little screws proved to be a little stubborn. We were able to fully tighten them with a small ratcheting socket from a Husky Mechanics Tool Set. The right tools make all the difference in the success of a project! Make sure, if you attempt a project like this, that you have the proper sized sockets and wrenches.
When the garage is controlled via the app, the light will flash and there will be an audible sound. This is a safety feature to alert anyone who may be in the vicinity that the door is about to open or close. Steph actually remotely opened the door from her house to test it out! It works, and bonus I get an alert on my phone when the door is opened or closed.
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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