Genie garage door openers are one of the more common budget garage door openers on the market. When all goes right, they get the job done, opening and closing the garage door as it should. However, just like any other piece of machinery or electrical equipment, it can malfunction from time to time. The good thing is, Genie garage door openers have red and green lights that can help you diagnose some of the basic issues going on with your garage door opener. This can help you save time and money by not having to call a garage door repair company for a simple fix. Let’s look at Genie garage door opener error codes.
Garage Door Opener Error Codes
Genie chain and belt drive garage door openers flash the red or green LEDs lights next to the Learn button to signal error codes. Here are the error codes and what they mean.
Red LED blinks once, pauses and repeats: Means A remote device transmitter has not been programmed.
What should you do: Program the remote device following the instructions in your owner’s manual.
Green LED blinks once, pauses and repeats: Obstruction between the sensors, door is binding or door travel limit needs programming.
What should you do: Remove any obstruction between the safety reversing sensors. Pull the emergency door release and check the up-and-down travel of the garage door for binding. Repair the garage door if it doesn’t travel smoothly. Program the door travel limits following the instructions in the owner’s manual.
Green LED blinks twice, pauses and repeats: Continuous obstruction between the sensors, sensors are out of alignment, bad wiring connections on the power head, or door travel limit needs programming.
What you should do: Remove any obstruction between the safety reversing sensors. Realign the safety reversing sensors if askew. Unplug the garage door opener and reconnect any loose wires on the power head. Program the door travel limits following the instructions in the owner’s manual.
Green LED blinks 3 times, pauses and repeats: Travel limits are backwards
What you should do: Clear and reprogram the travel limits following the instructions in your owner’s manual.
Green LED blinks 4 times, pauses and repeats: The wall control wires are reversed on the power head or the wall control wires are shorted
What you should do: Reverse the wall control wires on the power head if improperly connected. Unplug the garage door opener and replace the wires for the wall control if damaged. If the wires are okay, replace the wall control.
Green LED blinks 5 times, pauses and repeats: Chain/belt is too tight or control system failure.
What you should do: Adjust the chain/belt tension following the instructions in your owner’s manual. If the chain/belt tension is okay, replace the control board assembly.
Some of these fixes are fairly simple and some are a little more involved. In either case though, if it’s not something you are comfortable working with, then it might be best to call in a garage door opener repair professional. If you are in the Houston area and you own a Genie garage door opener that gives you one of these error codes, Spectrum Overhead Door can repair your Genie garage door opener for you. Call 713-913-1721 to schedule your appointment.