Genie manufactures garage door opening equipment. Primarily, the equipment consists of two parts---the control and the motor. The control can be wireless and portable, or a wall switch. Wireless, portable Genie remote controls can occasionally be problematic. Problems are usually related to range and programming. The remote controls can't be re-tuned, but they can be re-programmed. As with most remote control devices, exhausted batteries are the most likely cause of any issues, though.
Things You'll Need
- Replacement batteries
Change the batteries if the remote fails to open the door. The battery compartment on a Genie Excelerator is at the opposite end to the automobile visor clip--yours may be slightly different. Push the cover to open it.
Relocate the remote control inside the car if you get less than 25-feet of operating range. The remote control uses radio propagation. Radio propagation is subject to interference and being blocked. Try a different position for the Genie remote control in the car.
Point the remote control at the garage door when you press the remote control's button.
Reposition the antenna wire at the motor. Wiggle it around a bit the same way you would a radio or television wire.
Reprogram the Genie remote control. Press the learn button on the motor and release it. The light will blink twice a second. Within 30 seconds, press the button on the remote that you are having a problem with. The indicator light next to the Learn button will remain lit. Press the remote button again and test.
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