Genie Garage Door Emergency Release Latch

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Old 07-07-20, 02:05 PM
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Genie Garage Door Emergency Release Latch

We have a Genie 1024 opener. The emergency latch does not release when I pull the cord in the door closed position. The unit is about six years old, but I think it has been that way for a while. I was able to get it to release with the door open by climbing up and jiggling it, but as I recall, my old garage door gave a pretty sure click when you disengaged it to open the garage door manually. Once it disengaged once, I had a hard time getting it to engage again - had to hold the release in the closed position while triggering the door to go up.

Greased it and tried again to release with the door down, and the rope just broke.

Any ideas as to how to fix?

Joe
 
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Old 07-07-20, 02:07 PM
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Is the opener over driving the door in the closed position? Holding it closed with too much force causing the latch to bind?
 
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Old 07-07-20, 06:02 PM
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Pilot Dane,

Funny you should mention that, because it seems to me that it closing a bit tight. How do I fix that?
 
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Old 07-07-20, 08:36 PM
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See section 6 - "door limits" on page 20 of the manual. (close travel limit)
You can manually step the door up a few notches.
Genie 1024 manual (pdf)
 
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Will check the manual, thanks!
 
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Old 07-08-20, 04:20 PM
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Adjusting the travel limit did the trick, thanks!
 
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Old 07-08-20, 05:04 PM
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Good job. Thanks for letting us know how you made out.
 
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Old 07-09-20, 04:50 AM
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On a side note: I remove any handle/knob from the end of the pull cord. With a handle on the end it is very easy to use a coat hanger to break into a garage. A coat hanger can be shoved inside at the top of the garage door and hook the pull cord to release the door. With the handle removed there is nothing for the coat hanger's hook to catch on and makes it much more difficult.
 
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