Genie Door Opener Installation


Old 02-10-02, 08:13 AM
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Genie Door Opener Installation

I just replaced my Liftmaster with a Genie after the very old Liftmaster died. I installed the header bracket in the same location as the Liftmaster's and used the brackets that were already there to hold the opener.

My question: The old opener was installed about 20 inches off center. Will this impact anything?

The garage door is aluminum and didn't have a vertical center beam, so I assume that is why the header bracket was off center.
The old motor was 1/3 hp and the new one is 1/2 hp so I can't see why it would be impacted and the opener works fine.

Do you foresee any long term problems as a result of being off center?

Thank you.

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Old 02-10-02, 12:24 PM
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Hmmm....the reason they are mounted in the center, I think, is to keep the door from opening "****-eyed" and binding in the track....but if you've had one on there for a long time and it didn't do it, there goes that theory .....guess go with what works !
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You can do as you like, but I would follow the directions to a T that came with my opener. If you don't, and your opener malufunctions, your warranty is null. What worked with your old opener, may not work with your new opener.
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I've seen a few wide doors with off center tracks and have not heard of a problem...
two suggestions:
1. Call the 800 number in the brochure and ask a Genie Tech
2. Attach a horizontal 1*4 or 1/4 steel bar across the span to mount the bracket in the center of..............

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