Genie chain-drive and belt-drive garage door opener error codes

Genie

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Genie chain-drive or belt-drive garage door opener. For repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for garage door openers, major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, vacuum cleaners and more. Search for your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your garage door opener.

Genie chain and belt drive garage door openers flash the red or green LEDs lights next to the Learn button to signal error codes.

Error Code
Condition
DIY advice
Red LED blinks once, pauses and repeats

A remote device transmitter has not been programmed

Check/Repair

Program the remote device following the instructions in your owner's manual.

Possible parts
Green LED blinks once, pauses and repeats

Obstruction between the sensors, door is binding or door travel limit needs programming

Check/Repair

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.

Possible parts
Garage door travel components
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

Check/Repair

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.

Possible parts
Wiring
Green LED blinks 3 times, pauses and repeats

Travel limits are backwards

Check/Repair

Clear and reprogram the travel limits following the instructions in your owner's manual.

Possible parts
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

Check/Repair

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.

Possible parts
Wiring, Wall control
Green LED blinks 5 times, pauses and repeats

Chain/belt is too tight or, control system failure,

Check/Repair

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.

Possible parts
Control board assembly

Symptoms common to all garage door openers

Choose a symptom to see related garage door opener repairs.

Things to do: check garage door travel, tighten brackets and fasteners, test safety sensors, check travel limits and force limits
Main causes: garage door locked, damaged garage door tracks, up-force setting needs adjustment, RPM sensor failure, bad drive motor
Main causes: loose fasteners, broken brackets, need preventive maintenance, worn drive gears, loose or worn belt, loose chain
Main causes: faulty logic control board, bad RPM sensor, broken gears in the drive system, bad drive motor
Main causes: neighbor's remote programmed at the same time as yours, faulty wall control wiring, bad wall control unit
Main causes: garage door opener misaligned, travel limits need adjustment, bad travel limit switches, faulty logic control board
Main causes: safety sensor beams blocked, safety sensors not aligned, downforce setting needs adjustment, damaged garage door tracks
Main causes: radio interference, weak remote batteries, sunlight interference with safety sensor beams, safety sensors need adjustment

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