Garage door openers usually stand the test of time. These nifty devices will operate for years or decades, especially when used correctly. However, there will be times when the garage door opener will encounter problems especially when it’s had its own share of wear and tear.
There will be times when the garage door will fail and not operate. One of the common causes of this problem is bad circuit boards.
The logic board is the brain of the garage door opener. This is also called a circuit board.It has the radio frequency receiver for the garage door opener remote and the other components.
A bad circuit board happens when the garage door remote does not work or when the garage door opener does not operate properly. When this happens, check your remote and the other garage door opener parts to see if there are wear and tear. If this is not the case, then you might need to replace your circuit board. This is a more affordable alternative compared to purchasing a new unit.
Genie was founded in 1923 as the Alliance Manufacturing Company. To this day, the company maintains its roots and provides homeowners with original replacement parts that you need to fix your garage door opener.
It was in 1954 that the company first created its own garage door opener named Genie. This was the first mass-produced residential garage door opener. In 1994, Overhead Door Corporation purchased Genie. At that time Genie was already a symbol of reliability and quality.
Today, Genie creates garage door opener systems and accessories. Their openers have advanced features and security to suit the modern homeowner’s needs.
Through the years, Genie has been manufacturing under different brands such as Alliance, Python, Lift-a-Door, Norelco, Intellicode, Overhead Door, BlueMax, Exclerator, Hercules, and Code-Dodger. Most of the Genie circuit boards have also had different model numbers through the years. Because of this, it might be a challenge to find the right logic board.
How to Find your Genie Logic Board
When looking for a Genie logic or circuit board, make sure that you check your garage door opener first. Look into the logic board of your opener and find that white sticker that has the part number of your current board.
Make sure that you have the original board number and the service number in order to find the replacement Genie board for your garage door opener.
You can ask the retailer or shop for a compatibility chart when you’re unsure of the specific logic board that matches your garage door opener.
How to Replace your Genie Logic Board
Once you’ve had the right logic board, you might need to start installing it and replacing your old one. This can be done in 20 to 30 minutes by yourself without calling a professional installer.
• Unplug and open your motor.Make sure that you unplug the garage door opener first before you start. Then, take down your garage door opener by pulling the emergency cord and closing your garage door. Reach the garage door opener motor and remove the cover, LED light, and back panel cover. This gives you access to the circuit board.
• Disconnect wires and remove the board. Look inside the housing and find the wires that are connected to the circuit board. Disconnect the wires with your screwdriver and just let them dangle. Loosen the screws that are holding the board in place and remove the circuit board.
• Install the new circuit board and replace the pieces. Install the new circuit board in place and secure it with the screws. Reinstall the wires and lock them in place. Replace the rest of the pieces of the garage door opener and plug in your unit for testing.