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Old 03-09-23, 09:25 PM
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it had a learn button & was newer than '98. Genie just sucks. You can hack it to open it easier than you can setup a remote.
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Quick update: Still can't pair the Doormate with my Genie 3024. Just to make sure the unit works, I tried pairing it with my son's Chamberlain opener and it paired immediately

I have both an email and a voice message in at the company and have yet to hear a word. Crickets...

Edit: See update below
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Quick update: Still can't pair the Doormate with my Genie 3024. Just to make sure the unit works, I tried pairing it with my son's Chamberlain opener and it paired immediately.
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Time for a new garage door opener?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Quick update: Still can't pair the Doormate with my Genie 3024. Just to make sure the unit works, I tried pairing it with my son's Chamberlain opener and it paired immediately

I have both an email and a voice message in at the company and have yet to hear a word. Crickets...
Don't be surprised at the feedback they come back with. I'd consider pricing out a modern garage door opener unit. It will likely save you future frustration if you plan on staying where you're at for 2+ years..
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Quick Update: The owner called and said they found out that some Genie openers wouldn't pair and he was very apologetic. The good news is that despite absolutely no cooperation from Genie, they did manage to hack the code and have just come out with a remote that has been tested specifically with my opener. The updated version is on the way and don't bother to send the other one back.

Shipping and tracking info just came through.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Quick Update: The owner called and said they found out that some Genie openers wouldn't pair and he was very apologetic. The good news is that despite absolutely no cooperation from Genie, they did manage to hack the code and have just come out with a remote that has been tested specifically with my opener. The updated version is on the way and don't bother to send the other one back.

Shipping and tracking info just came through.
that is interesting. post back when you get the beta unit.
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that is interesting. post back when you get the beta unit.
Will do.

The guy was telling me that they didnít until last December that my series didnít work. Genie doesnít want to help anybody so they bought a unit like mine and rebuilt the remote until they could make it work.
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Got my replacement remote today and the sucker paired immediately.
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Genie is awful, they just laughed at me when there was a problem with my opener and I suggested it should be covered under the lifetime warranty. I ended up with a Chamberlain. They would probably laugh at me about warranty too, but I knew it was supposed to be put in by a dealer when I bought it off of amazon.
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Genie is awful, they just laughed at me when there was a problem with my opener and I suggested it should be covered under the lifetime warranty. I ended up with a Chamberlain. They would probably laugh at me about warranty too, but I knew it was supposed to be put in by a dealer when I bought it off of amazon.
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No, but the genie service rep will laugh at you every time you call. If you're into that.
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Got my replacement remote today and the sucker paired immediately.
Looks like 12 Speed Products is much better at addressing customer issues than Genie, eh?
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No, but the genie service rep will laugh at you every time you call. If you're into that.
that sure seems like an odd kink.
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Looks like 12 Speed Products is much better at addressing customer issues than Genie, eh?
Yes. The owner called me twice and was on the phone chit-chatting about other things just for the heck of it. Nice guy.
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Final update: First ride out and when I nearing home, I started pushing the opener button and the door opened 250+ feet out at least. Better than my car!
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Got me thinkingÖ

I had seen this thing and thought it was an interesting idea. But I ride 3 bikes regularly and then it got kind of crazy - 3 of these things plus three handlebar tapings etc.. The way my garage roof is set up, early and late in the season, I can wind up having to try and get across slippery ice in bike cleats to open the garage door. So a solution like this was pretty interesting to me.

Anyhow, went out and bought a compatible keychain garage door opener at Home Depot that works really well and I only need one. Thing thing is pretty tiny too.
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I had seen this thing and thought it was an interesting idea. But I ride 3 bikes regularly and then it got kind of crazy - 3 of these things plus three handlebar tapings etc.. The way my garage roof is set up, early and late in the season, I can wind up having to try and get across slippery ice in bike cleats to open the garage door. So a solution like this was pretty interesting to me.

Anyhow, went out and bought a compatible keychain garage door opener at Home Depot that works really well and I only need one. Thing thing is pretty tiny too.
Yes, owning multiple bikes means multiple remotes. I installed the first one on my main ride and will be buying a second for my backup bike. My other bikes will not be getting a remote.
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Final update: First ride out and when I nearing home, I started pushing the opener button and the door opened 250+ feet out at least. Better than my car!
Looks like you got it good. Your bicycle is better than your car, and your handlebar-mounted garage door remote is better than one for your car, too!

I'm contemplating ordering one. My only concern is that if my bike were stolen and the thief somehow figured out where I live, then they'd have instant access to my home.
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I'm contemplating ordering one. My only concern is that if my bike were stolen and the thief somehow figured out where I live, then they'd have instant access to my home.
Thanks for putting that thought in my head.

Seriously, hadnít thought of that.
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Looks like you got it good. Your bicycle is better than your car, and your handlebar-mounted garage door remote is better than one for your car, too!

I'm contemplating ordering one. My only concern is that if my bike were stolen and the thief somehow figured out where I live, then they'd have instant access to my home.
If you realize your bike has been stolen, just delete all the remotes from your opener and then re-learn the ones you have. The one on the bike will no longer work. HINT: if you have a car with Homelink, do the same thing when you trade it in!
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If you realize your bike has been stolen, just delete all the remotes from your opener and then re-learn the ones you have. The one on the bike will no longer work. HINT: if you have a car with Homelink, do the same thing when you trade it in!
Good advice. It means I need to learn how to unlink remotes from my garage door opener. (That's a good thing to know, anyway.) Speaking of HomeLink, I do own a car that has HomeLink. I just never realized you can sync it with a garage door opener!
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Man that is awesome I want one of these!
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