Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 38
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chevybass So good, I went back and purchased another one...
The belt drive so quiet....and once you lube the garage door pivot points and bearings (like you should do annually); it is unbelievable how quiet it is. I do like the ‘soft’ close feature that slows down the speed in the last 6 inches to ease the door close. This should add years of life to the motor and hardware. The closed door confirm remote is awesome, because I do not have to drive back to see if I remembered to close the garage door….don’t laugh I am sure you have done the same thing!!
The down side is……I don’t know how late my kids come home, now that I cannot hear the garage doors open. Seriously, the only minor thing that irritates me is that the light cover does not seem secure enough with the three tabs holding it in place rather than screws in my older models.
You will be pleased with this opener...enjoy!!
March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doityourselfer77 Genie MAX - TIPS
This Genie product is a real bang for the buck. Lots of extras, such as two remotes, closed door confirm function on the remote and outside keypad for entering into your garage when you don't have access to your car remote. If this garage door opener was purchased to replace an already existing unit, you will need a few hours to complete the job. I highly suggest that you have a second person around especially when hanging the unit from your garage ceiling. The supplied rail system is 10 feet long, which is a good thing as it will easily handle your 7 foot garage door as well as larger garage door heights. Almost certain is the fact that you will have to use your new electric eyes that were supplied with this unit. I tried to use my old electric eyes that I had on my already existing SEARS garage door opener but the Genie opener would not recognize them. The Genie GDO would not open the door unless I installed the GENIE sensors. The old wiring was fine and I did not have to replace it. First glitch that I encountered, was that one of the remotes was not programmable. Annoying and I had to call customer service at Genie to have them troubleshoot. The troubleshooting process was fast and efficient, but I would have been much happier if the instruction manual would have had the programming answer. The outside keypad should be made of some better material than plastic. The two mounting screws coupled with the plastic case just don't cut it. Flimsy, and it seems that if one puts a little pressure on the control unit they can rip it off the wall. The Genie opener is SUPER QUIET, and you will notice the "quietness" the first time that you use the unit. The programming of the door travel is very easy. You will basically hit the program button and then press and hold the up button and when the door has opened to yield enough clearance "let go of the button" . The same procedure for the setting of the closing of the door. No more annoying screws on the unit to turn in one direction of another direction. Thank goodness. All electronic programming. Well worth the extra money for this unit. This product is a winner.
February 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kens Just an excellent performer. Quiet, well built and strong.
This is the best garage door opener I have ever installed. Easy up, and easy to use. Raises the double door easily and is very quiet. The added features, like the lock button on the wall control is great when going away for a few days. I would recommend this to anyone.
May 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GlenCo Seems to work fine
Bought one of these March 2013. Installation was simple. Adjustments after install were a breeze. Replaced a 15 year old Chamberlain belt drive unit that quit working (circuit board ). Very quiet and reliable. I had one very minor issue (see below). I press the button the door goes up (or down) as it should. The "lock out" works as it should, the "lights on" button makes the lights go on (or off). The two included remote fobs work fine.
In particular I like the soft start - soft stop it provides. The old Chamberlain, while quiet in operation, would cause the door to jump on take off and nearly slam when the end of the run was reached, causing the door to shudder and "complain". I think this Genie takes 2 or 3 seconds longer to open or close (due to the "soft" program), but I can live with that.
My "minor issue" is one thing that was a little different than I was used to, and that involves the keyless entry control. If I just punch in the code and hit the up button, it only works about 1/2 of the time. My "work around" --- I press any button, this "?wakes up?" the unit, then punch in the code and press the enter button. It's worked every time since changing my habits slightly. I guess this is a fault, but it is so minor I won't reduce my rating.
March 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by henBry Oh wow.... It's really quiet.
The opener can be a bit of a challenge putting it up by yourself, but I got it done right the first time.
It is amazingly quiet. Since my wife drives a Prius and now the new opener, she caught me playing video games instead of doing the laundry. (That's why I'm not greasing the hinges on the door.)
Also, when I start work really early in the morning. The old opener made too much noise and wakes up the baby (I was forced to park outside). Now it's quiet enough for him to stay asleep.
The closed confirm system doesn't work out for me. I drive away to fast and then I'm around the corner before the garage door closes. I have kids so I refuse to adjust the speed.
-So far. It works great for me.
April 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Genie Silent Max 1000
Great item and very quiet. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 stars is trying to figure how the closed confirm remote work and another device that looks like a USB.
April 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by laverniamiker NOT RECOMMENDED
The purchase and installation went very well (November 14, 2014). Now the unit will not shut the door and it is a programming problem. I have checked and re-checked the installation, directions, and the machine will not work. Now, after 4-months will Home Depot take it back as a return? I am done messing with this product!
April 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve So far, so good!
It has only been a few weeks since I installed it, but so far I would highly recommend the Genie SilentMax 1000. Installation instructions and online videos were extremely helpful and easy to follow.
January 27, 2015