Finding a replacement Genie garage door opener remote is not terribly difficult. Genie has been around for decades and there are many replacement options, depending on the model of your garage door opener.
Genie Garage Door Opener Remote – Considerations
Here are a few things to consider when deciding on a replacement Genie garage door remote:
- What model is your Genie garage door opener and when was it manufactured? Genie’s current garage door remotes are compatible with “Intellicode” openers, which were manufactured starting in the mid-1990s. You can still buy replacement remotes for older, non-Intellicode models, but you want to be certain what you buy will work with your opener.
- What kind of remote do you want or need? There are models with 1, 2 and 3 buttons, keychain remotes, wireless, keyless remote entry keypads, etc.
- If you can’t find the Genie remote you want, you might consider a Clicker garage door opener remote. Clicker is made by Chamberlain and is compatible with most garage door opener models.
Here are a few options:
1 Button Garage Door Remote
Genie GICT390-1BL 1 Button Garage Door Remote with Intellicode
This pocket-sized 1 button Genie garage door opener remote is compatible with most Genie Intellicode openers. Although Genie started making Intellicode openers in 1996, the manufacturer states that the GICT390-1BL is compatible with Genie garage door openers manufactured in 1997 and later.
Look at your opener’s power head to find the manufacturer date.
NOTE: When you look at the picture, you may wonder what the four little tabs are at the corners of the remote. This “deluxe” model actually has a removable cover that can be moved from the back to the front of the remote to keep you from pushing the button if it is in your pocket.
|Genie GIT-1BL 1 Button Garage Door Remote|
Genie GIT-1BL 1 Button Garage Door Remote
This 1 button Genie garage door opener remote is compatible with Genie Intellicode openers manufactured after 1995. With only 1 button, there isn’t much to go wrong.
Programming only takes a few minutes (including reading the instructions).
This model uses a A23 Lithium 12 Volt battery. These short, stubby batteries are generally available in larger grocery and hardware stores and can be ordered online.
|Genie GIT-3 1 Button Garage Door Remote|
Genie Intellicode GIT-3 (G2T-3) Garage Door Remote
If your Genie garage door opener was manufactured in 1996 or later, this 3 button remote will likely work. Designed to work with all 390 MHZ Frequency Intellicode models, the GIT-3 has 3 buttons and will control 3 separate Genie Intellicode garage door openers.
The GIT-3 has a visor clip and uses A23 Lithium 12 Volt battery.
NOTE: A23 batteries are readily available at grocery and hardware stores, but they can be a bit pricey. You may save some money by buying them online.
|Genie GT-912 1 Button Garage Door Remote|
Genie GT912-1BL 1 Button Garage Door Remote
(1980-1995) Works with 9 or 12 Switch Models
If your Genie garage door opener was manufactured before 1996, this 1 button model is likely the right remote for you. Genie models manufactured between 1980 and 1995 used DIP switches to manual set the security code. DIP switches are small switches on the garage door opener power head and on the remote control unit that are set to the same configuration so they will “talk” to each other.
After 1995, Genie created the Intellicode system that automatically changes the remote code after every use. This is generally known as a rolling code remote. Genie garage door opener remotes with rolling codes and those controlled by DIP switches are not compatible with each other.
Per the manufacturer, this model is compatible with all 390 MHZ Genie Openers, except Intellicode models (WILL NOT work with Intellicode models). The GT912-1BL is supposed to be compatible with the following Genie garage door opener models: AT85, AT85P, AT90, CT90, LD12, AT95, AT285, AT290, MAT85, MAT90, GT912.
|Clicker Universal Garage Door Opener – KLIK1U Remote Control|
Clicker Universal Garage Door Opener – KLIK1U
The two-button Clicker universal garage door opener works with most major garage door opener models and is easy to program. The KLIK1U has two buttons that operate independent of each other, allowing it to be used with more than one garage door opener at the same time. If you have lost or damaged one of your garage door remotes, the Clicker garage remote can fill the bill.
Clicker Garage Door Opener – KLIK1U Features
- 2 Independent Buttons – Can be used on multiple garage door openers or gates. Can even be used with openers made by different manufacturers with different transmission frequencies.
- Quick Programming – Use the Smart/Learn button if your garage door opener has that feature, or match the DIP switches on the Clicker remote control with the ones on the garage door opener power head.
- Makes adding a second remote easy
- Works with most major brands of garage door openers
- Great as an additional remote for new drivers in your household, house guests or contractors
- Comes with a battery for immediate use
- 1 Year Limited Warranty
Clicker Garage Door Opener – KLIK1U Programming
The KLIK1U is easy to program with one of two methods, depending on who manufactured your garage door opener power head. Programming is accomplished using the “Smart/Learn” button and DIP switch settings on the remote control and garage door opener power head.
See the Clicker garage door opener manual for specifics. You can even find a video at www.chamberlain-DIY.com with programming instructions.
Garage Door Safety Note: If your garage door opener was manufactured before 1993, it probably does not have garage door sensors or other modern safety features. Replacing your remote with a name brand model or choosing from among several universal remotes for garage doors is fine if your garage door opener is still serviceable and safe.
Without modern safety features like auto reverse, safety sensors, manual door release, etc., a small child, pet, or your car may be unnecessarily damaged, or worse. Buying a new Genie garage door opener remote may solve your problem in the short term, but it is strongly advisable to upgrade your garage door opener for safety’s sake.
There are at least 6 good reasons to consider a garage door opener replacement.