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A Genie Intellicode remote uses a rolling code technology that generates new code during every garage door system activation. This provides high levels of security as conventional openers use fixed codes that can be cracked.
The sensors need frequent maintenance because if they stop facing one another, they won't be able to detect the presence of a person or pet under the closing door. They usually have one green and one red light, which are the usual indicators of whether they work or not. Try to adjust them and check the wires, which connect them with the opener. If everything seems fine, garage door sensor replacement will be required.
Generally torsion springs will commonly have a life expectancy of approximately 10,000 cycles. Each cycle is one opening and closing of the door. These springs experience a great force and tension each time the door is opened or closed. Over time the steel can become fatigued which can cause it to crack or break. There is usually no visible indication of a torsion spring becoming worn but you will hear a loud bang or noise if it breaks.
The garage doors today usually operate with torsion or extension springs. Torsion springs are usually situated above the top of the door and mounted on the header rail. These are wound springs which do not contract when the door is in motion. Extension springs are fitted to both sides of the door. They stretch laterally on the horizontal track when the door has been closed. Generally torsion springs will provide a better balance of door weight for a safer and smoother operation.