If you are looking to replace an existing garage door opener with something that is lightweight, quiet, and works smoothly, then you may want to consider the Genie 4042-TKH SilentMax DC Belt Garage Door Opener.
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the Genie 4042-TKH SilentMax 1200 3/4+ HPc DC Belt Garage Door Opener, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the garage door opener had to say about their overall experience with it.
Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this garage door opener is something you should consider purchasing for your own home!
The 4042 SilentMax garage door opener features ¾+ HPc DC chain. The DC motor that is used in this model is going to much softer and quieter when the door is being opened or closed. Because the opener is nearly silent, rooms that may be adjacent or above the garage will not hear it while it operates.
This particular garage door opener uses a steel-reinforced chain that is going to maximize the longevity of the unit.
Notable features of the Genie 4042-TKH SilentMax 1200 3/4+ HPc DC Belt Garage Door Opener include:
With this garage opener, it always monitors the operation of the door, and it will be able to prevent and significant changes from occurring. The patented Genie Sense Monitoring diagnostic technology is going to deliver the power necessary for optimal garage movement.
You’ll find that this monitoring and diagnostic technology, you’ll be able to rest a little easier in knowing that your home will be better protected, as it informs you when there are any changes to the door.
The unit also comes with pre-programmed remotes with auto-seek dual frequency technology that makes the installation of the unit much simpler.
The auto-seek dual frequency will automatically search for 315 or 390 MHz frequencies that are produced by the remote.
As far as safety features go, this unit uses a Comprehensive Safe-T Beam System that meets (or even) exceeds all UL, state, federal, and CSA regulations. The unit incorporates an auto-reversing system and diagnostics.
For security, you can rely on Genie Intellicode 2 technology that uses superior encryption and prevents unauthorized people from opening your garage door because it changes the access code each time you use the door.
When we looked at the user reviews, we saw that a lot of customers had great things to say about the Genie 4042-TKH SilentMax 1200 3/4+ HPc DC Belt Garage Door Opener and left 4 or 5-star reviews. Of these reviews, people commented on how quick and easy it was to install the opener.
Customers said that it only took 30 minutes from start to finish and the wiring was “a piece of cake.” People especially like that the unit comes with an outside opener so they don’t have to carry a bunch of keys. Folks have also said that they found that their actual door makes more noise than the opener, which is a welcomed change.
Customers said that it opens quickly and smoothly, although when the door is closing, it sometimes to a sudden stop when it is fully opened.
So what did the remaining customers who left 3-star or below reviews have to say? The most common complaint customers had their unit didn’t last very long—one customer said their unit lasted less than a year before they started having problems.
When they tried contacting Genie’s customer service, the company would not honor their warranty, much to the customer’s dismay. Other customers said they had problems with the remote control and if you wanted to rely on HomeLink, it is nearly impossible and you need to purchase a supporting bridge.
A small handful of customers said the motion sensor was entirely too sensitive and it would turn on for no reason. To remedy this, they had to cover the motion detector with tape.
A garage door opener can be a fantastic addition to any home because you can access your garage without having to get out of your car. With the Genie 4042-TKH SilentMax garage door opener, you never have to worry about noisy door openers that could bother people in rooms above the garage.
This particular model features Safe-T-Beams that will help keep your family and pets safe. If the beams detect motion underneath the door, it will stop closing and retract to the open position.
Not only is this garage door opener safe to use, it can also help protect your family, thanks to the motion sensors that will alert you of any abnormal changes to the door (such as someone tampering with the door from the outside).
As far as garage door openers go, this is an affordable option, priced slightly under $220. With this garage door opener, you’ll receive two 3-button remote controls and a wall mount keypad, as well as wireless keypad. All of these things will allow you to enter and exit the garage effortlessly and silently.
We like this garage door opener because it’s easy to install, lightweight, affordable, and it is quiet. Other garage door openers can be cumbersome and difficult to install. But with this? You can replace your existing garage door opener within the hour, giving you plenty of time for other weekend projects!