Genie Garage Door Openers



The GCL-J is designed for high or full-lift sectional and rolling doors that have a 30-cycle or less duty requirement. Advanced features and robust mechanical design combine to provide a standard-duty operator that sets a new standard for productivity.

Standard Features

  • EZ Limit® electro-mechanical limits.
  • MultiVolt® voltage simplification.
  • Max run timer automatically adjusts to up and down run time.
  • TensiBelt® primary reduction.
  • Delay on reverse.
  • 16-character LCD display.
  • UL325-2010 approved.
  • Advanced radio receiver displays and stores activation by transmitter ID number on the LCD screen.
  • 3-button control station.
  • 2-year/20,000-cycle warranty.
  • Programmable mid-stop.
  • Pull cord release for emergency manual operation.


GCL-J Advantages

controller board


  • Motor
    AC continuous-duty motor. Motor replaceable without changing limits. Thermally protected.
  • Drive
    • Primary - TensiBelt® auto tensioning poly-V J-belt.
    • Secondary - Chain and sprocket reduction
  • Brake
    24V DC disc brake standard on 3/4 and 1 HP models; option on 1 D2 HP models.
  • Friction Clutch
    Adjustable clutch to help protect against door and operator damage.
  • Precision Radial Ball Bearings
    Incuded in critical areas throughout the powertrain.
  • Emergency Manual Operation
    Pull cord disconnect disengages drive allowing door to be moved manually while maintaining limits.
  • Pre-wired to accept:
    • Monitored entrapment device such as photo eyes.
    • Single or 3-button control stations.
    • External interlock switches.

Accessories and Options

  • Timer to Close Module
    Timed close set via the LCD display from 2 seconds up to 5 minutes. Includes pre-close warning contacts, timer hold input, auxiliary open input, N-C input, and monitored edge input.
  • Auxiliary Output Module
    Provides relay contacts at the open, close, and mid-stop limits. Contacts for 5-minute lamp, and "ADA" contacts set via LCD display to warn during opening, closing or both.
  • Intellicode® Transmitters
    Available in single up to four button, or open/close/stop models.
  • Environmental Modifications
    Totally enclosed non-ventilated, or fan-cooled motors available - Must be ordered from the factory. NEMA 4 or NEMA 4X environmental modifications - Must be ordered from the factory.
  • UL325-2010 Approved Reversing Devices
    The installation of a monitored external entrapment device is required for momentary contact close operation on all commercial door operators. Only the following devices, when purchased through Genie, are UL-approved for use to meet this requirement:
    • Safe-T-Beam® Photoeye Kit with adjustable bracket P/N 38176R.S1
    • Impact-protected Commercial Photoeye Kit P/N OPAKPE2.S
    • MillerEdge ME/MT/CPT (DC or T3) 2-wire edge sensor. Must be used with TCM (OPABTCGX.S) or Interface Module (OPAKMEIGX.S).
    • NEMA 4 Photoeyes P/N OPAKPEN4GX.S

1 — Default device when operator is ordered.