Genie Garage Door Openers



The GCL-MH is designed for high or full-lift sectional and rolling doors that have a limited-duty cycle requirement. Advanced features and robust mechanical design combine to provide a medium-duty operator that is the new standard in the industry.

Standard Features

  • Optical limit system with linear travel nuts.
  • Max run timer automatically adjusts to up and down run time.
  • TensiBelt® primary reduction.
  • Delay on reverse.
  • 16-character LCD display.
  • UL325-2010 approved.
  • 3-button control station.
  • 2-year/20,000-cycle warranty.
  • Programmable mid-stop.
  • Emergency hoist for manual operation. Available right hand only.


GCL-MH Advantages

controller board


  • Motor
    1/2 HP, AC capacitor start/run motor. Motor replaceable without changing limits.
  • Brake
    AC solenoid actuated band brake.
  • Drive
    • Primary - TensiBeltTM auto tensioning poly-V J-belt.
    • Secondary - Chain and sprocket reduction
  • Friction Clutch
    Adjustable clutch to help protect against door and operator damage.
  • Precision Radial Ball Bearings
    Incuded in critical areas throughout the powertrain.
  • Emergency Hoist Manual Operation
    Electrically interlocked manual hoist with floor level disconnect.
  • 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, normally closed safety 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.
  • 315Mhz Receiver Module
    Intellicode® I radio receiver that is 315Mhz and capable of storing 50 single-button and/or 50 open-close-stop transmitters with the ability to add or delete transmitters and identify and store activating transmitter ID(s).
  • 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 OPAKPE.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.