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Liftmaster 8550w wi-fi serial numbers not recognized by MyQ servers 02/2016

Submitted by gdcorp on Sat, 02/06/2016 - 19:21

Garage Door Corporation has now had several Liftmaster model 8550w Myq belt drive with battery backup and wi-fi which are not recognized by the Liftmaster MyQ servers. The problem is that when a customer tries to setup MyQ for smart phone access (Android, IPhone, browser) one of the first steps after creating the online account is to enter your MyQ serial number. The Liftmaster server reports that it does not recognize the serial number entered. After checking with Liftmaster support in Tucson, AZ it was determined that this is a known problem which they are trying to resolve.

Linear LLC changes name to Nortek Security & Control, LLC

Submitted by gdcorp on Mon, 12/29/2014 - 06:58
Garage Door Corporation has learned that long time industry leader Linear, LLC, (www.liearcorp.com) which makes garage door openers and remote controls, has changed its name to Nortek Security & Control, LLC effective 12/15/2014. The current email for your contacts will be active for the foreseeable future.

Amarr temporarily stops production of Olympus 500 & Designers Choice 500

Submitted by gdcorp on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:20

Garage Door Corporation, an Amarr authorized garage door dealer,  has just received a memo from Amarr that due to production issues the Olympus 500 and Designers Choice 500 garage doors have ceased production until 07/21/2014. Any customers ordering these doors will not be able to do this until after production resumes. Amarr also announced that the Classica 3000 series garage door will continue to have an extended lead time of 12 days in plant plus delivery - this is longer than usual 6 day but still not bad for this specialty product.

Intercontinental Dynamics ESP Micom garage door remotes

Submitted by gdcorp on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 06:18

Garage Door Corporation receives calls on a regular basis from customers seeking a new remote for their Intercontinental Dynamics ESP Micom remote control transmitter (usually model T-9) and occasionally a M-9 receiver. The manufacturer has been out of business for over 20 years. There has been one after market clone transmitter but we have found it to be highly unreliable and poor quality. The universal remote controls (ie Clicker Corporation or Liftmaster 385LM) will NOT work with an ESP Micom receiver.

Genie garage door opener recalls 18,000 units 02/25/2014

Submitted by gdcorp on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 06:43

Garage Door Corporation has learned that nearly 18,000 Genie garage door openers have been recalled. This is the first recall for a garage door opener in many years. None of the affected units have been sold by Garage Door Corporation. According to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Genie-Recalls-Garage-Door-Openers/

Amarr offers commercial garage door in black 02/03/2014

Submitted by gdcorp on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:49

Garage Door Corporation has learned that finally a major door manufacturer is offering a factory pre-painted commercial  black garage door. Amarr announced in the dealer memo below that it will offer the commercial model 2400 ribbed garage door in factory black color beginning 02/03/2014. This is in addition to our previous post on the residential garage doors being offered by Amarr in black. Although there is a modest upcharge for this color it is far less than the cost to have a metal garage door painted in the field.

Amarr offers black garage doors beginning 02/03/2014

Submitted by gdcorp on Sun, 01/26/2014 - 11:11

Garage Door Corporation has learned that finally a major door manufacturer is offering a factory pre-painted black garage door. Amarr announced in the dealer memo below that it will offer short and long panel garage doors with and without bead board in factory black color beginning 02/03/2014. Although there is a modest upcharge for this color it is far less than the cost to have a metal garage door painted in the field. Garage Door Corporation has painted numerous garage doors black in the past with very good success. Doors in the Chicago are which are black face east, west and north.

Amarr offering magnetic garage door decorative hardware 01/27/2014

Submitted by gdcorp on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 17:58

Garage Door Corporation is glad to add Amarr's Castle Rock Collection of magnetic decorative hardware to if offering. Although we have not seen physical samples yet, we expect that customers may like this option. We received a Dealer Memo from Amarr 01/06/14 as seen below:

Amarr Garage Doors being acquired by Swedish company ASSA ABLOY 11/07/13

Submitted by gdcorp on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 22:45

Garage Door Corporation has been informed that Amarr Garage Doors based in Winston-Salem, NC is being acquired by ASSA ABLOY. We hope that the transition goes well and that this improves the strength of this quality vendor.  

Raynor discontinues wood garage doors as of 11/04/2013

Submitted by gdcorp on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 10:32

Garage Door Corporation has been advised that Raynor Garage Doors, one of the large garage door manufacturers with dealers nationwide, has discontinued the production,  sale, and distribution of wood garage doors. Raynor is based in Dixon, IL and used to manufacture their own wood garage doors, steel garage doors (both residential and commercial) as well as garage door openers. A check of the Raynor website confirms that the wood garage doors have been removed from the lists.