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SilentMax 1000 garage door opener by Genie

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Model 3042

The SilentMax 1000 provides intelligent design for the homeowner that wants quiet performance with superior design and maximum convenience.

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Belt Drive

  • ¾ HPc* Power Plus motor
  • Opening speed: Up to 7.5 in/sec
  • Limited Lifetime Motor & Gearbox Warranty **
  • 2 light bulbs – Genie LED light bulbs recommended (100 watt max if incandescent bulbs used.)
  • GenieSense Monitoring and Diagnostic Technology
  • Intellicode® Security
  • Compatible with Aladdin Connect®
  • HomeLink® & Car2U® compatible
  • Accessories

Special Features

  • Power: ¾ HPc* 140 Volt DC motor provides power to operate almost any residential garage door up to 7' high from the box, or up to 8' high with an extension kit (sold separately.)
  • Quiet operation: The DC motor and belt drive allow for quiet, smooth operation and soft start and soft stop.
  • Two-Bulb Lighting System: Two 100 Watt bulb lighting system provides added convenience and safety.
  • SmartSet programming: Push button programming makes set up fast and easy.
  • Auto Seek Dual Frequency: System will automatically seek either the 315 or 390 MHz frequency produced by a remote, helping to ensure the opener will respond regardless of nearby frequency interference.
  • GenieSense Monitoring and Diagnostic Technology: Delivers the power needed at every movement of the garage door and continuously monitors the operation of the door, stopping operation when significant changes occur. GenieSense™ minimizes noise, wear and tear on the door, and improves overall safety.

Standard Features


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Here's some of the best reviews & testimonials about the SilentMax 1000 garage door opener:

N/A | February 14, 2018

Best customer service ever...

My opener yesterday stopped 2 inches from floor. I looked though manual and could not find how to fix it. Than I called customer service on feb 14 2018 and technician walked me through 15 steps process and took about 7 minutes and problem was solved. Best customer service ever.

Genie Company - 5 out of 5 stars

Erin Q | February 05, 2018

So quiet! I can barely hear it when I’m in my garage, let alone in my home.

Amazon - 5 out of 5 stars / Full review

Jeff1088 | March 07, 2017

Excellent product and warranty service. I installed this unit over a year or so ago, easy to install and love it.

Last week it started to act up and not close or open. I called customer care and he diagnosed the problem. He sent the part out with complete install instructions and now it works like new again. - 5 out of 5 stars / Jeff1088

FloraDora30 | August 30, 2016

The SilentMax1000 is an excellent product...

The SilentMax1000 is an excellent product. This is the 4th garage door opener I've had and the best by far. It's quiet and quickly opens/closes.

Home Depot - 5 out of 5 stars / Full review

DavidJ | July 02, 2016

All I can say is wow!

My 13 year old Genie opener died earlier this week. Decided to spring for another Genie opener, my door is kind of heavy, decided to give this one a try. My impression: 1) Installation - Genie gets a A+ for their super easy to understand instructions and packaging of small parts. All I can say is wow! 2) Design - This 3/4 hp model is packaged small and it light. Easy to install by design. 3) Programming - I was worried about having to enter "programming purgatory" to get this thing to work. Actually was quite surprised how easy it was to program and get to work. 4) Compatibility - I was able to use my old Genie remotes and the Genie electric eyes (Safe-T-Beam System) located at the front of the garage! Even my 2005 Chrysler was able to be programmed to open this new door! 5) Speed and quiet - yes this opener is fast enough and quiet. In summary, as of this morning with 1 day of use I am thoroughly impressed with this opener.

Home Depot - 5 out of 5 stars / Full review

Golda | May 24, 2016

This unit is so quiet that the neighbors don't know when I'm coming or going...

Home Depot - 5 out of 5 stars / Full review

Leggs | May 17, 2016

Highly recommend this garage door opener. Easy installation... had it up and working in about a hr. Very quiet!!

Home Depot - 5 out of 5 stars / Full review

ztirff | April 12, 2016

Operates so quietly I can sneak out for a beer without my honey knowing...

Installed and adjusted in under 3 hours. Came with openers pre programed, worked great, no setup. Operates so quietly I can sneak out for a beer without my honey knowing.

Home Depot - 5 out of 5 stars / Full review

bill | April 05, 2016

I installed the opener in about two hours, programmed four openers, works great

Home Depot - 5 out of 5 stars / Full review

Redbrair | March 11, 2016

Good value, easy to install, and I did it solo. The directions were clear and easy to understand, and the parts were easy to identify.

I had to replace the original opener on my garage - and this was a great choice!

Good value, easy to install, and I did it solo. The directions were clear and easy to understand, and the parts were easy to identify.

Canadian Tire - 5 out of 5 stars / Full review

GAWidow | February 07, 2016

Quiet, strong, not a lick of trouble in a years worth of use.

Home Depot - 5 out of 5 stars / Full review

MrBill | February 02, 2016

Nice job Genie folks...

After 23 years my Genie screw drive opener decided it was tired and gave up the ghost. Went to Home Depot and looked over what they had and thought this SilentMax 1000 sounded like it would work fine for my application. I’ve had chain drives, screw drives and tape drives but never a belt drive but thought it should quiet with a belt. Just hope the belt lasts a long time, which it should since it’s steel reinforced. This was definitely the easiest installation of an opener I’ve ever done. Went together easy, mounted easy and setup was very easy. Some things actually do get better over time. The first time I used it I was very surprised by how quiet it is. So if you worry about not hearing the door open in the middle of the night, this thing is probably gonna make you worry a lot more. A nice feature that should have been implemented years ago is the front facing light bulbs. Most people walk to the front of their vehicle to enter their home and now I can see. Also like that the door slows down as it closes and opens to it full extent. Doesn’t have the abrupt stop action like before. Nice job Genie folks.

Home Depot - 5 out of 5 stars / Full review

JM | January 12, 2016

The soft close/open feature is great... It is also very quiet...

If you follow the instructions it is easy to install. The belt is contained inside the rail so it doesn't sag like other current belt drives. The soft close/open feature is great for setting the door to close tightly. It is also very quiet...

Home Depot - 5 out of 5 stars / Full review

ShrinkTraveler | January 12, 2016

I've owned a number of garage door openers for two doors over the last 30 years. None has ever been as quiet as this one. I'd recommend this to anyone.

Home Depot - 5 out of 5 stars / Full review

* ¾ Horsepower Comparable (HPc) designates that this garage door opener meets Genie's lifting force specification for ¾ horsepower garage door openers.

** See manual for limitations and details.

† Maximum opening speed +/- 0.5 in/sec.