What to Know About the Genie Wall Mount Garage Door Opener

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This wall-mounted garage door opener provides great functionality without sacrificing style.

Here in the northern woods of Wisconsin, we wanted to do more than just open the windows in the Getaway cabin. So we installed a 12-ft. x 9-ft. Wayne-Dalton glass garage door in our main living space overlooking the lake. It’s like being outside. To complement our open floor plan and 15-ft ceiling, we also installed a Genie model 6170 wall mount garage door opener.

The Opener

The Genie model 6170 wall mount garage door opener is ideal for this application. Its compact and fully enclosed motor mounts on the wall to either side of the garage door track. Because it attaches directly to the garage door’s spring tube, there’s no need for a traditional rail and powerhead hanging from our ceiling.


This Genie opener includes accessories such as a wireless wall console, Bluetooth LED light fixture and door lock.


The Aladdin Connect smart garage feature connects to your home’s WiFi, enabling you to monitor the garage door from your smart device. Integrated with the Intellicode Access security system, it helps stop would-be burglars from entering and is compatible with Homelink and Car2U.

Battery Backup

Another great feature of this opener is the battery backup, making it possible to get in and out of your garage during a power outage.

Other Great Features

Genie offers a 15-year limited warranty on the 24V motor. It quietly opens with speeds up to 7-1/2-inches per second. The Slack Cable detection ensuring safe door travel coupled with the GenieSense monitoring and diagnostic technology makes it one of the safest garage door openers on the market.

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