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Chain 550 Essentials - 1/2 HPc Durable Chain Garage Door Opener - Plus LED Light Bulbs


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The durable Chain550 Essentials garage door opener is made with a heavy-duty chain for many years of reliable operation. The strong DC motor operates the garage door smoothly with soft starts and stops. You can count on getting years of service with this low-maintenance, easy-to-install chain drive garage opener. The included Safe-T-Beam garage door safety sensors, ensures your family’s safety with an infrared beam of light across the door opening. The Chain 550 Essentials Kit includes the essential accessories for safety and convenience, 1 pre-programmed Genie garage door opener remote, a backlit interior wall control button, and 2 Genie Garage Door Opener LED light bulbs. Experience power and reliability with this long-lasting Genie chain drive garage door opener.

  • Accessories Included: 2-LED Light Bulbs, 1-1 Button Remote, 1-Push Button
  • 1/2 HPc Power: DC Motor is lightweight with the ability to provide power to operate residential sectional garage doors up to 7 feet high and 500 lbs in weight (or up to 8' high with an extension kit sold separately as part number 39027R).  
  • Easy to Install: Includes the strong 5-piece chain tube rail system snaps together with no added hardware- made for DIY installations! 
  • Safety Features come Standard: Safe-T-Beam Non-contact reversing system, GenieSense Monitoring, and diagnostic technology, SmartSet Programming, and Intellicode Access security. 
  • Genie Exclusive: Out-of-the-box works with popular built-in car remotes systems such as HomeLink and Car2U without the need for any additional hardware, such as bridges or repeaters.
  • Model: 2035-LO

 Notice to California Residents: As of 07/01/2019 This item cannot be shipped to the state of California due to Senate Bill No. 969. If the shipping address on any order is the state of California the order will be canceled. California residents must purchase a garage door opener with a battery backup included. Please see other options of Genie garage door openers with battery backup options to purchase. 

UPC: 050049021962

SKU: 38957Y



Ask a Question
  • My chain drive door motor closes fine. But when it opens and the carriage hits the stopping bolt, the chain detaches and continues to the back gear before stopping. I replaced the plastic chain slide that had broken. But it still disengages when the carriage stops.

    The carriage should not hit the stop bolt when traveling upward.  You may need to reset your travel limits so that the carriage does not run into this, by setting your opening travel a little lower.  Please follow the below instructions and let us know if you need further assistance.

    To reprogram your limits, you will want to start with your door in the open position and engaged to the opener (make sure the red cord has not been pulled, if so lock it back into the bullet on the chain or belt before proceeding). To program the limits, you will want to press and hold the down arrow button (-) until the long LED comes on blue.  Release, and the LED will begin to flash blue. Press and hold the down arrow button (-) to close the garage door. When the door lightly touches the ground, you will release. Press and release the square button. Both LEDs flash blue and go off. Press and hold the open arrow (+) until the long LED come on blue. Release. Press and hold the open arrow to open the garage door. When the door is all the way open (do not allow it to hit the powerhead). Release. Press and release the square button.  Both LEDs flash blue and go off. Go to the wall console and press and release the button on the wall to fully close the garage door. Once the door is fully closed, you will want to press and release the button on the wall again to open the door all the way.

  • What is the chain rail length?

    The overall length of this garage door opener is 116".

  • Could you show me how to make the wall control work?

    Please contact Genie customer service at 1-800-354-3643. We would need some more information to assist you with this.

  • My 1/2 HP Model IS550/A Receiver ACSR3 needs safety beam replacements. Mine look very different from the new ones. Are the interchangeable? If yes, then I would like to order RH/ LH replacements today.

    Yes, the current replacement Genie Safe-T-Beams will work with the IS550/A model garage door opener.

Why Choose a Genie Chain Drive Garage Door Opener

Installing a Chain Drive Garage Door Opener with the BILT App

This Genie product offers 3D Interactive Instructions in the free BILT® App available for download. 

BILT® 3D Interactive Instructions

Support for models: 

1035, 1055, 2036, 2033, 3053, 2035, 2055, 3035, 3055, 7035, 7055 (ChainDrive 550, Chain Drive 750, SilentMax® 550, StealthLift® 500, SilentMax® 750, Chain Glide Connect, SilentMax Connect, QuietLift Connect, Chain Drive 500, Chain Drive 525, QuietLift™ 750, StealthDrive® 750)

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  • Keeps your home and family safe by changing the access code from billions of combinations at each door activation to help prevent unauthorized access.

  • Patented technology that automatically finds the best line of communication between Genie® products. This maximizes the range of radio frequency devices and improves the overall performance of products.

  • Provides safety by continuously monitoring the operation of the garage door opener, stopping the operation to alert you when significant changes occur.