Genie 2042-TKC QuietLift 800

If you are looking for a garage door opener, the Genie 2042-TKC QuietLift 800 is worth considering due to its ease of use and the efficiency it offers. Forget about manually opening the garage door, unless the power goes off, and trust it to keep you safe from accidents with the smart laser beam technology it is equipped with. For a fair price, you can enjoy the convenience and performance of this unit that opens your garage smoothly and quietly.

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Technical Specifications

This silent opening system is powered by a ½ horsepower comparable DC motor that can easily lift 7′ sectional doors weighing up to 500 lb. If you have larger garage doors, you will need a ¾ horsepower motor, but this one should handle medium size sectional doors very well. This motor is more powerful than the AC one and ensures a smooth opening and closing at speeds up to 7” per second. Some of its particularities are:

  • Belt Drive System – This device uses a belt-drive instead of a chain-driven, which makes it quieter, being the perfect door opener for houses with rooms placed near the garage. The belt-drive is steel reinforced in order to ensure power and long lifespan
  • Quiet Operation – The Genie QuietLift 800 has what is called a “slow start” which means it will close or open very slowly for the first two seconds then it goes to normal speed. This is helpful to minimize the impact on the rails and to limit noise
  • Backup Power Source – In case the power goes off, this door opener is not supported by a backup power source but has a manual release handle that allows you to operate it

Safety and Security Features

It’s very important that you consider your safety when you look for a garage opener system because many accidents can happen while operating the opener. It includes some features designed to keep you safe. Some of its safety features are:

  • Safe-T-Beam Sensor – When the two laser beams detect objects in the doorway, they automatically stop and reverse the door so nothing and no one will get trapped under the door
  • Electronic Limit – The system relies on an electronic limit setting that fully opens the door and closes it tight so there is no room for sneaking
  • IntelliCode – This superior encryption technology will eliminate the possibility of piracy of radio signal. Thus, after every operation, the code will change so it’s nearly impossible to bypass it

Specifications Sheet

2042-TKS Quietlift 800 Specs
Garage door type compatibility 7’ sectional doors
Horsepower 1/2 HP
Technology Intellicode encryption
Safety sensors Yes
Lights Yes
Remote control Yes
Warranty 10 years for motor, 1 year for railing and belt


The accessories included in the package are what make a door opener easy to install, comfortable to use, and extremely practical. This particular one comes with two 3-button remotes that allow easy access from a distance. You will also find:

  • Control Panel – The multi-function control panel for access from inside the garage and a wireless keyless entry pad. The control panel can turn off the lights and block the remote user so you can no longer operate the system using the remote, which is great if you lose it or if you go on vacation
  • Light Bulbs – This model is equipped with two 60-watt bulbs that increase the convenience and security, so you will always have a lit garage
  • Diagnostic Technology – The monitoring and diagnostic technology will check the system for you. In case something is wrong, it will alert you straight away
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Warranty and Support

You shouldn’t get too excited about the warranty because it’s one of the shortest on the market. The motor, which is the most important part, comes with a 10-year warranty, unlike other models that are covered by a lifetime warranty. The other parts, like the belt and the railing, are covered for 1 year only, which is also extremely short. You can reach customer support via email or phone and there is an owner’s manual that can be downloaded off of the manufacturer’s website.

Final Thoughts

The incredibly quiet and smooth operation of this device makes it a fan favorite, being especially preferred by those who have bedrooms above the garage and need an efficient and silent opener. Boasting many features that make it except when it comes to enhancing garage door security, this model is seen as one of the best out there. A feature that makes it stand out from the rest is the IntelliCode access system that it comes with. This system is a superior encryption technology that makes break-ins impossible. Also, it’s HomeLink and Car2U compatible, ensuring that you will be able to control the opener remotely. Our conclusion is that with this opener by your side, there is no chance for someone to make a forced entry into your garage and steal your belongings.