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My Genie garage door chain is broken. (There is a related issue at issue).

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What I want is to connect two sections together via a rivet. But I don't know if the theory right?

  • call a garage door repair shop. Give them the name and model of the opener and they can supply a master link to join the 2 halves – d.george Apr 22 '17 at 20:28
  • @d.george. I just want to buy it online. But I don't know the English name. – Love Apr 22 '17 at 20:56
  • It's called a "master link". It looks as if yours fell out. Look around on the floor. It may be there. It will have 3 pieces the link, the cap, the clip. – d.george Apr 23 '17 at 12:07
  • @d.george. Thanks. I can't find it around; I will by it online. I am not sure whether I need to connect it on the floor then put the chain in place; or place it first then connect it in the sky. – Love Apr 23 '17 at 13:12
  • You usually connect it in place. There is a way to loosen the chain tension, (get the instructions), install the master link, then re-tension the chain. – d.george Apr 23 '17 at 14:08
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Yes what you are looking for is a "Master Link" - they are available from places like Grainger, ACE hardware, Home Depot, Bicycle Shops, even amazon.

I looked at your pic - enlarged it - and noticed you had a Genie Pro - I did a search for the following. The prices though might break your candy machine money..so you will need to skip the soda and snickers bar for a day. Somewhere under $4.00 ..

Genie Pro Chain Master Link

Moving Up Garage Door Company.

Garage Door Supply Company

  • Chains come in different sizes so unless you are specifically ordering for your make/model then you should bring your chain in to match up the link size. – Platinum Goose Apr 27 '17 at 16:14
  • @PlatinumGoose - yes they do have different sizes - from my recollection there is generally a number stamped on them somewhere (can't remember) as it has been years since I dealt with chain on a routine basis . However the OP has his model name and model number - see the ops picture (the links I posted are for that Model) , the two companies above deal in garage doors - so they should know exactly what the op needs based on his model. – Ken Apr 28 '17 at 18:22
  • @Ken, I posted another thread about the chain. – Love Apr 30 '17 at 14:47
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Using a linker as suggested above will work fine, but they're quite tricky and you have to get the right size.

Another option is a chain tool

It will just pop out/in the rivet. You'll be able to just remove the bad link and join the chain back up. [chain tool

It's quicker and easier to use and covers you for future repairs. You should be able to get one in any bike shop.

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    that is great to share the picture of the chain tool - I use a punch and a nut on the base side along with a hammer - it was faster - not as elegant. Your posting should help him in sizing his chain if he needs to add or remove chain to get the right size. props. – Ken Apr 28 '17 at 18:25
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Garage door chains look just like bicycle chain. So I would expect that you could use connection links and splice blocks that look like those used for bicycles.

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