The Sliding Glass Door Genie
1. Use mild soap and water or alcohol to clean the surface of the door frame. (The door frame must be completely dry before mounting the Sliding Door GenieTM).
2. Use a hammer to drive the 3 small nails attached to the hook into the door casing. Make sure that the hook is mounted at the same height where you will be mounting the Sliding Door GenieTM on the door.
3. Close the door and catch the plastic loop (at the end of the cord) onto the hook so that the Sliding Door GenieTM can be aligned horizontally. Make sure there is no slack in the cord. Temporarily place the Sliding Door GenieTM on the door to ensure alignment.
4. Repeat step 3 after peeling off the backing from the double-sided tape on the Sliding Door GenieTM. Affix the Sliding Door GenieTM onto the clean and dry surface of the door. Apply firm force to the Sliding Door GenieTM so that it is permanently mounted onto the door frame.
(The Sliding Door GenieTM can also be mounted with screws at both ends for added security)
The Door-Genie™ comes equipped with a Door-Stop which limits the opening of the door. This handy feature makes it more difficult for pets, children, or pests to get in and out. Simply flip the switch on the end of the Door-Genie™ tube away from the cord to engage the Door-Stop.
This is not a safety device but it will offer a lot more resistance if the door is being opened. Flip the switch towards the cord to disengage the Door-Stop.
In addition, the Door-Genie™ is equipped with a Cord-Stop. This device works in the opposite direction to the Door-Stop and prevents the Door-Genie™ from closing the door when it is engaged. Simply press the button on the Cord-Stop and slide it along the cord to your preferred position and release the button. The Door-Genie™ will only close up to the point where the Cord-Stop is positioned along the cord. To disengage the Cord-Stop, simply slide it towards the end of the Cord.
Note, if you disengage the plastic loop from the hook the door will also slide freely in any direction.
1. If the door does not close completely, you may need to adjust the tension on the cord. Set the tension on the cord by pulling the cord through the plastic loop (thereby moving plastic loop towards the Sliding Door GenieTM) and tying a double-knot to locate the plastic loop in place. Repeat this process until tension is optimized and door closes.
2. If the sliding glass or screen door seems to have a lot of resistance in sliding on its track, please inspect the track. The sliding glass and screen doors rely on little roller wheels that run on a track to move freely. This track will need to be lubricated from time to time. Also, dust and debris can accumulate on the track over time and will need to be removed.
3. If for some reason the double-sided tape needs to be replaced, we recommend replacing it with 3-MTM double-sided tape, available from your local hardware store.