Garage Butler GB201 Automatic Garage Door Closer
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Garage Butler GB201 Automatic Garage Door Closer

Peace of Mind Knowing Your Garage will never be Accidentally Left Open

Item #: 74401

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  • Installation Instructions
  • Take all parts of the Garage Butler out of the box. You will need a small Phillips and Flathead screwdriver and either a pair of scissors or a wire-stripper.
  • Peel off the two pieces of double-sided tape from the back and stick the Butler on the wall where you would like it. Since the wire that attaches to your existing button is only about 3 feet long or so, we suggest that you place the Butler on the wall either above or to the left or right of your existing button.
    Connect the 3-wire fitting into the module connector on the top of the Butler.
  • Take the Z bracket and place some tape on one end of the bracket and take the loose contact and place it on the other end of the bracket. Note: Before placing Z and L brackets in desired location make sure surface is clean of dirt/grease.
  • Take the L bracket and place some tape on the inside of the bracket (this will be stuck to the track of the garage door). Take the longest wire and roll it out along the bottom or top of the length of the garage.
  • The Z bracket will need to be stuck on the door of the garage approximately 1 foot to 1 1/2 feet from the floor. If needed (or desired) the Z and L brackets CAN be placed high above the floor or even at the top of the track. At that point it would be actually by the roof. The lower the contacts are the less chance you will have of any pieces of the garage door hitting the L bracket as the door goes up.
  • The L bracket will need to be stuck on the TRACK of the garage door so it meets up with the Z bracket. (You might want to do some measuring before you peel the tape off of the brackets so you can align them up so that when they are both stuck on the door and the track that they meet up ALMOST touching or approximately 1/8 inch away from each other. Any more than 1/8 of an inch or so and the contact may not work. The brackets are alloy and can be bent into place.
  • Take the ties that the wires were wrapped up with and firmly secure the wire to the L alloy bracket so that the wire stays secured to the bracket.
  • Measure how much of the shortest wire you want to use that will be connected to your existing button opener. Make sure you have the shortest and correct wire, and then cut the wire. Peel the end of the wire apart about an inch and a half, then peel off the plastic covering about one half of an inch from the ends and twist the copper wires together, then make an arch or curve the wires so that they will easily attach under the screws.
  • Take off the face plate of your existing button opener. When connect the wires to the existing opener button put the Garage Butler wires ON TOP of the existing wires that were already there. Twist the wires on top of the existing ones and screw it on tight. It does NOT matter which wire of the Garage Butler goes to which contact, it will work either way.
  • Replace the cover of the button back on the wall. You will have the Garage Butler wire sticking out. If you want a really clean installation then you would need to run the wire through the wall. Most people simply leave the wire on the outside of the wall to make the installation simple.
  • Plug the Garage Butler into an outlet.
  • Tie up the extra slack from the power and contact wires so that they will not get tangled up in anything.
  • Test your new Butler: Close your garage door and then turn the power switch to the ON position. Turn the timer to the 3 minute setting. Open up your garage door with either your new red opener button OR your original opener button. Wait approx. 3 minutes. The Butler will beep for 30 seconds and then begin to close the garage door. The beeping will stop once the garage door is closed and or the contacts.

  • Specifications
    ManufacturerGarage Butler
    Manufacturer Product No.GB201
    DimensionsL 9in x W 9in x H 2in
    Weight2 lbs
    Timer Options3, 10, 20, 30, 45 and 60 minutes

  • Reviews 1 - 10 of 16

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    Review of 74401 Review by MICHAEL
    Review of 74401

    great unit woks like a charm

    Posted on 10/25/2013

    Review of 74401 Review by GERI
    Review of 74401

    It was not a quick setup had to adjust and cut parts for our door. But it works and will keep us from leaving the house for the weekend and leaving the door open.

    Posted on 8/9/2013

    Review of 74401 Review by RONALD
    Review of 74401

    I don't worry about leaving garage doors open anymore. Thanks, great product and works great!

    Posted on 7/14/2013

    Review of 74401 Review by JUDITH R
    Review of 74401

    My husband was able to install it quickly with no issues. It works like a charm and I no longer need to worry about the door being left open overnight. Great purchase. Feb'13.

    Posted on 3/3/2013

    Review of 74401 Review by JOHN W
    Review of 74401

    This would have prevented a recent burglary at our house. It works great. I had to hire a guy to install it because of my physical problems, but it is so simple a nimble person could do it. It just needs to explain that when the door is closed, the alert lights go out. That was confusing.

    Posted on 12/30/2012

    Review of 74401 Review by MANUEL
    Review of 74401

    Very good people to deal and very fast shipping Thanks Guys

    Posted on 12/9/2012

    Review of 74401 Review by Brian B
    Review of 74401

    This product is unreliable. The vibration of the door going up and down eventually misaligns the sensor. The device then thinks the garage door is open when it's not, and opens the door. It then sets its timer, waits N minutes, notices the door is open, and closes the door.

    That's not a huge problem if you are home to notice all the activity, but it sure is if you happen to be asleep or away!

    Posted on 11/26/2012

    Review of 74401 Review by ROBERT N.
    Review of 74401

    I didnt trust the double-sided tape and it took me about an hour to fully install it. I'm handy, not expert. It functions well, except the "hold" button does not do anything.

    Posted on 11/7/2012

    Review of 74401 Review by WALTER
    Review of 74401

    Easy to install and works great. One wish would be that the hold timer does not reset to 3 minutes each time you power down which is what happens when you close the door.

    Posted on 9/24/2012

    Review of 74401 Review by BRUCE
    Review of 74401

    I found the installation fairly intimidating. Admittedly, my mental and physical capacities were not exactly increased by having a stroke, but buyers should be wary of this . Fortunately for me, Smarthome was wonderful about refunding. They were prompt and fair.

    Posted on 8/20/2012

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  • 1x - Garage Butler Module
  • 2x - Mounting Brackets
  • 1x - Wiring harness with wired magnetic contact, door switch wire and UL approved power supply
  • 1x - Un-wired magnetic contact
  • 1x - Double sided mounting tape, no drilling required
  • 1x - Installation and Operation Manual
  • 1x - Security warning sticker

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