Malfunctioning Sensors

What does a sensor do?

Garage door sensors are safety devices that prevent the door from closing on people, pets or objects in the doorway. The sensors are located above the floor at each side of the door opening and generate a low-voltage beam that completes the electrical circuit when the...

Why aren’t my sensors functioning properly?

Garage door sensors are an essential element in your garage door system. When they aren’t functioning normally, they may prevent your garage door from operating. If this happens, follow these simple steps to help get your garage going again. Check the sensor path....

Do garage door sensors go bad?

Garage door sensors are subject to wear and tear, just like any other element of your garage door system that needs an occasional replacement. The sensor itself won’t go bad but the pieces that make up the sensor may cause problems. If cleaning the lens on your...

How do you test a garage door sensor?

If your garage door opens normally but then doesn’t close or starts to close and then reopens without any obstructions in the way, there’s a good chance that your door sensor is malfunctioning. This could result in two main problems. The first is that the door won’t...

What should I do to repair a garage sensor?

Garage door sensors are an essential element in your garage door system. When they aren’t functioning normally, they may prevent your garage door from operating. If this happens, follow these simple steps to help get your garage going again. If your garage door...

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