Posted on Jun 30, 2021

Discount Door Service

How Garage Door Safety Sensors are Vital to Your Home's Safety

If your garage door suddenly stops and reverses, your opener safety sensors may not be aligned properly. These project infrared beams parallel to the bottom of the garage door so it doesn’t close on a person, animal, or object in its path. Consider trying the following fixes:

- Adjusting the sensors’ pivot brackets so the photo eyes are parallel to the door and the ground
- Remove anything nearby that might be blocking the sensors, such as tools or equipment
- Remove any cobwebs, dirt, debris, or moisture that may have collected on the photo eyes

Garage door opener sensors are designed to prevent injury and death by stopping the door in the event that an object is in its path. The sensors should be aligned properly, not blocked, and free of debris.
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