Sensors & Remote Controls

Sensors remote control information and diagnostics.

Checking the sensors can be a simple task which can help you more determine whether or not it is the sensors or the remote control. Keeping in mind that the main unit is always the central place where all of these components are connected and programmed to properly function. Simple, manufacturer recommendations can help you more determine what is going on with the machine. But, you can always check you self. Sensors are located on each side of the garage door, on the bottom; few inches from the floor (see images for reference). You can visually inspect them and see if they have been loosened or look crooked from one another.

These sensors are positioned to laser contact lens to lens, it’s the contact is broken; the garage door may not open, or be safe to operate. Sometimes debris gets stuck in the lenses, and they may need a brushing and wiping, be careful to not re position them, or you may need to get professional help. Some sensors may have an operational light, green, red, orange etc.. these lights may signify an issue. You can get more information the light colors and what they mean by checking your owner’s manual.

Key notes:
1. Visually inspect loose sensors.
2. Check to debris and dust.
3. Clean lenses.
4. Refer to your owner’s manual.

Remote Controls

Remote control opens the garage door from a distance from the main unit. These may break due to wear and tear, and occasional drop. Simple things can be, low battery. You can remove the batter by checking the owner’s manual how to, and which size of battery you may need. Or simply replace with the same size that’s in it. Some remotes may need to be programmed afterwards, so you will definitely should looking to the manual, or have us come out and do an inspection of all components.

Key notes:
1. Replace battery.
2. Refer to your owner’s manual.


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Lawrence took my call right away. He came out first thing the next morning. And when we had to re-schedule, he came back the same day after he was finished with all his other appointments. He not only replaced the springs on the door that needed fixing, he oiled and inspected the other door, too. He was nice, friendly, competent, and quick! Oh, and his prices were great! He gave me a discount for no reason, too. 🙂

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