An elderly client from Omaha, NE called Titan Garage Doors NE for garage door sensor repair. They could not figure out why their sensors were both emitting a green light and did not know what to do. They knew the sending sensor was supposed to be yellow, but it suddenly emitted a green light. Our technician sprang into action and checked the alignment of the sensors. We found that one of the sensors had simply bent out of alignment. We cleaned, straightened out, and reset it as needed. Finally, the sending sensor lit up yellow again, meaning it was working correctly.

One of the most common garage door problems is sensors that are not working correctly. Safety sensors are a vital part of the garage door system and are usually located in areas prone to damage. If your sensors are not functioning correctly, your garage door will likely not close all the way. It can be a severe safety hazard, so it is crucial to have working sensors at all times.

How Do Garage Door Sensors Operate?

A garage door uses infrared sensors, which emit infrared light picked up by a central receiving unit on the other side of the door, making it possible to open and close the door whenever necessary. And if your garage door is not closing correctly, do not worry! With a few simple adjustments, you can get it working again in no time. However, if the indicator does not have any lights and you are unsure of what to do, call a specialist to perform a garage door sensor repair.

How to Determine if a Garage Door Sensor Is Misaligned

Check the light indicators

If your garage door is not closing correctly, it could be because the sensors are out of alignment. To check, see if the exterior LED light blinks when you attempt to close the door. If it is green, the sensors are working, but if it is red, they are not. Try inspecting the bracket or tightening a screw on the blinking sensor to fix it. Once the light stops blinking, your garage door should close properly again. To ensure your sensors are correctly calibrated, follow these steps:

• Loosen the wingnuts on each sensor
• Adjust the sensor until the LEDs are glowing steadily
• Tighten the wingnuts

Use the remote control to close the garage door. If the door closes properly, you are finished with this adjustment. However, if the door does not close, check the sensor lenses if it is dirty.

Once you have completed these steps, test your garage door using a different cardboard box. It will give you a clear indication of whether or not you have resolved the issue or if you need to call in a professional.

Inspect for dust or grime on the lenses

Sometimes, you need a fresh cloth to fix your garage door sensors. When dirt or spiderwebs obscure the sensor lenses' view of the garage door, they may stop functioning. Cleaning the lenses might restore your door's regular operation. You should clean your sensors frequently if your garage is particularly filthy or your neighborhood is known for its dust.

Our garage door experts are qualified to handle a variety of concerns, garage door repair or replacement, including garage door sensor repair. We know how garage door safety sensors operate and can identify the most fundamental problems and resolve them quickly. In addition, we will replace any broken parts for you if new ones are required. Call Titan Garage Door NE at (402) 513-0255 if there is a problem or if you would like us to check and test your sensors.