Garage Door Safety Sensors LA
There is right way to install garage door safety sensors, and there is a wrong way to install garage door safety sensors. And if you own an electric garage door, and using an electric operator to close and open the door, and there are no safety sensors installed, or if they are installed in a wrong way, you are both putting yourself at risk, and it is also illegal. Every garage door, whether it is a garage door in Calabasas, garage door in La Puente, or garage door installed anywhere else in the US, must include a safety feature, this is the law, that require clearly that every automated garage door to include a safety feature, which will protect and prevent the closing overhead garage door from hurting someone or something by the closing garage door.
If you own an automated overhead door, make sure that the door is equipped with safety feature such as the garage door safety sensors. The safety sensors in are installed on each side of the garage door, next or on the tracks, and no higher than 6 inches from the floor (to protect pets or small objects). The safety sensors should be installed when they are facing each other, and in case an object will interrupt the invisible laser beam between the two sensors, the garage operator which closing the door will stop it movement and reverse to open position, and by that protect and avoid hurting the object which interrupt with the laser beam. It can be a person, bicycle, or any other object that may be forgotten bellow the garage door. If you own an electric overhead door, but there are no safety sensors, call a local garage door company to come and supply and install them for you.
Please note: There are garage door operators which are too old and weren’t designed to work with safety sensors. In that case, there is no way to connect the operator to safety sensors, and the best and safest way will be to replace the unit.
Safety sensors installation
Every automated garage door, and it doesn’t matter if it a garage door in Los Angeles, or a garage door in Scarsdale NY, must include a safety feature, and the most popular safety feature for garage door in Los Angeles is the laser safety sensors. Under no circumstances, even if it may seem to you like the thing that will solve all the garage door issues, you should disable or remove the safety sensors from a garage door, unless if it is for repair or replacement.
Make sure that the safety sensors are installed correctly, and that the wiring is not damaged and well connected. If you fail to perform a correct safety sensors installation, you will not be able to close the garage door using the garage door remote control, and you won’t be able to use the door automatically. Good and trouble free garage door safety sensors start from the installation. When the safety sensors were installed by a trained and qualified garage door technician, they should work with no problems for many years, and as long they won’t be damaged, they can easily work for 30 years and more.
Safety sensors troubleshoot
Every automated garage door should include a reversing safety feature. When something interrupting the invisible laser beam between the safety sensors, the garage door operator will partly close the door, and during the movement will reverse itself to open position, followed by flickering light which signaling you that something is wrong.
If you own an electric overhead garage door, and you are unable to close the garage door using the garage door operator, and it doesn’t matter if it is Genie operator or any other opener brand in Los Angeles, it may be due to many reasons, and one of them is the garage door sensors. If this is the case, and the reason for the problem is the safety sensors, you should be able to close the garage door by holding the push button (Wall switch) pressed till the door close. But make sure that the safety sensors are indeed the problem, and not any other problem.
You should check the sensors to make sure that nobody accidently moved one of them, so they are not facing each other anymore, or if there is some dirt or dust on the sensors, which block the beam, or if the wire is disconnected or cut, or even a water damage which damaged the sensors and prevent them from fulfilling their job. There are few possible reasons that can prevent overhead up door operator from closing the door, and we will go over few of them.
Probable reasons for safety sensor issue:
The safety sensors were not installed properly
When the safety sensors weren’t installed in the right way, the garage operator may not close the door, or it may close the door at first, and the problem will begin after a while. We are often receive calls for roll up doors repairs, and when we arrive we discover that the safety sensor were installed in a wrong way, or against the law.
If you install the garage operator by doing it yourself, or if you are using a local handy man instead of a trained and professional garage door technician in New York, make sure that the safety sensors (And the garage door operator installation) is being performed correctly. If you are not sure, contact a local garage door company in Woodland Hills to come and fix the door.
Someone moved the safety sensor
This is a common problem, which can also prevent the garage operator from closing the door. The best thing to do is to make sure that the safety sensors are facing each other, like every garage door with safety sensors should be. If you can’t get the operator to close the garage again, contact a garage door technician Woodland Hillsfor assistance.
The safety sensors are supposed to face each other, and depend on the brand of garage operator you are using, there supposed to be lights that indicate that everything is ok with the sensors. Sometime it can be simply be a lose screw that got lose over the years, and does not hold the safety sensor anymore. In that case just screwing it tightly back into place can solve the problem.
The cable that connect the sensor cut
Many people in Los Angeles put their gardening tools and their cleaning tools next to the garage door track. And this is where the garage safety sensor is installed. The result is that many times they accidently cut the wire, and the safety sensor does not close the door. If you own a Lift Master Opener, you can read this fix it yourself post, and learn how to troubleshoot garage door safety sensor. For any other type of garage opener service, you can watch online Videos that tech how to troubleshoot a garage door, or use a local repairman.
In general, we can say that Liftmaster safety sensors are strong enough, and it is not surprising to find garage door safety sensors in Woodland Hills made by Liftmaster, and that were installed 20 years ago. We carry with us safety sensors for all types of garage door operators in Los Angeles and we can make any garage door operator in LA working again today.
Lift Master Safety Sensors
It is no secret that the Liftmaster garage operators are strong and reliable, and the preferred brand when it comes to garage door operator installation in Los Angeles New York. And just like other garage door operators, Liftmaster garage operators also come with safety sensors. The Liftmaster safety sensors can also be the cause for garage door issues, and when they are not installed properly, or if someone moved the safety sensor, they can prevent your overhead door in Los Angeles from closing all the way. If you experiencing issues closing a garage door that operate with Lift Master garage operator, you may want to check out an article written by MY Garage Doors about Lift Master garage door operator troubleshoot. If you are still unable to fix the problem, you can always contact us for same day garage door service in Woodland Hills.
Safety sensors replacement Los Angeles
Sometime the safety sensor cannot be fixed, and need to be replaced with new set of safety sensors. We at All Los Angeles Garage Doors prefer to replace everything that included in the safety sensors kit including the wires that connect the safety sensors to the garage operator. It can happen if someone accidently broke the safety sensors, after hitting one of them with a car or with bicycle. Or sometime the safety sensors need to be replaced due to water damage. The important thing is not to use the door remotely until the safety sensors will be repaired or replaced.
It can be a commercial garage door repairs in Tarzana, or a residential garage door repair in West Hills, the important thing is to fix the safety sensors before the door can be used again. For same day garage door safety sensors repair in Los Angeles, you can contact us. We carry with us safety sensors for different garage doors in Los Angeles, and for different brands like Lift Master operators, Amarr door, Clopay doors, Wayne Dalton and others. There is no garage door issue we can’t fix, and safety sensors is a garage door problem we are dealing with every day while servicing garage doors in Los Angeles County.
Emergency garage door service Woodland Hills
The technicians of MY Garage Doors know that there is never good time for a problem with the garage door. Sometime you can’t open the door early in the morning, when you need to get your car out of the garage, and sometime you can’t close the door after you parked the car in the garage. To help you get the door repaired ASAP, we have emergency garage door service Woodland Hills Los Angeles, to help you get your garage door working again as soon as possible.
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