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    Garage door sensors

    Is it common for them to go out? We've had issues with it thinking there was something blocking the door before, but adjusted it out of it. Now the door will only go about two feet, and then stops and blinks. It won't travel all the way back up either. The red light on the one sensor is lit, and will blink when you pass your hand in front of it.

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    Re: Garage door sensors

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Is it common for them to go out? We've had issues with it thinking there was something blocking the door before, but adjusted it out of it. Now the door will only go about two feet, and then stops and blinks. It won't travel all the way back up either. The red light on the one sensor is lit, and will blink when you pass your hand in front of it.

    Any ideas?
    What brand of opener do you have?



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    Re: Garage door sensors

    Stanley model D1000-A07



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    Re: Garage door sensors

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Stanley model D1000-A07
    I will PM you.



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    Re: Garage door sensors

    Secret garage door stuff? Now I've seen everything.



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    Re: Garage door sensors

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Secret garage door stuff? Now I've seen everything.
    No. I manage a garage door business. You don't need to be bored with my comments.



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    Re: Garage door sensors

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Is it common for them to go out? We've had issues with it thinking there was something blocking the door before, but adjusted it out of it. Now the door will only go about two feet, and then stops and blinks. It won't travel all the way back up either. The red light on the one sensor is lit, and will blink when you pass your hand in front of it.

    Any ideas?
    My first guess would be a short in the wiring. I would go to the hardware store and get some bell wire, it is cheap, and run a new line from the opener to the sensor. If that fixes the problem then you can just leave the new wire hooked up and neatly staple it to your walls/ceiling.

    In addition to this there is a screw that fine tunes how far up/down your door goes. If you don't have your owner's manual I'll bet you could find it online. I kind of doubt this is the problem though, from the behavior you've described it sounds like it's related to the sensor.



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    Re: Garage door sensors

    Quote Originally Posted by TruClone View Post
    No. I manage a garage door business. You don't need to be bored with my comments.
    You never know, it might help someone else out as well



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    Re: Garage door sensors

    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    You never know, it might help someone else out as well
    Ok, if anyone has a Stanley garage door opener they are no longer made. Parts are hard to come by so replacing the unit is a good choice.



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    Re: Garage door sensors

    Don't most doors have a sensitivity setting? Mine is so old (I think the brand is lift-a-door) that the only thing it has is this screw/bolt at the bottom with spring on it that is a clutch adjustment that I have to play with every few months when my door starts doing this and I don't even have the little sensors near the bottom of the doorway.


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    Re: Garage door sensors

    Quote Originally Posted by TruClone View Post
    Ok, if anyone has a Stanley garage door opener they are no longer made. Parts are hard to come by so replacing the unit is a good choice.
    On some models, can't you just unplug the sensors from the main unit?


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    Re: Garage door sensors

    This sounds stupid, but try unplugging the unit, wait a few seconds, then plug it back in.

    I had a similar problem and was told that the unit may need to be reset. It worked for me. The Ctrl-Alt-Del of garage doors!


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    Re: Garage door sensors

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnhicks03 View Post
    On some models, can't you just unplug the sensors from the main unit?
    NO, if they have photo eyes they must be used. They will not work without them.



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    Re: Garage door sensors

    So not to derail the thread, but if I have a keypad on the outside of my door and before when I pressed a number, it lit up while you pressed the other 3 digits opening/closing the door. Now the light is on sometimes, off sometimes and as time goes on the odds get greater and greater if I can get the thing to work.

    I have replaced the batteries a couple times thinking that was the problem but appears to have nothing to do with my problem?



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    Re: Garage door sensors

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    So not to derail the thread, but if I have a keypad on the outside of my door and before when I pressed a number, it lit up while you pressed the other 3 digits opening/closing the door. Now the light is on sometimes, off sometimes and as time goes on the odds get greater and greater if I can get the thing to work.

    I have replaced the batteries a couple times thinking that was the problem but appears to have nothing to do with my problem?
    Probably time to replace the keypad, they do go bad eventually.



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