Please note, the federal law demand, the every automated garage door, should include a reversing safety feature, which will protect the person or an object which will be placed at the garage door or rolling gate path while the door is closing. Again, this is not an option, it is by the law, who come to protect you, a member of your family, a pet, your car, or any other object which may be located at the entrance to your garage when the door is closing. Whether it is an automated garage door in Queens, or a garage door Brooklyn, they both should include a safety feature, such as the safety sensors, which should never be ignored, and should be correctly installed in order for your garage door to work properly.
Safety sensors troubleshooting
There are many possibilities, which can cause a garage door sensor to stop working: From a safety sensor which was misplaced, to a safety sensor which is broken or damaged, to a cut wire, which doesn’t signal the garage door motor that everything is ok, and it is safe to close the garage door. If your garage door sensor is broken or damaged, your garage door motor won’t close the door, and no matter how many times you are going to try and close it using the remote control, you will get the sane result: the door will only partly close, and then reverse to open position. The reason for that, is that the safety sensors signal the motor that something is wrong, and closing the garage door may hurt someone or something.
The safety sensors are there to protect!
There is only one correct way to install safety sensors. And you must always remember one important thing: The safety sensors are there to protect you. You may never need them and they may be the reason for garage door issues, but that one time when the safety sensors will protect you, your car, a member of your family or even your pet when it will pass at the door’s path when it is closing, worth the having them!
How NOT to install safety sensors
Last week, one of our overhead door technicians in New York replaced a broken garage door opener. When he inspected the old opener, he was surprised to learn that the old garage door opener was installed in a way which is both dangerous and illegal!
Wrong way to install safety sensors!
Solving the sensor problem DIY
Before we start, we would like to make it clear, that every garage door problem, whether it is a garage door in Scarsdale, or a garage door Stamford, should be repaired by a licensed and trained garage door technician, who can repair the problem, and make sure that the garage door is safe for use.
Garage door safety sensor repair
A garage door safety sensor repair is a simple job, and it can be performed by any trained garage door tech. A good opportunity to check the garage door safety sensors, and to make sure they are working properly, and that the garage door is safe to use, is to perform a safety check, which is usually performed during the garage door maintenance. If you asked someone to perform a garage door maintenance for you, ask him to perform a safety check for the safety sensors, and by that make sure that the garage door is safe for use.
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