Adjusting misaligned garage door sensors is a relatively straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you realign them:

  1. Identify the Problem: Determine which sensor is misaligned or causing the issue. Look for any obvious signs of misalignment or obstruction.
  2. Check Alignment: Ensure that both sensors are facing each other directly and are mounted at the same height. Use a level to confirm that they are aligned horizontally.
  3. Clean Sensors: Dirt, dust, or debris on the sensors can interfere with their operation. Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the sensor lenses thoroughly.
  4. Loosen Mounting Hardware: Most garage door sensors are mounted on brackets that allow for adjustment. Loosen the mounting screws or bolts on the misaligned sensor to allow for movement.
  5. Adjust Sensor Position: Gently move the misaligned sensor until it is properly aligned with the other sensor. Ensure that the infrared beam emitted from one sensor aligns with the receiver on the other sensor.
  6. Tighten Mounting Hardware: Once the sensor is correctly aligned, tighten the mounting screws or bolts to secure it in place. Use a level again to confirm that the sensor is still aligned horizontally.
  7. Test Operation: Test the garage door to ensure that it closes properly without any interruptions or reversals. If the door operates smoothly and closes without issues, the sensors are properly aligned.
  8. Make Fine Adjustments: If necessary, make fine adjustments to the sensor alignment to ensure optimal performance. Small adjustments may be needed to achieve the perfect alignment.
  9. Secure Wiring: After adjusting the sensors, make sure that any wiring or cables are properly secured and not pinched or damaged.
  10. Repeat if Necessary: If the issue persists or if the sensors continue to malfunction, repeat the alignment process and double-check for any obstructions or other factors affecting their operation.

By following these steps, you should be able to adjust misaligned garage door sensors and restore proper functionality to your garage door system. If you encounter any difficulties or if the problem persists, consider giving Garage Doors & More a call at 479-250-2069 for further assistance.

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