Wiring Garage Door Sensors

How to wire your garage door opener?

Tools you need

  • Screw Driver
  • Hammer
  • Drill
An example picture of Garage Door System

Method

  • Attach the wire to sensors as needed. Make sure to attach the wires to their respective nodes.
  • Use drill to make a hole in the wall where you want to fix your sensors
  • Now, take the wire to the main door opener system.
  • Put the wire in their respective nodes.

How to setup settings or garage door sensor?

  • After setting up things now press on the middle button of the main garage door sensor, it will make a “beep” sound.
  • Now press and hold the button located above on the unit, hold it until where you want your garage door to be opened.
  • Once you get you point where you want your door to be, press the middle button again the light will blink confirming that your settings have been saved.
  • Now, press ad hold on the down button where you want your garage door to be closed, once you finished press the middle button the light will blink confirming the changes saved.

If you get into your car, take it out from your garage and press the button to close the garage door but you get 10 flashes on garage light and the garage door does not close.

What does 10 flashes mean?

The 10 flashes indicate the issue with your safety sensors. Safety sensors are commonly being used in garage door locks and are a very vital part of them.

Safety sensors make the garage door stop closing if something is in the way between the doors.

For example: If your pet dog comes in the way of the door, while it is closing the safety sensors will make the door stop closing as soon as it senses someone in its way.

How to trouble shoot the safety sensors?

Step 1 (Adjustment, Cleaning, Checking for Signal)

  • Make sure the sensors are getting power
  • Make sure the sensor is fixed firmly with its base and is pointed towards the receiving end.
  • Use a tissue or any other soft material to clean the sensor lens.
  • On the receiver end, make sure the receiver is receiving the signal from the sensor.
  • If the light on the receiver is on, it means the receiver is working and is getting the signal from the sensor.
  • You can adjust the receiver, make it right in front of the sensors sending the signal.
  • Make sure to clean the lens with tissue.

Step 2 (Checking the Wire)

  • Turn on the system and do try to disturb different parts of wires and try to see whether the current power is fluctuating or not?
  • This will help you to determine if you are having issues with the wiring.
  • Make sure all the connections are properly made underwire nuts. There should be no loose connection.
  • Examine both sender and receiver wires as mentioned in the above steps.
  • Make sure the power is being provided to the system through wires without any distortion.
  • Now, check the garage door opener unit, make sure wires are attached to proper terminals.
  • Avoid loose connections.

Step 3 (Checking if the sensors are working or not?)

  • Setup the sensors in front of each other at very a low distance.
  • Plugin the sensors directly to the garage door opener unit and test the sensors.
  • If, now the sensors are working fine. It means you might have an issue with your original/underground wiring.
  • Or if even now the sensors are not working properly, that means you need to change your sensors.

Garage Door Sensors – All You Need to Know


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