Garage door opener won't close when sunny

golfer1512March 14, 2010

The opener is a Overhead model 496cd/b and won't close recently when early morning sun shines on the door. It works okay when not sunnny , go figure. Do I need new sensors it is 9 yrs old ? Thanks

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rustyj14(W/PA)

Well, ya could give the garage a quarter turn-might fix it! And, yes, some new sensors might help, maybe only one.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2010 at 1:35PM
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baymee(LehighValleyPA)

Maybe you have those lights at the bottom sides of the door to make the door go up if someone tries to walk under the door when it's closing. The sunlight could be tricking the sensors to indicate someone walking past them.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2010 at 8:43PM
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yungman

tape a piece of carboard to shield the lens from direct sunlight and see what happen.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2010 at 4:00AM
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don_1_2006

I've heard the cardboard tube inside a roll of toilet tissue will work for this problem.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2010 at 12:18PM
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yungman

Best idea of the day.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2010 at 3:20AM
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stripped_threads

Reverse them, put the sender where the reciver is and reciever where the sender is.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2010 at 10:39AM
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