Agarage door opener uses photo eyes as safety devices to prevent damage or injury when the door is operated. If something gets in the path of the invisible beam between the photo eyes as the door is closing, the opener will stop closing and will reverse operation. If this happens follow the steps below to align the photo eyes. They should not be blinking at all. If you can not get this to work please give us a call @ 832-928-4407 & we will gladly help you in anyway we can or visit or website & make an appointment online www.woodlandsgaragedoor.com
1. Push the wall control button to open the garage door
2. Locate the photo eyes on each side of the garage door opening. The photo eyes mount on the outside of the door tracks towards the floor. They are usually black in color and will have small green or red LED lights.
3. Monitor the LED lights on the photo eyes watch for blinking lights. When one of the eyes is not working, or if there is an alignment problem, the LED lights will not be lit or will be blinking. They should be a solid color. If the lights are a solid color & not blinking push the wall unit or remote & see if the door closes. If it does you just fixed your problem. If not follow the steps below.
4. Check the connection of the wires to each of the photo eyes. The wire connects on the back of each eye with a slip-in connector. Pull the connector out with your finger and push the connector back into each eye. If the LED lights are now lit, the door will operate. If the LED lights are still unlit, more adjustments are necessary
5. Use a soft dry cloth to clean the lenses on both photo eyes. Sometimes dirt, dust and debris will obstruct the safety beam
6. Bend one of the photo eyes to attempt to realign the beam. Most often the photo eye has been hit or may misalign itself through normal door use. Grab the photo eye bracket and attempt to bend it slightly until the LED light is lit.
If none of these adjustments do not solve the problem, call The Woodlands Garage Door Service. The problem could be faulty photo eyes or a problem within the control board inside the door-opener motor
1. Find the “Learn” or “Learn Code” button on your garage door opener’s main overhead unit. This button may be found on the sides or bottom or back of the unit ( Usually Green, Purple, Or Red Button)
2. Depress and release the “Learn” or “Learn Code” button on the overhead unit. Look for a flashing light indicator or listen for a beep to confirm that the garage door opener unit has entered the programming mode
3. Decide which garage door remote button you want to use to control your garage door. Depress and release that button within 30 seconds of pressing the “Learn” or “Learn Code” button
4. Wait for the LED indicator to go out or listen for a beep to confirm the garage door opener remote programming. Press the button on the remote once then again & your remote should work
If you have any questions or concerns please give us a call
Tip : Always remember if your electricity goes off during a storm & you need out of your house pull the red emergency release rope and slowly open the garage door. To attach back simply put release lever back in original position and you can manually push the garage door back towards it until you hear a click. You should then be able to operate your garage door. If your door has not been serviced in a while please call us @ 832-928-4407 or you may schedule an appointment online for your convenience as we offer a $42.50 garage door tune up
Your garage door is the largest and heaviest moving object in your home.
It can cause injury or even death if damaged or misused
The Woodlands Garage Door Service wants to make sure that you and your family know how to operate and maintain your garage door system safely at all times
You are the key to garage door safety
Here are 10 things everyone in your household should know about garage door safety. It’s a good idea to review these with everyone in your household from time to time – especially children.
The garage door and garage door opener are not toys. They are dangerous if misused, and can cause serious injury or even death.
Children should never be allowed to play with the garage door or its operating system. Children should never stand, run or play under or near any garage door, especially when the door is open or moving.
Adults should not allow children access to the remote controls or push button wall controls for garage door opener systems; these should be kept out of reach of children. The push button wall control for a garage door operating system should be mounted at least five feet off the floor, out of the reach of children.
Never stand or walk under a moving garage door. Never try to enter or exit the garage by racing under a moving garage door.
When opening or closing the garage door, always keep the door in view until the door is fully opened or fully closed. Make certain that no adults, children or animals try to enter or exit while the door is closing.
Keep fingers and hands away from door sections when the door is opening or closing to avoid injury.
Keep your garage door properly maintained to keep it operating safely. Annual maintenance by a trained service technician is recommended. There are other tests and maintenance tasks that you can perform.
Remember that your garage door opener uses electricity, which can shock or kill if mishandled. Service should be performed by a trained service technician.
Never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables. These are under extreme tension and can cause severe injury or even death. These are best repaired by our trained service technician
If someone has backed into the garage door (yes, it does happen – all of us are in a hurry at one time or another even I have backed into my garage door), it’s a good idea to have the door inspected and/or repaired by our trained service technician. Even if the door doesn’t appear to be severely damaged, the operating system may have become misaligned and wear prematurely, creating what could be a dangerous environment