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Craftsman Sensor Problems

Posted by pkoost (My Page) on
Wed, May 23, 07 at 13:20

I'm sure you have received many previous threads similar to this, and after reading them I still cant find my answer.

I have a 1/2 hp Craftsman garage opener, approximately 7 to 8 years old

The problem I am currently facing is with the sensors. I tried disconnecting the sensor wires, which i soon found out would not fix anything, as the garage door opener will not operate without the sensors. My sensor lights will not light up

I checked the wire to make sure its not loose or anything, and am under the assumption that the sensors may be bad.

I also reset the opener by unplugging it and plugging it back in. That did not fix the problem. I tried to the best of my abilities to align the sensors if they may be off a bit, is there any proper way to try aligning them?

I can close the garage by pressing down on the garage door button until it is fully closed then releasing, although my garage will not close via the garage remote.
Could someone help me please? really need my door to work!


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RE: Craftsman Sensor Problems

The sensor wires must be connected correctly for them to work. The 2 solid white wires go to terminal 2 and the 2 white wires with the black tracer go to terminal 3. You need to also make sure the wires are not broken anywhere. Alignment is not all that hard if they are working. You just watch the small lights. If the above is all okay I suspect your sensors are bad.

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