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I want to jumper out the photo sensors for my Chamberlain system

I have no kids or dogs but lots of leaves to continually break the sensor
beam. I'd rather just jumper out the system so that the mechanism believes it has 'beam complete' all of the time.

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The photo eyes can't be jumpered to my knowedge. some poeple do however mount them together at powerhead

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One sensor should always be yellow, the other should be SOLID green.
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TEST: If the door closes completely by pressing and holding down the wall pad button, you have a sensor problem.

Check to make sure the are aimed properly at each other.
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if you obstruct the photo eye does the light flash ?

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