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Installed new opener and everything worked properly. 2days later the safety sensor doesn't work. The amber and green lights are not lit and the door won't go down. This is a Chamberiain 1/2 hp chain drive. The blinking indicator says it's the safety sensor. Did they short out or did a circut board go?

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If you haven't yet, double check the wiring on the back of the motor unit. A wire could have broken or just come loose. If your opener is new it will be in warranty.

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