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Light on sensor won't come on, hence the door won't close. Unit is five years old

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As you probably know the sensor must be pointed at each other for both lights to come on. If tweaking them doesn't work you most likely have a sensor that has failed. Just double check the wiring to that sensor and make sure it hasn't been broken or disconnected.

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