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How do you bypass sensors for craftsman garage door opener

The sensors won't align - one is blinking green and the other is steady amber - the wall pad if held down will close the door, but you cannot just tap it or the remotes won't close it at all. We were hoping to just disconnect the wires to the sensors, but it still won't close all the way unless we hold the wall device until the door is completely shut. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • my kids Apr 26, 2008

    I dont want to use the sensors at all-how can I by pass them? Thanks

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The sensors are safety features so the door won't close on someone. When you hold the wall button down it's over riding the sensors, therefore it works when you hold down the button but will not work when you tap it or use the remote. Line up the photo cells so they stop blinking. If they're blinking they think something is in the way...hence not closing. If you can't get them to line up and stop blinking one may be defective. Contact the manufacturer and see if you can purchase a replacement set. They usually aren't too expensive, maybe $20/$40.

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So, are you saying that you think the sensors are defective and they aren't detecting each other? If so, you should probably let craftsman know and ask them for a replacement.

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