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Garage Door Spring Repair
SpringDon't risk injury attempting a DIY garage door spring repair. These components operate under extreme tensions that make them incredibly dangerous when mishandled. Our technicians undergo extensive training to safely replace torsion and extension springs with corrosion-resistant, manufacturer-approved components precisely matched to your door's size and weight requirements. More on Spring Repair Service
Garage Door Opener Repair
OpenerFrom logic control board failures to sensor misalignment issues, our certified opener repair experts quickly restore functionality across all major brands including LiftMaster, Genie, Chamberlain and more. We diagnose the root cause, repair or replace components as needed, and can upgrade you to new openers with smart features like battery backup. More on Opener Repair Service
Garage Door Cable Repair
Frayed or damaged cables create a serious safety hazard - the risk of your heavy garage door crashing down in an uncontrolled freefall. Our team repairs issues with both torsion drum cables and extension spring lift cables. We utilize heavy-duty galvanized steel aircraft cables and cycle cables engineered for minimal deflection and maximum load strength. More on Cable Repair Service
Garage Door Sensor Repair
Those auto-reverse safety sensors prevent injuries, but dust, wiring problems or electrical interference can disable them. We realign sensors to conform with safety standards, repair wiring channels, and install new infrared or laser sensor eyes when replacement is most cost-effective. Expect reliable doorstrike prevention. More on Sensor Repair Service
Garage Door Roller Repair
When cracks, freezing or deformation hampers your door's rollers, it creates concerning noise and binding issues that accelerate component wear over time. Our techs inspect every roller, replacing problematic units with premium nylon or case-hardened steel rollers from trusted brands that meet DASMA standards. More on Roller Repair Service
Garage Door Off-Track Repair
A door veering off track is a serious situation - attempting to force it can allow the entire door to freefall. Our experts safely detach the door, realign tracks with laser levels, adjust all components, and make any necessary track replacements using heavy-duty galvanized steel components for lasting geometry. More on Off-Track Repair Service
Gate Repair Services
For homeowners needing reliable gate repair in Chino Hills, our specialists service all types including swing, slide, overhead and vertical pivot models. We replace failed wheels, hinges, chains and opener systems with premium components from manufacturers like LiftMaster. Expect long-lasting, secure operation. More on Gate Repair Service

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Garage Door Sensor Repair Chino Hills

As a homeowner, you do everything possible to keep your family safe and secure, right? Well, those often overlooked garage door sensors play a vital role in that mission. Properly functioning sensors help prevent injuries or damage from that heavy garage door accidentally slamming down on kids, pets, or anything in its path.

At Garage Door Repair Chino Hills, we understand just how important working sensors are for safe operation. That’s why we offer comprehensive garage door sensor repair and replacement services using the latest technologies from trusted brands. If your sensors seem out of whack, a quick call to our team at (877) 980-6397 ensures they’ll be back in tip-top shape fast!

The Garage Door Sensor Varieties We Service

Over the decades, several different sensor designs have emerged to reliably detect obstructions and automatically reverse your garage door’s travel if needed. Our certified technicians are experts across all types, including:

Infrared Door Sensors

The most common variety found on modern garage doors. These self-contained units create an invisible infrared beam across the door’s path, reversing the door’s direction if the beam is interrupted. Safety sensors like LiftMaster’s 41A6357-1 sets are compact yet reliable.

Photocell Sensors

Similar principle to infrared sensors, but using a focused beam of light rather than invisible IR wavelengths. Units like Chamberlain’s 801CB photocells mount in a sender/receiver configuration for obstruction detection across the opening.

Laser Sensors

For advanced safety, laser sensor systems like Liftmaster’s Laser Park Assist use precision beams to not only detect objects but also project visible parking guides on the garage floor. More expensive but very effective.

Rolling Switch Sensors

Installed inside the garage door’s bottom rail, these switch sensors trigger reversal whenever the door’s edge encounters an obstruction on its travel path. An alternative to exterior sensor eye designs.

Beyond understanding all sensor technologies, our techs also receive extensive training repairing ancillary components like anomaly alarms, interconnect wiring, signal transmission problems and more.

Signs Your Garage Door Sensors Need Professional Repair

Being able to quickly recognize indications of sensor issues is key for safety – and calling in a trained professional at the first sign of trouble is always advisable. Some red flags to watch for include:

  • The door failing to automatically reverse during its down cycle when objects, people or pets are in its path
  • Sensors appear misaligned, obstructed by debris/ice buildup or have dim/flickering LED lights
  • The sensors make no audible clicks when something passes through the beam
  • Your garage door randomly reverses direction without any apparent reason

While sometimes the fix is as simple as realigning or cleaning the units, these symptoms frequently indicate a more serious internal problem. That’s where our garage door experts at Repair Chino Hills shine – rapidly identifying root causes and implementing lasting repairs!

Our Comprehensive Sensor Repair Process

When you call our team regarding any sensor concerns, here’s what our proven repair process looks like:

  1. We carefully inspect the sensors first-hand, checking for obstructions, frayed wiring, power issues and any signs of damage.
  2. Using multi-meters and circuit testers, we pinpoint electrical problems like control board failures, transmission shorts, etc.
  3. Lenses are thoroughly cleaned while components like receiver boards or LED transmitters showing wear are swapped out.
  4. We readjust the sensors’ alignment and spacing to conform with the manufacturer’s specifications – typically no higher than 6″ off the ground.
  5. Any faulty wiring is repaired and secured in protective raceways per code requirements.
  6. Finally, we put the entire sensor system through operational testing to validate consistent, reliable performance before wrapping up.

Throughout the repair process, our technicians wear proper personal protective equipment and ensure doors remain safely disabled to prevent potential injury risks.

Troubleshooting Garage Door Sensors At Home: Know Your Limits!

While there are some quick, basic sensor-related troubleshooting steps homeowners can safely attempt on their own, remember that your safety is the top priority. We recommend erring on the side of caution and deferring to professional repair services like ours whenever you encounter issues beyond these simple steps:

  • Clearing away any obstructions like debris, mud or ice buildup in the path between the sensor units.
  • Using a soft cloth to gently clean the lenses, LEDs and areas around the sensors.
  • Making easy realignment adjustments by loosening wing nuts to square up the beam path again. Use a piece of cardboard or pole to test continuity.
  • Checking wire connections, cables and power sources for signs of damage.

However, more intensive sensor repair issues like frayed wiring runs, circuit board replacements, damaged components or complete sensor installation requires extensive training and specialized tools.

Why Choose Garage Door Repair Chino Hills

When it comes to reliable, professional garage door sensor repair services in Chino Hills, our company stands out from the competition for several key reasons:

  • Certified Garage Sensor Technicians
  • Maximum 2 Hour Response Times
  • Emergency 24/7 Scheduling
  • Same Day Sensor Repairs
  • Upfront Pricing, No Surprises
  • Open Weekends & Holidays
  • Trusted Community Reputation

If you notice any concerns with your garage door’s sensor system, give Garage Door Repair Chino Hills a call at (877) 980-6397 right away. We’ll dispatch a certified technician to accurately diagnose the problem and quickly restore proper, secure operation you can count on.

Our scheduling flexibility, honest pricing practices, and commitment to getting repairs done right the first time have made us Chino Hills’ go-to garage door experts for years.

FAQs on Garage Door Sensor Repair

How do I know if my sensor issues are electrical or just need realignment? Dim/flickering LED lights often indicate electrical problems like wiring shorts, while unresponsive sensors that don’t click may just need simple realignment. But it’s safest to have an expert diagnose the root cause.

How much does typical garage door sensor repair cost? Basic alignment jobs may only cost $75-150 while more intensive repairs replacing sensors, wiring or circuit boards can run $150-300+ depending on what’s needed.

How often do garage door sensors need to be replaced? Quality sensor units from trusted brands can last 15-20+ years with basic care and protection from weather exposure. But heavy damage/fraying or technological obsolescence sometimes necessitates full sensor replacements.

Is it safe to keep using my garage door if the sensors are malfunctioning? No, disabling or bypassing faulty safety sensors is extremely dangerous! These components play a vital role preventing potential injuries or damage from an uncontrolled heavy door closing.

What causes garage door sensors to break or misalign frequently? Exposure to moisture, insects/pest damage to wiring, ground settling that shifts sensor positions, power surges/shorts, and physical impacts can all contribute to chronic sensor troubles.