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ricky8

06:49PM | 07/10/10
Member Since: 07/09/10
2 lifetime posts
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I have a 15 year old sears 1/2 hp garage door opener.

The glass is broken on 1 of the electric eyes I have mounted a couple of inched from the garage floor...I want to disable the electric eye system until I can replace the broken eye.....the only way i can close the door right now is to pull the disconnect lever or hold the wall button in until the door is all the way closed....cannot close with the remote. I have tried to cut the wires on both eyes and twist both sides together thinking that will bypass but it does not work

is there a way??

thanks in advance !!

Handyman

06:14AM | 07/12/10
Member Since: 11/18/98
188 lifetime posts
I don't think anyone is going to tell you how to disable one of the primary safety devices on your garage door.

If they did they could be setting themselves up for a liability law suit.

Pull the release and use the garage door as a manual system until you get it repaired. (remember you will need to lock it)

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ricky8

10:08AM | 07/12/10
Member Since: 07/09/10
2 lifetime posts
damn never thought of that....lawsuits!.....forgot you can never ask q like this were actual names are....thanks for the reply....i have other resources to get what I need
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