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Quick & simple fix to stop the sun from confusing your garage door sensor.

Recently our garage door started being really finicky. It’d start to close, then go right backup as if something tripped the sensor. Turns out something was; the sun.

To fix it, I simply took a paint stir stick that I found in my garage and placed it on top of the sensor making sure the sensor lens was completely in the shadow. Fix time, 10 seconds.

Fix Garage Door Sensor

It’s worked like a charm every day for the past month. No more confused garage door.

Don’t have a stir stick? Then place anything on it to give your sensor a shadow. Just make sure to test the system after you place something on top of the sensor. We don’t want to disable it, just keep the sun out of its eyes.

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