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Why The Garage Door Sensor is Yellow

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Here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair, one of our customer’s most asked questions is “why does my garage door sensor have a yellow light?” More often than not, our customers believe it is because something is wrong with their door. Fortunately, every one of them has one yellow light, but there are some things you need to look out for. 

Why Is the Garage Door Sensor Yellow?

On most garage door opener models, you will notice two different lights, one green and one yellow. The yellow (or in some cases amber) light is the sending sensor.  This device will permanently light yellow to let you know it is sending a signal. 

The green light is the receiving sensor. This one receives a signal from the sending sensor, allowing the garage door to open or close or interrupt the process if something is in the way. The receiving will light green once it is aligned properly with the sending. 

Possible Issues

If you’re having garage door issues, and notice something other than the standard green and yellow lights on your opener, then there may be something wrong with your sensors. Typically, these issues can be solved by simply realigning the sensors. Sometimes, however, they may require professional assistance. 

Here are some signs that something is wrong with your sensors:

No Green Light

If the receiving sensor is not transmitting a green light check the alignment of your sensors. More often than not, this is due to the receiving sensor not receiving a signal from the sending sensor. Make sure that the two sensors are aligned with one another and there are no objects obstructing their line of view. 

The Receiver Sensor Is Blinking

This is another sign that the sensors may not be aligned properly or that one of the sensor eyes are dirty. A common mistake amongst homeowners is failing to regularly clean the sending receivers sending eye. If dirty, this can lead to the receiver sensor failing to pick up a signal. 

There Are Two Yellow Lights

If both sensors are lighting up yellow then you have two receiving sensors. This is an uncommon occurrence but we have seen it happen. If this is the case, it’s best to contact your garage door manufacturer to report the issue. 

We Can Help With Garage Door Opener Issues

If you have realigned your garage door sensors and are still experiencing difficulties, it may be time to call a professional. Further issues typically mean there is a problem with the wiring. While you can work on this yourself, it may be cumbersome to the untrained eye. 

We can fix the problem for you in no time at all. Our technicians will run tests to get to the source of your issues, rather it is the opener or another part of your garage door. Give our team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair Services a call. We work around the clock for our customers! 

You Can Trust Us for the Job

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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