How to Align Your Safety Eyes if Your Garage Door Won’t Close

The first thing to check when your garage door won’t close is the garage’s photo eyes, also known as safety eyes. Safety eye sensors help prevent cars and pedestrians from getting hit by a garage door—the door automatically stops closing if something is in its way or hindering its operation.

Some possible reasons why your garage door safety eyes might not be functioning properly include:

  • Out of alignment
  • Off track
  • Wiring problems
  • Obstructions to the sensors caused by dirt, spider webs, leaves, etc.
  • Garage clutter

It’s very easy to fix or adjust your garage door’s safety eyes on your own without having to call in for service. This video will show you the most common instances, as well as instructions on how to properly align your safety eyes for Liftmaster, Chamberlain, Sears, Genie, Precision & Marantec brand garage door openers.