Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 36
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by koakshal Easy fix if you are handy
After 15 years of trouble-free service, my 1997 Safe-T-Beam sensor intermittently prevented the door from closing. The red LED on the STB transmitter module would blink 4 times, pause, and repeat, indicating the transmitter was not sending pulses to the receiver module across the garage. You can override the STB system by pushing and holding the wall control button until the door is completely closed, but it is much more satisfying (and much safer) to fix the problem. You can certainly replace the sensors using this kit. Or, armed with a Phillips screwdriver and a soldering iron, you can easily fix the transmitter instead of sending it to the landfill (I mean recycle it, of course!). In my case, the problem was the solder holding the IR LED (infrared light emitting diode) pins to the circuit board inside the transmitter module had cracked, probably from 15 years of thermal stress. Follow these steps to fix this problem. 1)Remove 2 screws to open the transmitter module. 2)Remove the screw holding the circuit board in place. 3)Remove the circuit board and locate the IR LED, which is the clear plastic bulb pointed at the lens. 4)Flip the board over and locate the IR LED mounting pins. The cracked solder is easily visible with a magnifying glass. 5)Re-solder the pins to the circuit board. 6)Reassemble the module and enjoy 15 more years of service!
January 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jankdc Works great with an old Genie. Easy to install. Does not come with wire, but you can reuse the old wire.
I have an old screw drive opener from the 90's and this worked just fine. I had the old square sensors and this was a fine replacement. Couple of tips: It doesn't come with wire, but for most people reusing the old wire works just fine. The new brackets lined up perfectly with the old brackets. I just reused the old screws and I didn't need to fiddle with it. They lined up perfectly. It was an easy install and should be within reach of anyone.
Tools that you will need: screwdriver. Tools that you may need: ladder to unplug the motor (you can also flip the breaker off), wire cutter (any cheap ones will do), wire stripper (you can use a knife in a pinch-careful not to cut the wire), pencil (to mark pilot holes), drill and small bit.
October 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HomeOwner Replacement Kit works Great!
Old unit having trouble closing in the sun light, replaced with new units and works great.
October 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mtnbb10 Great service
Paint is easy to apply. Covers in one coat and dries quick.
September 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bthomas7 hard winter replacement
Easy enough to break, built to be near the floor, hard to locate to a safe place for the switch. The new style is much improved over the older type which slides off the bracket.
March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by willie Safety Beam Replacement
This was an easy to install replacement for my 17 year old garage opener system. It was easy to find on line, almost immediately available at the store and only took minutes to install. A great shopping experience.
August 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eddie Just needed to replace old ones
The old square ones were about worn out, and after one particularly contentious episode with them, they went into the trash and I went to Home Depot, after calling the opener company for advice. The replacements were in an updated shape, and were easy to simply fasten to the extant brackets, check the aim and I was "back in business." Good product and updated replacement to the original by the same company.
July 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Consumer Compatible with Overhead Garage products
I had overhead garage Python 2 model OHG800. My garage door was not closing completely and reverses just no reason. I cleaned sensors, I adjusted them too. Green LED is on, RED is On, no issues. When I try to close it green LED blinks randomly, seems there is a wire connection issue or sensor issue. I called Overhead garage number it directly goes to your local distributor. Overhead Garage Company doesn't sell or support their products directly; seems you have to go thru their distributor system. I called Overhead garage corporate number; surprisingly it went to Genie support center. I came to know they both are sister companies. So I save lot of money by buying compatible spare parts. Overhead Garage sensor kit is over 100 dollars and you have to buy from local distributor.
My point is this sensor kit compatible with most of the Overhead garage products. Call Genie customer support they can check for you.
Hopefully this will help people like me.
December 15, 2014