Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 30
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 Sunnyplace Easy to install
These sensors were super easy to install with the same mounting locations as old ones. Also, the wire connection polarity did not matter, so there was no need to keep track of (+) or (-) wiring.
December 30, 2014
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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bthomas 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 cowboy99 Easy reset solved my problem.
One of my safety sensors would not light up. I was ready to replace them when I came across this suggestion on another site: Unplug your garage door opener motor head from outlet and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Sometimes these sensors just need to reset.
It worked for me!
May 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by homerepairnut Wow
Our two car garage door sensor sensitivity level was off the charts (about 20 years old) and finally just started flashing red no matter what. I was about to call the garage door company and just have them replace them--then decided to try this after I saw the reviews. It was super easy to install using the existing wiring and it works perfectly (and I saved a lot of $). I may just replace the one car garage door sensors too just to avoid any future hassles as this was so simple. I highly recommend this item. My only complaint was that our local store had a few of these in stock-and every package had been opened prior/re-taped up and some had parts missing-not what I would expect from the store. The item itself though is stellar.
July 8, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Skeeter No good
I bought them installed them 2 months later I'm having to replace them again
December 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 A good replacement sensor
We have a very old garage door opener made in 1994. One of the sensor quit working. At first we were looking at the Liftmaster brand sensor but it only works with its own brand and manufactured after 1997. So we tried this one and it worked well. The wires are not polarity sensitive made it easy to install. Aiming the beam was also quick and easy.
November 16, 2012