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No More Spring Noise

"After years of putting up with an annoying squeaking noise every time I opened or closed my garage door, I finally called Garage Door Repair Universal City for help. Their technician quickly diagnosed the issue as worn-out garage door springs and replaced them with top-quality new springs. The difference is night and day - my door now operates smoothly and quietly. No more cringing at that awful spring noise! Their professional service was worth every penny."

- Abby, Universal City ( Review)

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Additional Services

Garage Door Spring Repair

SpringWorn or broken garage door springs can cause significant operational issues, leading to excessive door sag or the inability to open and close the door effortlessly. Our garage door spring repair services address these problems by meticulously handling torsion and extension spring replacements, following strict safety protocols given the immense tension these components operate under. More on Spring Repair Service

Garage Door Opener Repair
OpenerA malfunctioning garage door opener can be a major inconvenience, compromising both accessibility and security. Our skilled technicians can diagnose and resolve issues across all major opener brands, including LiftMaster, Genie, and Chamberlain. From worn-out motors to faulty circuit boards, we have the expertise to restore smooth, quiet operation.More on Opener Repair Service
Garage Door Cable Repair
Frayed or snapped cables pose a serious risk to the proper functioning and safety of your garage door system. Our cable repair specialists excel at identifying signs of wear and tear, enabling them to promptly address concerns before they escalate into more severe issues. We use premium replacement cables from trusted brands to ensure durable and reliable repairs.More on Cable Repair Service
Garage Door Sensor Repair

Garage door sensors play a critical role in safeguarding your family by detecting obstructions and preventing accidents. Our experts meticulously inspect and calibrate photo-eye and motion detector sensors to ensure optimal safety and compliance with building codes. We also provide valuable maintenance insights to prevent future sensor malfunctions.More on Sensor Repair Service

Garage Door Roller Repair
Cracked or misaligned rollers can cause excessive noise and jarring operation of your garage door. Our technicians have a keen eye for identifying roller issues and execute precise replacements using premium components from reputable brands like National and Amarr, ensuring whisper-quiet and seamless door movement.More on Roller Repair Service
Garage Door Off-Track Repair
A derailed garage door can be a major hindrance and potential safety hazard. Our off-track repair specialists quickly identify and address the root cause, realigning your system for smooth operation. We also perform comprehensive lubrication and adjustments to ensure long-lasting performance.More on Off-Track Repair Service
Gate Repair Services
Properly functioning gates not only enhance your property's security but also contribute to its overall curb appeal. Our gate repair services cover automatic openers and intricate iron designs, with our experts possessing the knowledge and skills to restore optimal functionality and reliable operation.More on Gate Repair Service

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Garage Door Sensor Repair Universal City

Is your garage door acting up, refusing to close, or reversing unexpectedly? The culprit might be your garage door sensors. As a leading garage door company in Universal City, Garage Door Repair Universal City specializes in diagnosing and fixing garage door sensor problems. Our experienced technicians are here to help you with all your garage repair needs, ensuring your home’s safety and security.

Types of Garage Door Sensors

There are several types of garage door sensors commonly used in automatic garage door openers:

Reed Switch Door Sensor

These sensors use a magnet and a reed switch to detect when the door is closed. The magnet is attached to the door, while the reed switch is mounted on the frame. When the door closes, the magnet aligns with the reed switch, signaling the door to stop moving. Reed switch sensors are reliable and long-lasting, making them a popular choice for many homeowners.

Infrared Door Sensor

Also known as photo eyes, these sensors use an infrared beam to detect obstructions in the door’s path. The sensors are installed on either side of the garage door, near the bottom. If anything breaks the beam while the door is closing, the opener will reverse the door to prevent damage or injury. Infrared sensors are required by law on all garage door openers manufactured after 1993.

Rolling Switch Door Sensor

These sensors are mounted on the garage door track and use a lever to detect when the door is fully closed. As the door closes, the lever is depressed, signaling the opener to stop. Rolling switch sensors are a simple and cost-effective solution for ensuring your garage door closes properly.

Trusted brands like Chamberlain, Genie, Liftmaster, Garage Stop, and Digi-Code offer high-quality garage door sensors designed to keep your home secure.

Signs You Need Garage Door Sensor Repair

If you notice any of the following issues with your garage door, it may be time to call a garage door expert for sensor repair:

  • The door reverses immediately after touching the ground
  • The door won’t close, and the sensor lights are blinking
  • The door opens normally but won’t close
  • The sensors are misaligned or damaged

The Repair Process

When you call Garage Door Repair Universal City for sensor repair, here’s what you can expect:

  1. Inspection: Our technician will examine your garage door sensors, checking for misalignment, damage, or obstruction.
  2. Cleaning: Using a soft cloth, the technician will gently clean the sensor lenses to remove any dirt or debris that may be interfering with the infrared beam.
  3. Adjustment: If the sensors are misaligned, the technician will carefully adjust them until the infrared beam is properly aligned.
  4. Wiring Check: The technician will inspect the sensor wires for any damage or loose connections, repairing or replacing them as needed.
  5. Testing: After the repair is complete, the technician will test your garage door to ensure it is operating smoothly and safely.

Troubleshooting Garage Door Sensors

Before calling a professional, there are a few things you can try to troubleshoot your garage door sensors:

  1. Check for obstructions: Make sure there are no objects blocking the sensors’ infrared beam.
  2. Clean the sensors: Use a soft cloth to gently wipe the sensor lenses, removing any dirt or cobwebs.
  3. Check the alignment: Make sure the sensors are correctly aligned, with the LED lights on each sensor steadily illuminated.
  4. Inspect the wiring: Look for any damaged or loose wires connecting the sensors to the garage door opener motor.

If these steps don’t resolve the issue, it’s time to call a professional garage door repair service.

Why Choose Us

At Garage Door Repair Universal City, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service to our customers. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Experienced, knowledgeable technicians
  • Same-day service for most repairs
  • 2-hour response time for emergencies
  • Affordable, transparent pricing
  • Open on weekends and holidays


  1. How often should I have my garage door sensors checked? We recommend having your garage door sensors inspected annually as part of a regular maintenance routine.
  2. Can I replace just one sensor, or do I need to replace both? Garage door sensors work in pairs, so if one sensor is damaged or malfunctioning, it’s best to replace both to ensure optimal performance and safety.
  3. How long does garage door sensor repair usually take? Most sensor repairs can be completed in under an hour, depending on the extent of the issue.
  4. Are garage door sensor repairs covered by my warranty? It depends on your specific garage door opener and warranty. Contact your manufacturer or check your warranty documents for more information.
  5. Can I install new garage door sensors myself? While it’s possible to install sensors yourself, we recommend leaving it to the professionals to ensure proper alignment and wiring.

For all your garage door sensor repair needs in Universal City, trust the experts at Garage Door Repair Universal City. Call us today at (818) 748-9412 to schedule your repair and keep your home secure.