Is it possible to hook up the garage door opener without using the saftey sensors?
The opener cannot close the door normally without the safety sensors installed. Opener manufacturers must manufacture the openers this way do to the industry safety standards spelled out in UL325 (www.ul.com – not much info available free, though). The old “connect the wires across the terminals without the sensors trick” doesn’t work – feel free to try, but there is more than a simple “circuit completion” issue, as the sensors must send a “code” to the opener. Knowing that the sensors must be installed, this leaves you with two possible solutions. Option #1: You buy a new set of sensors, wire them in, tape them “nose to nose”, and leave them up by the opener, out of reach of little Fido. Obviously, this circumnavigates their intended use, but it would certainly solve the problem permanently. I agree with the other posters that this is not an adviseable solution,. Option #2 is to prevent little Fido from being able to chew the sensors. As long as the sensors can “see” each other, then