If your Craftsman garage door opener fails to close the door properly, you may need to disable the sensor light temporarily until you can replace the sensors. All garage door openers use a sensor light to prevent the door from closing when an object is in its path. How to Bypass a Garage Door Sensor. I have 2 stanley securecode garage door openers that a thunder storm fried the circuit boards on. My question is..can I bypass the sensor circuit so the remote will work. So what does it mean to bypass your sensors? Simple. When you arm your system, it will tell you if any of your doors or windows (sensors) are open.