How to Open a Garage Door with an Opener Manually

 

During a power outage, the garage door will need to be opened manually by disengaging the trolley. And while it may be annoying that your garage door opener doesn't work, it's very easy to disengage the trolley so you can open the door and get on your way.

To disengage the trolley, find the emergency release handle, located on a rope attached to the trolley. Grasp the handle and pull down, snapping the trolley release arm into a vertical position. The door is now ready to manually open or close.

When the power is restored, re-engage the trolley by pulling the emergency release handle toward the garage door opener until the trolley release arm snaps into place in a horizontal position. The trolley will reconnect the next time the door is raised or lowered.

For personal safety, try to make sure the garage door is completely closed before disengaging the trolley. If the door is partially open and the trolley must be disengaged, make sure the doorway is clear of people or obstacles.

An unbalanced door or weak door springs could cause an open door to fall when the trolley is disengaged. Never use the release handle to manually pull the door open or closed. 

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