How to open and close your garage door manually

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How to open and close your garage door manually

How to open and close your garage door manually

Garage doors on a rolling track are able to be opened manually if an electric door opener fails or is not installed.

Is it connected to an electric door opener?

If an electric door opener has failed, you will need to locate the cord to disconnect the door from the opener. It is located and hanging midway along the pulley chain on the ceiling of the garage and needs to be pulled in a downward motion to disconnect the door from the opener. Then follow the procedure for opening a manual garage door.

Is it a manual garage door?

On either side of the door, there will either be one handle in the middle of the door towards the bottom or a handle located on either the right or left side towards the bottom of the door. There will also be some sort of locking mechanism. Make sure the door is unlocked. Usually, the lock is a simple latch that will turn to lock and unlock. Once the door is unlocked, you will be able to use the handle to pull the door upwards on it’s rolling track until fully opened.

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