An automatic garage door is a great convenience to have. It gives you quick and easy access to your home and keeps it safely closed when you’re gone or sleeping. It also frees your hands from having to lift the door manually. But what if something happens to your garage door opener? What if the power goes out or the battery dies? Is there a way to open the garage door manually?


Can You Manually Open A Garage Door?

Yes, you can. In fact, this is one of the first things that you should know how to do if you own an automatic garage door opener. Having an emergency release allows you to open the garage door even when there is no power. Whether it’s a power outage, a bad motor, or jammed opener gears, sometimes you need to know how to manually open your garage door.

If you don’t know how to do this, call Integrity Garage Door Repair today, and our technicians can help you set it up.

How to Manually Open Your Garage Door

Lift Up on the Release Handle

The manual release handle is attached to the trolley (the part that moves along the rail). You can find this cord hanging down from your trolley or attached near your garage door opener. Pulling the release handle disconnects the trolley from the opener’s rail so that you can move it by hand.

Be sure not to pull too hard on this cord. If you do, you may end up ripping it from its housing. If this happens, you’ll have no choice but to call for service.

Open Your Garage Door by Hand

Now that your trolley is disconnected from your opener, you can open your garage door using nothing but brute strength.