What’s That Red Cord For?

Hmm. You have no power, and you need to open your garage door. Now what?

Pulling the emergency release handle disconnects the garage door from the garage door opener, which allows you to open and close the door manually. The emergency release handle is located at the end of a red rope that hangs from the garage door opener rail, near the top of the garage door. Keep in mind that now the door is heavy, so please be careful. To make sure the door does not come crashing down on you or someone else, locate a vice grip, and place in the track before the rollers to keep them in place. Only use this method if you or someone is trapped in the garage, and needs to get out. Remember that safety comes first, so call a professional if you’re able.

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