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When the power to the garage door opener is out or you aren’t with the remote, it becomes almost an impossible task to get inside. But you don’t have to fret or panic if your garage door doesn’t work after a power outage or when the remote somehow gets missing. To help you get into your garage during this needy time, this blog shows you how to open the garage door without remote control or when there’s no electricity.
A typical garage door would have an emergency release kit that allows the owner to manually open the door from the inside. To pull this off, follow the steps below.
If your garage door is extra protected with a padlock, zip tie, or a side lock on the inside, make sure to first disengage the lock so it won’t interfere with the opening process.
Unplug the door automatic opener from the power outlet.
Locate the emergency release cord and pull it down. The cord is a red rope attached to the trolley, the rail between the motor and the garage door. Pulling the emergency release cord should disconnect the trolley from the carriage, thereby allowing you to manually move the garage door. Only use the release handle when the garage door is closed.
Lift the garage door until it stops moving, making sure the door stays in place before you let go of it.
Once you are outside your garage, close the door by pulling it down with your hands. Manually slide the lock bar, if your garage door has one.
The below instruction only applies to doors equipped with a quick release lock.
Locate a small lock located near the top of your garage door. The lock houses a cord that leads all the way to the garage’s door emergency release cord on the inside.
Use the right key to open the lock. Opening the lock will reveal a cable Next, pull the cable to activate the garage door’s emergency release mechanism on the other side of the door.
Use your hands to lift up the door until it stops and stays open. Now you can walk or drive into your garage.
After getting inside the garage, close the garage door by pulling it down.
Gaining entry into or exiting your garage after a power outage should not pose much of a difficulty with the above instructions. And when your power is restored, you can continue to use the automatic opening and closing feature.
But at times, your inability to automatically operate your garage door may be due to factors beyond electricity. For example, it could be that power isn’t getting to the motor or the door opener has gone bad. Whatever the cause may be, a garage door repair technician in your area should be able to help you.