Disengage and Re-engage a Electric Garage Door Motor

Do you know how to open your garage door with no electricity?

Disengaging the garage door from the motor is easier than you think!

Basic instructions on how to disengage your motor from the garage door and then how to Re-engage. 

1. Look for a rope hanging down from your motor that has a handle on it (maybe Red). Pull the handle down and this will disengage the door carriage from the track and allow you to open the door manually.

Grasp the handle on the inside of the door and slowly pull it up. If there is a manual lock, you will need to disengage it before you open the door.

2. Re-engaging the garage door to the electric garage door unit. Make sure the carriage unit is nearest to the garage door. Pull the release rope and push the door all the way up until you hear a click.

Note: Some garage doors do not have a manual lock once disengaged from the garage door opener. Keep your home safe and remember to lock the door between the house and garage!

Overhead Door of Waterbury is available to take care of any garage door or electric motor issue. Call us at 860-274-3332 or click below and we will call you!

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