As a homeowner, it is important for you to know how to upkeep your home especially your garage door. The team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair has tips to help you figure out how to resolve your garage door problems right in the comfort of your home. If you’re having trouble with the emergency cord on your garage and want to know how to fix it without calling a tech first, we have information just for you.
Is Your Garage Door Shut?
It is important to make sure your garage door is completely closed before continuing with the process. If your door isn’t shut properly you will be at risk for it to come crashing down and as a result, you could be injured or the door could attain damage. We recommend that you call our team if your door won’t completely close so we can find a solution right away.
Tug The Emergency Release Cord
The next step is to find the red cord and have the garage door separated from the opener carriage. You can do this by pulling the emergency release cord to disengage the trolley from the opener carriage. At this point, you will be able to manually move the door when the two are separated. You have the option to leave the door in the manual setting. Just pull the cord backward towards the motor to make sure that the trolley will no longer connect to the carrier.
Close Your Garage Door
To prepare your garage door for re-engagement with the opener carriage, you’ll want to make sure the door is left in its closed state after you manually move the door. It should be in a downward position at this time. When this is done you can move on to the next step in the process, reconnecting the garage door to the motor. Again, if your door won’t properly shut then we suggest you call our team right away to help get you and your door back on track.
Reunite the Garage Door and Opener Carriage/Motor
There are a few ways you can reconnect your garage door and opener carriage. The first way is to do this manually. To do the reconnection manually, the door will need to move down the track until it has met an attachment point. The second way is to press your garage door remote and the motor should come to the attachment point automatically. For both scenarios, you want to hear a loud click when the attachment point is reached.. Then the emergency release cord should be reset and ready to use on your garage door.
Call Our Team Now!
The team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair understands that not every do-it-yourself project comes out perfectly. If you’re still having trouble releasing the emergency cord on your garage door, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today. We specialize in garage door services of all kinds and are available 24/7. Remember we’re always here to lend a helping hand.