Some of our customers do not know what the pull cord is that hangs from their garage door assembly. This cord is an emergency release so that you can operate the equipment if the power is out. Here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Fort Worth, TX, we want you to be able to get out of your garage if the opener is not working.
How to Release The Emergency Pull Cord on Your Garage Door
If you need to use your equipment manually, you will need to follow these instructions to release the cord from the trolley.
1. Close The Door
There isn’t a way to reach the pull cord when the equipment is open. You will need to close the door in order to release it from the track. Make sure that the door is closed all the way before you pull the cord loose.
2. Pull the Cord
After the door is closed, you can pull the cord to disconnect the door from the trolley. Once the equipment is no longer attached, it can be moved up and down freely.
3. Move the Door as You Need
Once the cord has been released, you can use it as you need. We do not recommend that you use it like this long term. It should be used in emergencies only. If your power is out, we recommend you open the door once to get your vehicles out and then close it back until the power comes back on.
How to Reconnect The Emergency Release
If you no longer need to use the equipment manually, you will need to reattach the cord. In order to do this, follow these steps:
1. Pull the Cord Towards The Door
You will need to get the cord in position to be reattached to the trolley. When you disconnect it, the string will be away from your door. When you are ready to connect it, you will pull it near the opening.
2. Raise The Equipment
If you have power and can work the opener, then simply hit the button. When the equipment opens, it will grab ahold of the string. If you do not have power, you can open the door manually, and it will pick up the string that way.
Warnings About The Emergency Release Cord
It is very important that you do not try and open your door if the spring is broken. We do not recommend using the emergency release cord in these instances. Since the spring creates tension on the equipment, it can cause fatal damage to you if you try to fix it.
If you think that a broken spring is the reason you are not able to work your assembly, call us right away.
Contact Us For Garage Door Services
Here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Fort Worth, Texas, we can take care of you ASAP. We offer emergency services so that you never have to wait for repairs. Our technicians will get out to your location as soon as they can. Generally, we can get to you about an hour after you place your call.
Get in touch with us now so that we can assist you. Our team is standing by.