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  Jun 5 2019

How to Manually Open and Close Your Electric Garage Door

When your garage door doesn’t open, it means you are locked out or in but if the garage door is connected through an interior door, then you are lucky because you can easily open the door manually from inside. Do not take garage door issues lightly, please contact us at Bob's Garage Doors to get your garage door repair before they create bigger problems for you. You can take the following steps to open your electric garage door manually; 

Close the Door Manually from the Inside of Your Home

In some cases, the issue with your garage door may not be as a result of being locked out it may happen even when you and your car are still inside. You need to know that most electric garage doors will come with a bypass switch which allows you to override the garage door system and lift the door open manually. 

To discover the bypass switch simply locate the red rope that hangs in the garage mechanism, it serves as a release cord that works as an emergency release when your door doesn’t open. Make sure the garage door is fully closed before releasing the rope and once you release, the garage door will slide on the trolley. It is important that the door is fully closed before releasing the bypass switch to prevent damage to the door spring. 

If you still can’t open the garage door with the bypass switch release, please contact us at Bob's Garage Doors and we will help you out. 

Reset the Garage Door Opener

Once you have opened your garage door manually, it will remain manually-engaged unless you reset the door opener. It is important that you get the underlying problem fixed before re-engaging the door opener. Contact a certified garage door technician to conduct an inspection and fix the underlying garage door problem before you re-engage the door opener to its automatic or electric mode. 

The garage door opener can be reset in easy steps. Start by raising it fully overhead, then pull it straight down on the emergency red release cord in order to connect the trolley to the carriage. Once the trolley is connected to the carriage, you will hear a loud click, then push the control button located on the wall or remote control to open the door. Just in case your garage door was shut off because of a power outage, it may not work instantly after re-setting.

Bob's Garage Doors Offer 100% Reliable and Efficient Repairs and Replacement for Garage Door Issues

There are several reasons why your garage door gets stuck, especially when using the electrical remote-control system. Most times, a component part might have become faulty and require replacement. At Bob's Garage Doors, we specialize in providing efficient component parts that are reliable and long-lasting. Our services and replacement parts come with special warranty and we also ensure that we provide budget-friendly services that you can afford. Give us a call today and we will be happy to help you out. 

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