Garage Door Emergency Latch, Release and Reset
Our goal here at Top Choice Garage Doors is to take care all of your Garage Door needs promptly and efficiently, so when you get home from a long day and you just want to pull into your garage and be at home, but ‘Oh No” it’s not opening! Well if your power has went out, or the machinery has broken down, or you have no idea what is happening, we here at Top Choice are here to let you know how to manually open and close your garage door using your emergency latch.
- The Door Must Be Down
Please make sure that the door is in the down position. If the door is left in an open position, and a part happens to be broken, the door can come down with all of its weight on you. Be safe and make sure the door is down.
- Pull the Emergency Release Cord
The red rope that hangs down from the door is called the emergency release cord. If you pull the cord, it will disconnect the door from the opener, allowing it to freely move up and down without the automated system. Your door should open freely.
Once you are ready to close your garage door after opening it with the steps above, our next steps are to put the release cord back in place. This will allow for the next time you might need it. Let’s learn how to reset the cord:
- Put the Door Down
Please put the door down if you are ready to reengage the automatic system.
- Pull the Release Cord
Pull the release cord towards the door away from the motor. There are two positions that the spring lever can be in, connected and disconnected. Pulling the emergency latch towards the door and away from the motor should put the spring lever back into the connected position. The spring lever will become compressed in this action.
There are two way to reconnect the opener carriage to the garage door.
1)After the spring lever has been reconnected, you can simply slide the door along the track. You should hear a “loud click” as the attachment points reconnect.
2)You can use your remote garage opener and it will automatically reconnect, this will also produce the same “loud click” as mentioned earlier.
After this last step your Release Cord should be back in position.
If you have any questions or concerns with your garage doors, contact Top Choice Garage Doors.