How to Disengage a Garage Door Opener
Recent developments have been pointing to the possibility of there being power outages throughout the United States. On that note, there are also plenty of homeowners that don’t have openers with battery backups. It’s imperative to be able to operate your garage door even when your opener isn’t working. But for now, let’s just focus on how to disengage a garage door opener.
Disengaging Your Opener
During a power outage or monthly inspections, you’ll need to release the garage door opener to manually open the door. In order to disengage the opener, fully close the garage door and pull down vertically on the red emergency release handle to release the trolley arm. It is important to fully close the garage door when using the release handle so that you don’t slam the door and increase the risk of injury. The door is now able to be opened manually.
In precarious situations, it is beneficial to have a contingency plan. Another recent development is the creation of garage door openers with battery backups. Models like the LiftMaster 87504 and the 84501 come with battery backups and provide an abundance of features that ensure safe operation and protection from unforeseen circumstances. Consider upgrading to a more modern garage door opener to continue to be snug, even in the worst case scenario. And for any emergencies, please give us a call at (602)-269-0888.