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At Automatic Garage Solutions we always make sure we stay up to date with all the important news in the garage door industry.

Recently we came across a great blog created by another garage door service company called Metro Garage Services from Sydney.

In today’s blog, we would like to share one of the articles about automatic garage door opener we found really interesting.

The article comes from the blog mentioned above.

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How to use emergency cord

It happens to everyone; technology sometimes disappoints, also when it comes to garage doors. Sometimes you need to manually move them due to problems with parts, motor or power supply. In whatever circumstances, this happens such as power failure, actual emergency or simply when your garage door is broken, we would like to make sure that whatever your reason for pulling the emergency cord might be, you know how to correctly disengage your garage door opener as well as have the ability to re-engage it later. Have a look at some instructions below, so you know how to reset your garage door opener quickly.

-Door Must be in Down Position

Before you start disengaging your garage door opener, make sure the door is in down position. Trying to do it when the door is up can be extremely dangerous. If the spring on your garage door is broken, it can cause the garage door to fall.

If your garage door is stuck in the open position, we recommend contacting a specialist like Automatic Garage Solutions to avoid further damage.

-Pull the Release Cord

The emergency release cord is the red rope that hangs from the door trolley. The trolley is connected to the door and moves with it as it opens and shuts. It’s is also attached to the garage door opener carriage. The opener carriage is a mechanism that moves the door along the track. The cord disconnects the trolley through the attachment point from the opener carriage so that the door can slide along the rail. It allows you to open and shut the door manually.

-Return the Garage Door to Down Position

Once you are finished with moving your garage door and ready to re-engage the automatic door opener, you should return your garage door back to the down position.

-Pull the Release Cord Toward the Door

When it comes to emergency release cord, the trolley gets either connected or disconnected. These two positions alter the location of the spring lever on the trolley.

When the spring lever is extended, it means it’s disconnected. When the spring lever is compressed, it means the position is required to re-engage the opener carriage. Pull the emergency release cord down and towards the door to place it in the connected position.

-Re-connect the trolley with the opener

Here we would like to mention two ways of connecting the trolley with the opener carriage.

You can do it manually by sliding the door along the track until the attachment point is retouched or you can use your garage door remote control and it should reconnect automatically.

In both situations, you will hear a loud click at the attachment point. After doing so, the emergency release cord should be reset and ready to be used again.

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Source: Metro Garage Services