How to Operate your Garage Door by Hand

Once question we hear often is: “How do I release the door from the operator so that I can open the garage door by hand?”

With the garage door fully closed, locate and pull the red release cord down toward the floor. Always take special caution whenever you release the garage door opener if the door is not in the fully closed position, since the door may want to slam closed when released.

If at all possible do not release the garage door when open, except for emergency or security purposes and close the door with caution. Some older openers may not have a red release cord and may need to be released by pulling down a handle or a spring loaded clip. If you do have an older door that is difficult to disconnect you may want to replace the opener with a new garage door opener that has an easy pull red release cord. Remember, for everything garage doors call Retrak. We are your Denver, Colorado garage door sales, service, and repair experts.