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How to Manually Open Your Garage Door During a Power Outage

Several times in the past month, thousands of Seattle homes have been without power due to high winds. If you find yourself without power, your automatic garage door will not open on its own. You may not want to go out…but you certainly do not want to be locked in. Here’s how to open your garage door manually: red-door-pull NOTE for Step 1: Disconnect the garage door opener when the garage door is in the closed position, not when it’s open. 1. Pull the emergency cord to disconnect the door from the garage door opener. The cord usually has a red handle and will hang down from the center rail of th... Read more