How to Manually Open Garage Door: 5 Easy Steps

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    We’ll walk you through the process of how to manually open the garage doors in this blog post in 5 simple steps. It’s wise to know how to manually operate a garage door in case the power goes out or the remote control is misplaced. Additionally, we’ll offer some advice on how to keep your garage door opener in good operating order. You won’t have any trouble entering your garage if you just follow these steps!

    If you find yourself in a situation where your automatic garage door opener isn’t working, don’t panic! You can easily open the garage door manually.

    Tools You’ll Need:

    – A screwdriver

    – A hammer

    – A piece of wood (optional)

    The Process

    Here are 5 quick steps to get the task done for you:

    1. Unlock the car door and proceed to the garage’s entrance.
    2. Check the garage door track for the red handle. You will manually open the door in this manner.
    3. Firmly pull down while holding onto the handle. The door should begin to slowly descend.
    4. Return to your car and drive inside after the door has fully closed.
    5. Simply pull up on the red handle of the garage door until it locks into place to close it.


    If the door is not opening or closing properly, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the issue.

    – Check to see if the track is clear of any debris. Sometimes dirt and rocks can build up on the tracks and prevent the door from moving smoothly.

    – Make sure that the garage door opener is properly plugged into an outlet. If the power is out, the garage door opener will not work.

    – Check the batteries in the remote control. If they are dead, the garage door opener will not work.

    – If none of these troubleshooting tips help, consult your owner’s manual or contact a professional for assistance.

    Tips and Tricks

    – It’s a good idea to disconnect the garage door opener if you’ll be away from home for a long time. This will stop someone from breaking into your house using the remote control.

    -Make sure to routinely lubricate your garage door’s tracks and hinges. This will keep everything operating efficiently. 

    -You should have a professional check your garage door opener once a year to make sure it is in good operating order.

    Why you should get garage door repair services?

    If you have a busy lifestyle, the last thing you want to worry about is your garage door opener breaking down. By having a professional service for your garage door opener, you can rest assured that it will be in good working condition and won’t give you any trouble. We highly recommend getting garage door repair services at least once a year to prevent any issues from arising.

    You can easily open and close your garage door manually by adhering to these basic guidelines! As long as you remember to do routine maintenance, you should have years of trouble-free use.

    You have it now! Now that you know how to operate your garage door manually. We sincerely hope this blog post was useful to you. Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments section below, and we’ll do our best to respond. Gratitude for reading!

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    Steve Wilson

    Steve Wilson

    Working and managing in the garage door industry, I've had my share of repairs and installations. But after recurring questions from clients over the years I decided to share all that I can about garage door services to help anyone find the best service for their needs. I will share what I learned with you here.

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