Will the garage door work without electricity
(West Islip, NY)
Can the garage doors be opened if the electricity is out?
Yes they can. Your door will not open without power unless you pull the emergency release cord to disconnect your opener and operate the door manually. If the cord is missing, look for a lever along the rail between your openers motor assembly and the garage door. Pulling this lever down will disconnect your opener from your door.
Most garage door openers are not equipped with battery backup. The battery provides an alternate power source for when electricity is out.
If yours does not have battery backup it will not work when the electric companies power source is offline.
Check with your garage door dealer to find out if it is possible to add battery backup to your system.
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