Don’t let a
power outage bring your day to a screeching halt. If your car, lawn equipment,
or emergency supplies are locked up tight within a vaulted garage, you have
options. It is still possible to gain entry to a garage with no other access
point by manually disconnecting your garage door
opener from the garage door.
Guide to Disengaging a Vault Release
Your garage door has a key slot, provided so
that you can physically disconnect the garage door opener from the garage door
in the event of a power outage or emergency. Using the vault release key
provided to you when you had your garage door installed, place your key into
the key slot and turn it 90 degrees (left or right) until it releases and a
cable pops out. Pull on the cable just a little bit more. Once you hear a
clicking sound, your garage door opener should be disconnected. After you hear
this sound, put your vault release key back in, turning it back in the opposite
direction, returning the cable to its original position so it won’t interfere
with the inner workings of your garage door. At this point, you should be able
to push your garage door up by hand and move it freely, accessing your vehicle
or the contents of your garage, getting quickly back to business and moving on
with your day.
Unsure about this process? Our troubleshooting video will show you how.
How to Reconnect Your Garage Door Opener After Vault Release
Power back on? You can easily reconnect your
garage door opener by switching your cable to ‘reconnect mode.’ Find the vault
release cable connected to the opener on the inside track of your door. All you
have to do is flip the attached lever flat and then run your opener. As the
trolley moves forward on the rail, it will mechanically reconnect, and your
power garage door opener will be back in business. Look to your
owner’s manual for guidance if your system has a different design.
difficulties disengaging a vault release on your garage door? Contact
Madden Door & Sons at 925-208-4907
for fast service at your Livermore, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Vallejo,
Richmond, Moraga, Lafayette, or Berkeley home today.