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Emergency Release Cord

Every garage door opened should have an emergency release cord. It usually has a red handle. The cord can be pulled in the event that your electric garage door opened isn’t functioning. This happens when the power is out or when the opener itself isn’t working properly.

Federal regulations apply to the garage door opener and have also been updated as of A Rule by the Consumer Product Safety Commission on 04/07/2016

Specifically, the emergency release cord (AKA The red rope) to be UL Code 325 complaint,  needs to be:

  1. Able to Be Detailed (Aka Released)
  2. At maximum, be within 6 Feet Reach From the Surface of the Ground
  3. Be Colored Red Rope
  4. Red Rope to Be Pulled With 50 Lbs of Pressure or more

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