1. With the red cord, pull the release lever locks. This will safely detach the opener from the garage door, allowing you to open it smoothly. The cord will either need to be pulled straight down or at a slight angle away from the door to activate. When locking it into place, make sure you pull with enough force since it’s a spring-loaded lever.
2. Depending on how heavy the door is, you might need a little extra help to open it, so ask a family member or friend to help lift it. With both hands, lift the garage door. If there’s some resistance, don’t force it, because you can damage the door or even yourself. Check to make sure you’ve correctly detached the lever or call for some help.