Sunday, July 23, 2017

I told him so

After we got stuck with the garage door open, Ron waited in the garage.  The plan was to wait until the power came back, then lower the door. 

As I mentioned, it had a manual release.  I was sure I could get it down but not sure I could get it working with the motor again.  I kept telling Ron this. 

Ron got impatient and demanded I use the manual release.  I told him I would, but I wouldn't be responsible if it didn't work.  I closed it.  He asked me if it would work now, I said I did the only thing I could see to do, and we would have to find out tomorrow.  About 20 minutes later the power came back on and we went to bed. 

I woke with a migraine.  I took some aspirin and Phenergan, it's not working very well.  I still have a horrible headache, nausea, the works.  I can't even sleep. 

I thought it might be caffeine related, I drank a diet Mountain Dew.  No luck. 

Ron woke up and wanted me to check the garage door.  Guess what, it doesn't work!  I told him if he had just waited for 20 minutes we would have saved a service call.  Now we will have to pay $60-100 for the guy to come out and fix it. 

He did agree not to use the garage door opener if we are having an active thunderstorm at the time.  He did agree to that. 

I told him so.  Money is really tight right now, we don't have $100 to waste.  We both have to see the doctor on Tuesday, prescriptions, etc.  I am really frustrated that he had a tantrum and decided he didn't want to wait on Centerpoint (our electrical repair guys) any more.  20 minutes! 

I really feel terrible.  I am going back to bed.  Hopefully I will be able to sleep. 

I don't even want to watch TV due to all the food commercials, they just make me queasy. 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here are the instructions online. It may save you $100.00.

https://www.garagedoorrepair.com/2013/06/reconnect-garage-after-pulling-release-cord/

Anonymous said...

Pulling the release cord in the opposite direction should help to reset it. You can do it!!!!

The release cord on your garage door is a very important safety and security feature. There are several reasons why you may have to pull the cord, thereby disengaging the garage door from the opener. You might have to do this if the opener malfunctions or loses power. Once released, you have to manually open and close the door until you re-engage it. The trouble is that many folks don't know how to properly reconnect the door to the opener. But fear not -- it's not very hard or time-consuming.

Procedure to Reattach

First, you need to check the release handle and ensure that it is still on the door track. If not, adjust it accordingly.

Upon close inspection, you'll notice that when you pull back on the cord, you activate a lever that moves up and down. You will have to move the cord such that the lever reattaches to the electric door opener. You should see and hear it click into place.

The final step is to test the door by pushing the opener button. If the door opens and closes normally, then you have succeeded. If the door doesn't work, go back and recheck the connection. If it's not attached, try pulling the cord in the opposite direction and then push the button again. Do not exert too much pulling action on the cord, because you might damage it or the lever. After you relocate the lever to the opposite position, try the pushbutton again. You should also test it with the remote control you keep in your car.

This should fix the problem. Reference the opener's instruction manual for troubleshooting suggestions, and if necessary, call your Overhead Door dealership and arrange for a technician to check the door and opener.

Anonymous said...

Video you can watch it is 2 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CiSNZfCVxI

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