Electric garage doors

Started by balladmaker, February 19, 2020, 03:48:53 PM

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First world problem and asking for a friend ...

How would one open an electric roller garage door from the outside when the only remote control for it has been lost?

Can't even find the supplier details as they're written on the box inside the garage.

Any advice that doesn't involve a crowbar would be appreciated.


No non destructive way from the outside, that I can think of. If you can somehow gain access to inside, just disable the electric motor via pull cord, should then be able to move door by hand. Let us know the outcome.


Silly question maybe but does it have a button on the motor??

Mine does anyway and that's the only electric garage door I know anything about!

Aristo 60

Let this be a warning to us all! Thankfully I have a normal door into the garage too.

Is there not a brand logo of some description on the outside of the door which you could use to get contact details of the local supplier. They are bound to have a universal remote.


Is there a window into the garage that you can jam open?


Capt Pat

Knock down the wall with a sledge hammer to gain access to the inside.

Milltown Row2

Electric grinder, do door insert and put hinges on it!
None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Ea

Ball Hopper

Quote from: Milltown Row2 on February 19, 2020, 11:53:17 PM
Electric grinder, do door insert and put hinges on it!

We have a winner.

Denn Forever

There is the one that Tommy from some TV show advertises. It must be good.
I have more respect for a man
that says what he means and
means what he says...