What is a disconnect cord on a garage door opener?

Posted 11/29/2012

The disconnect cord also known as emergency release cord hanging from the trolley assembly on the opener rail, if not it had been removed. Are there so in case of an emergency, as power outage or opener failure, you can pull it to disconnect the opener and open the door by hand. If you have a broken spring, this will not help you. The springs are part of the counter balancing system on your garage door, no spring, no door.