Need help to know how to open your electric gate during a power outage? Most homeowners can think of manually opening an automatic gate as complicated or daunting, but it is relatively easy to do. We will cover some simple steps to keep you from being locked-in your gate from a power outage. By carefully following these steps, you should be able to manually open your gate without harming your gate opener.
There are different types of gate openers, so each electric gate may have a different process on how to manually open. Thankfully, each type of automatic gate has some type of manual release lever, key, or handle. Remove the cover. Some covers on sliding gates have screws that will need to be removed. Put the screws is a safe place so they don’t get lost.
Here are a couple common types of electric gates and how to manually open them. Search for the gate that most relates to your electric gate.
Electric Sliding Gate
To manually override a sliding gate, there may be a release pedal, hand crank or in emergencies remove the chain can be removed. Sliding gates have a larger motor than swinging gates.
Open with Hand Crank:
Electric Swinging Gate
Medium Size Swing Gate:
Large Size Swing Gate:
Keep in mind to check your gate’s manual to know exactly what you need to do to open manually. If you do not want to go through the hassle of following the steps yourself, you can call to schedule an appointment with one of our Certified A1 Gate Guys to help you repair your driveway gate. Serving all of the Dallas Area including Lucas Texas.