Last week, Debbie and I had some trouble with our garage door opener. The entire thing ground to a very final halt while fully open and refused to budge again. We tried the emergency release in vain and couldn't get anyone out to repair it for four days. It's all fixed up now, though.
What concerned me most about the whole issue was this: how do you design a garage door opener with an emergency release mechanism that is so dependent on the motor that they both fail at once? It seems to me that if it's designed properly, the emergency release should be more likely to work when the motor fails.
Mokalus of Borg
PS - It seems that Friday was when I posted my 2000th post to this blog!
PPS - I meant to make a big deal of it when that happened...