The problem with “open the garage door” vs. “close the garage door,” at least in my case, is mine is set up on a relay. I have the relay set as a momentary contact switch, so when you turn it on, it toggles off a second later. That causes the garage door to open or close, and then to reset to the “off” state to be prepared for the next time you activate it.
Here’s the catch – when you say “Alexa, open the garage door,” that interprets this as turning the relay on – which makes it open, and then the switch toggles back off. The specific command I see in the log is “Turn on Garage Door Relay”
But when you say “Alexa, close the garage door,” it sends the following command: “Turn off Garage Door Relay.” Since the relay is already “off” at that moment, it doesn’t activate. So to close the garage door, I actually have to again say “open the garage door.”
Anyone have an elegant/easy solution for this?