[OBSOLETE] MyQ Lite Door and Lamp Control (for Liftmaster/Chamberlain)

Thank you. Sorry, been fighting migration issues so much it was just habit…

Well… I tried it. I deleted the door opener, went into the app and reconfigured everything. I still have the same type of opener that doesn’t like “All Closed”.

Have you tried to do all-closed via SmartLighting rule?

I have. I created a Smart Lighting automation that has all 5 openers in it. My choice is on/off, no close option. I chose on. I then activated it with a virtual switch.

Problem is, if some doors are closed (and I want to close them all) it opens the ones that were closed…

If I create a Scene with the one door that has a different UI (Opener Garage South Door) I have the option to say IF open THEN close. I can run the scene multiple times and it will not open the door, only close it.

When I try to do the same with the other four I am presented with different UI that doesn’t allow me to do that (The UI for them look like the picture a few posts previous named Opener Garage North Door). If it’s open it closes and vise versa.

I know this seems trivial that I want ability to control all at once. I want to insure all doors are closed in some scenes. In addition, It’s just really nice to hit one button and close two, three, or four doors. I used to be able to do it in Classic… I don’t understand why the one door that will work properly in the scene has a different UI than the other four.


I’m unable to control my MyQ garage door from the new smartthings app.

Tried the following:

  1. deleted garage door from MyQ and smartthings,
  2. updated device handler and smart app to latest,
  3. added back garage door in MyQ, then smartthings.


  • Able to control garage door from MyQ.
  • MyQ Smart app in new smartthings app is able to connect to MyQ to enumerate and add devices.
  • But cannot control the garage door from the new smartthings app
  • But can control the same garage door from the old app.

UI in new app:

UI in old app:

Smart app version: MyQ Lite v3.1.4.
Device handler version: 3.2.0

Mine is working fine in the new app. I noticed you are using the version without contact sensors. I believe I read somewhere there is an issue with that “sensorless” version not working right in the new app

I have the virtual IFTTT controlled contact sensors, which are nice because you know the status of the door, and don’t have to buy a sensor. A bit complex to setup but good instructions here

Adding the virtual contact switch/sensors did the trick, MyQ integration now works in both new and old smartthings app. Thanks a lot!


@brbeaird sorry if this has already been addressed, but I am having a small issue in the new SmartThings app. Basically, the “favorites” tile is referencing an unused button on the device, so in order for me to open/close the door, I have to do it from within the device itself. It’s kind of confusing to write, so basically the “red” button that is on the favorites should be the “blue” button on the device itself.

Am I making any sense? I don’t have the separate door controls enabled, and I do have a separate open/close sensor on each door.

I ran into the same problem trying an automation that called a scene which makes sure all three of my garage doors are closed at 1AM (At least this is what it did in the old app). Last night at 1AM all three garage doors opened instead. I think I found the issue. In your screenshot showing the Opener On and garage Door Closed, is how I had mine configured as well and it opened the doors. The way I got it to work, through trial and error; if you want the door to close, set the Opener to off (all the other options below it will grey out). If you want it to open, set the Opener to On and Garage Door to Open. I do have motions sensors coupled with each door. It appears that the On/Off choice is set such that Off is closed and On is for Open but needs the additional sensor information below, if that makes sense.

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I’ll see what I can do. The weird thing is the documentation says that the “Garage door Control” capability has actually been deprecated and that we should be transitioning over to the more generic “Door Control.” I included both capabilities on the handler details initially because I wasn’t sure how things were working. I used Door Control for the dashboard view since that one was supposed to be the “new” one, but I have not tested it lately to verify that’s actually working. If it isn’t, I’ll try flipping it and pushing an update in the next few days if that works.

In general, custom device handlers like this (even when using “standard” capabilities) are not in a good place right now due to the development platform to modify them still having quite a few bugs in it. Things will improve over time, but it’s slow going.

@brbeaird Dashboard button works on version with garage sensor. I don’t have to go in device details to open or close garage door

You mean with a third party garage sensor? If so, I have a third party z-wave open/close sensor on both my doors and the favorites button is wrong.

@brbeaird, @mejifair - Am I doing something wrong? My control panel for the garage in my new app looks like this:

No controls.

My classic app shows:

I have the MyQ Lite, Chamberlain and a Smartthings MultiSensor for the status (open/close feedback).

Should i just reinstall the app?
Thank you!!

Are you sensorless?

Looks like you don’t have dedicated sensors on the doors so you’re using the no-sensor version. That particular handler does not display properly in the new app yet. Known issue due to SmartThings limitations where the “push button” capability does not work. Hopefully it’ll be fixed in the future.

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Wow… so if i understand it correctly, since i do have a sensor, i need to uninstall and reinstall WITH the sensor option and designate the ST multisensor as the garage sensor.

AND… since ST has not addressed the Push Button capability, it’s basically no controls when they switch us over until they fix it by Oct 8th? Wow…

THANK YOU both @brbeaird and @ThomasTrain!

No need to completely uninstall. You can just open the SmartApp as-is, go to configure doors, and associate the sensor with the door there. That will automatically switch the door over to the sensor-type handler.

Partially true - control does not work if you try to pull up the door directly in the mobile app, but you can still control it in ActionTiles or by setting up automations/scenes/SmartLighting rules that hit the on/off switch capability.

FYI, this is on sale at amazon today for $17.00. I was tempted to get one, but then saw that the door position sensor is incompatible, so I’ve opted to not get it and fix my Linear Go-Control controller. But, here’s a heads up on the sale if you’re into this product.

Hey @brbeaird I just migrated to the new app and I have created the new open and close buttons and for whatever reason both open and close buttons show on and when I select to switch it off I get the following error

Nothing I try works and both buttons don’t do anything

Do you have the very latest SmartApp and device handler code? Definitely need to be sure you’re not using the push-button version of those opener/closers as that won’t work in the new app. Once you install it, the switch status is supposed to automatically be set to “OFF”, and going forward, anytime you hit the ‘ON’ switch, it is also supposed to turn it back off automatically.

Also, maybe check the logs in the IDE for errors when you see this?