@chrisb I’ve seen you post a couple of times about your issues with Alexa and the garage door.
If you don’t mind, how have you got it set up and what garage door opener are you using?
I’ve got the NuTone garage door opener paired directly to ST.
I created a virtual momentary button tile and labeled it “garage door”.
Via the Echo app in ST I gave Echo access to the virtual button only.
I did not give access to the actual garage door opener, even though Echo recognizes it.
To open the door I say, "Alexa, open the garage door"
To close the door I say, “Alexa, close the garage door”
Your posts made me wonder, I’ve never tried to open the door when it was open. And I’ve never tried to close the door while it was closed. So, I gave it a shot and sure enough, if it was closed and I said close the garage door, it opened. Now, that is just unacceptable.
So, I deleted the virtual garage door button for ST and from the Alexa app. My garage door shows up in ST as “Garage door opener”. So, I just renamed that “Garage door”. I have Echo access to it via ST and had Echo perform device discovery.
Now, my garage door is connected to Echo via ST. I do not have any apps running it, no virtual switches, or routines. And now, that little bug is gone. If I tell her to close the already closed door, she just says OK and nothing happens.
Thanks! Bug fixed. Oh, and when I say open or close, it works every time. Amazon changed it a few weeks ago to recognize open and close the door, right about the time they announced the integration with some other garage door opener.