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Wire Connection to garage door for GoControl Linear Garage Door Opener

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(Rise82sun) #1

Hi folks,

I am having an issue operating the GoControl Linear Garage Door Opener. The device connects to the hub and the close/open sensor works fine. I plugged the wires coming out of the controller on the two open slots from the left (see pic below) and the garage operates fine with the mobile app but the wall switch garage opener did not work. The closest discussion in the forum is below where the solution was to plug the GoControls wires to the existing wires that the button is connected to. The problem is the holes seems like they only allow one wire in.

I have the liftmaster 2280 garage door which is compatible. Product reference link below.

Thanks for your help.


(Dan P Parker) #3

I have the exact same setup and it works fine. This might sound like a dumb question, but just for clarification…did the wall-mounted switch work before you connected the GoControl controller?


(Rise82sun) #4

Dan, Thanks for the response. The wall-mounted switch worked fine before. Just to clarify, the picture above is without the GoControl wires. Did you combine the wires from the controller and the wall connector in your setup?


(Dan P Parker) #5

There’s no need for that. If you look closely at the photo you posted you’ll see that the red and white terminals each have TWO wire holes above the wire clamp tabs. So the red wire from the wall switch goes into one hole in the red terminal, and the red wire from the GoControl goes into the other hole in the red terminal. Ditto the white wires and the white terminal next to the red one.


(Justin) #6

Here is a video that will walk you though all of the steps to get it wired up and working. Each garage door is different but the video will show all combinations needed. Should work with most doors without issues.


#7

I appreciate your wanting to promote your own videos, but there’s really no reason to resurrect two-year-old forum threads just so you can stick in another self-promotion. Save it for current active threads where it’s on topic and will be of help to people with current problems. Thanks.

Also, your video shows the SmartThings classic app which is being eventually discontinued, and the new app is required for the new hubs now on sale. You should probably re-make it with the new app, “smartthings (Samsung connect)”.


(Justin) #8

Thank you for your comment. Just trying to help the community as the smart home stuff can be confusing at first. The video is free and people searching for answers will find it helpful.

I will remake it when I switch over to the new App. Thank your for the suggestion!


#9

Sure, but this entire forum is about helping people with the Samsung smartthings home automation platform. There’s a lot of information, it’s a very active forum. And a lot of things change very rapidly. So resurrecting a two-year-old thread when there are already current active threads on the same topic just isn’t really helpful either now or for the future. Just stick to the active threads and it will be easier for everyone. :sunglasses: