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    Default PSA: MyQ Garage Opener 888LM free replacement

    Hi All,

    I figure I post it here, not sure if right forum, but wanted to let it be known in case someone runs into this issue. I have a MyQ garage opener that came with and 888LM control panel. Apparently these panels have bad capacitors in them, and Chamberlin is replacing them free of charge through 2023, but in USA only. As I am going to USA myself in a few weeks, the stars aligned such that I should have my item in my office in Denver by the time I get there, but I figure I let others know in case you are having issues with yours.

    The issues are basically...random things happening with your garage door. For me, it started with the motion sensor light turning on and off randomly with no motion in the last months or so, and progressed to garage door opening/closing/stopping half way at random hours of the day, all on it's own (I have a video camera so can see that noone is opening it). Anyways, seems to be a common enough problem that Chamberline is replacing these things free of charge with 889LM pads.

    These are the pads in question (888 and 889 look same by the way)



    Alternatively if you are good with the soldering iron, you can replace the two lower capacitors yourself for a few bucks. They don't even look puffy or leak or anything most of the time, but still go bad, but known fact.

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    My timers stopped working on two of mine...I wonder if thats a similar issue.

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    My garage door opened randomly the other day and I couldn't figure it out for the life of me... Have that exact model, well shit lol.

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    My motion sensor light is doing the same thing as yours. I thought I was going crazy!
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    My light stays on for days at a time and sometimes won't come on when the garage opens etc.
    Never had my door randomly open though.

    What's the address we're getting these replacement's shipped to?
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    MyQ also stopped working this summer. Called a local garage door place (can't recall but i want to say Action Door). and they brought in a new unit for me on recall. Took two weeks but the recall does apply to Canada as well. can't remember where we found the link but no need to ship to the US for this. simply to install so i did it myself.

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    i am also interested in the canadian recall info

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    I wish they would also 'recall' their crappy smart garage hub I bought last year. The expensive batteries barely last a couple of weeks in cold weather.

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    I replaced mine with the ones for app control. Every time that door opens it buzzes my phone.

    https://www.liftmaster.com/smart-con...anel-/p/880LMW

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    Mine failed just a few weeks ago. I gave Liftmaster a call and they sent out free replacement 889LM's. The recall does cover Canada too, just need to call them instead of simply filling in the online form that the US has.

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    Been dealing with the stupid light thing ever since I got my jackshaft opener installed. Already went through two overhead lights through warranty, they work fine for the first month or two and then slowly fall into madness. Anyone know how you can figure out what panel you have? Can't tell if mine is an 888LM or the 889LM.

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    Me also.
    I've replaced mine once already. Fucking trash.

    Pro tip: the light works more reliably if it's an incandescent, not an LED.

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    I replaced mine with the ones for app control. Every time that door opens it buzzes my phone.

    https://www.liftmaster.com/smart-con...anel-/p/880LMW
    Link goes to "Out of stock" and a cool seventy-one ratings of 1-Star... LoL!

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    works great 2 stars

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4WARNED View Post
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    MyQ also stopped working this summer. Called a local garage door place (can't recall but i want to say Action Door). and they brought in a new unit for me on recall. Took two weeks but the recall does apply to Canada as well. can't remember where we found the link but no need to ship to the US for this. simply to install so i did it myself.
    Awesome good to know

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    Mine failed just a few weeks ago. I gave Liftmaster a call and they sent out free replacement 889LM's. The recall does cover Canada too, just need to call them instead of simply filling in the online form that the US has.
    Sweet, good to know. I looked online and their facebook post had people asking "Why not Canada?" so assumed it didn't apply to Canada, but if it does even better! I will pick mine up in the states when I go, but good to know they can be had here as well. Might order a spare one here as well.


    Super surprised to see how many people are seeing weirdness, thought it was just me! I would def get it replaced for anyone who is seeing the lights turn on randomly..it's just a matter of time before your door opens 20 times a night..or not work at all......going to kill my springs with the number of openings it did overnight.
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    i have mine on a wyze plug i turn off when its not being used cause i read somewhere they can randomly open haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    Me also.
    I've replaced mine once already. Fucking trash.

    Pro tip: the light works more reliably if it's an incandescent, not an LED.

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    Link goes to "Out of stock" and a cool seventy-one ratings of 1-Star... LoL!

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    Not only reliability of turning on the light. It can literally interfere with the communication as I experienced first hand
    https://forums.beyond.ca/threads/409...ge-Door-Opener

    The install manuals even tell you explicitly not to use led lights
    https://images.homedepot-static.com/...6fcaa34a1e.pdf

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    Do they ask for proof of purchase etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-ZUS View Post
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    Do they ask for proof of purchase etc?
    When they sent me a replacement light as a troubleshooting step for it randomly turning on/off and not responding to the wall control, they didn't ask for anything but a mailing address. That being said, the contact email I used was the same one that I've got a myQ account for, so maybe they looked it up that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-ZUS View Post
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    Do they ask for proof of purchase etc?
    Nothing at all for me with the USA order, just address to ship the new unit too.

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