2017 Genie Door Opener Works with MyQ

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After contemplating returning and finding another solution, I tried one thing with my new door opener, and it worked!  I had tried connecting 3 times and it went all the way through the 4 tries and 15 minutes and then errored out.  So I got a ladder, started the process again, and every time the garage learn lights went back to green indicating it had left learn mode, I pushed it again.  It went all the way through pass 1, all the way through pass 2, giving me plenty of time to think about how ridiculous it is that MyQ works with my 20 year old garage door opener but won't work with my 1 year old opener.  But then, on the 3rd pass, the door opened and the app said "Success!"   All is working as it should now with a door that is supposedly not supported.  Too early to know reliability yet, but it's worked all morning sending alerts and opening and closing from the app.  I love a hack.  It will be interesting to see if this becomes part of Chamberlain's instructions.
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Willard Volquardsen

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I congratulate your persistence!  Sometimes you just need a bigger hammer.;-)
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Mark Harris

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The MyQ emulates a button push. Its just that plain and simple. If you have ANY garage door opener that allows a simple dry contact push button to be attached with two-wires, then the MyQ simply emulates the effect of a hardware push-button.  You may have other issues that were getting in the way, and the setup instructions may not be as clear, but by and large ANY opener witha push-button should work with enough persistence to get all the steps right in the time allotted.

Touche'
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Jim, I am having the same issue with my late model genie 3055.  When you say the learning mode goes to green...mine goes to red. But basically you kept learning mode going by repressing the learn button over and over again? 
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Yep, that's exactly what I did.  As quickly as it changed from purple to green, I pushed it again, waited til it turned green again, and pushed it again.  Just trying to force it to stay in learning mode.  The first time I went the whole 15 minutes with no success, but the second time I tried, Boom!  Door opened and the app said "Success".
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I really wanted to thank you for making this post Jim! I just received a Chaimberlain MyQ in today from a sale and was super excited to get it up and running. When I checked the manual it said to verify on the website that the garage door opener was compatible. I did so and I have a 2018 Genie 2028, which said it would not work! I was upset to say the least, and started scouring the internet because I refused to believe it. After over an hour of looking, this is the only post that prevented me from just returning it.
I set everything up and attempted to sync the garage door opener with the hub and like you said, I just kept putting it into learning mode again and again. It only took 4 times and my light turned blue and the garage door opened!! I'm so excited and everything is working perfectly now!
Just a quick tip, I did not put the garage door sensor up because I was afraid I was going to have to return it, and the setup process doesn't know if the sync worked without the garage door sensor tilting, so either manually tilt it when the door opens, or install it when it tells you to!
Thanks again!
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Brandon, I also have the 2028 but cannot seem to get it to connect. Can you please tell me how and when you restarted the learn mode? With mine, when it times out it blinks red 4 times and I have to wait about 3 seconds before pushing the program button again to restart the process. If I try right when it stops flashing red the no lights ever turn back on.
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Chris,
I just kept pushing it repeatedly once the red blinks started. I did notice a small wait time until it went back into learn mode, but this didn't seem to be an issue since it would eventually/quickly go back into learn mode and then I would watch it closely and repeat until the garage door opened. I don't think you necessarily ever need the blinks to show successful, but as long as the MyQ can control the garage door, who cares what the opener thinks?! I hope you're able to get it working, mine has good so far.