Garage door opening and closing by itself

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Just installed a new MyQ hub. A couple of hours later the garage door opened by itself. I though perhaps that I might have inadvertently activated it from the app so added the security feature of having to verify when activating the open command. The next day while at home the garage door opened and closed by itself then opened again. I see from all the post that people are having this same issue.

Is there a fix for this? 
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Tony Servedio

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I purchased a Chamberlin garage door opener and installed it in last week of October or first week of November 2018 at my father-in-laws house down in Florida. We were there checking up on him, (he is 91 years old) and no longer living at home. The old opener broke down while we were visiting from NJ and so we replaced it with a Chamberlain purchased in Home Depot. We went to bed after completing the install and woke up the next morning only to find the door wide open. I figured I was negligent and forgot to close it. That was not the case. Ever since the door has been randomly opening and closing on its own. I went through all the online checks and ballbalances suggested by Chamberlin tech support trying to correct the issue, to no avail. After further research on line I learned that this is a wide spread issue that Chamberlin has either ignored or is unable to fix, yet they continue to sell a defective product. They and any retailer that sells their product should be ashamed of themselves. When some poor person is victimized by their faulty product, and they are sued, maybe then they will learn their lesson and get this product off the shelves and or fix the problem. Now I have a garage door that I need to unplug in order to have piece of mind every time I am away from the house.