I have had quite a few issues with Hubitat and my GE/Jasco Z-wave plus Fan Controllers timing out with alexa and alexa not being able to handle setting to medium via the word "medium" so I have created an app that wraps the fan controller with a Virtual dimmer switch and propagates the events the the physical fan. It works quite well and wanted to share it. It also creates a Virtual switch named "[fan name] Medium" so alexa can handle the medium setting.
I have only tested this on my fan type but I did put in a setting for supporting 5 speeds instead of the 3 mine has.
Anyways click the link to get to the Github repository for the app.
Alexa Fans app for Hubitat
Hope it helps.
Updated it with a newer version flushing out a few bugs with it. Seams rock solid now.
I have a bunch of these so I'll check it out.
BTW, I use an Alexa Routine to set Fans to Medium.
Have you tried this for an Alexa Routine:
WHEN YOU SAY
Alexa, set the family room fan to medium
Family Room Fan, 50%
I did try that a while ago and it didn't work. I'll try it again thanks. This still resolves the "device is not responding" issue.
Using the "Generic Z-Wave Dimmer" driver should resolve the "device is not responding" Alexa issue. Using this driver, along with Alexa Routines, should be a very simple workaround.
I updated this and now it works with both
GE Smart Fan Control and
Hampton Bay Zigbee Fan Controller
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