my network seems to work well. When we had the issues with S2 inclusions on c7 hubs a couple of firmware versions back i ended up with a couple of failed inclusions. I believe that they left three failed nodes behind. I was trying to include three zooz zen27 dimmers.
After the firmware was updated i still had a problem getting a reliable mesh to these switches so i ended up buying a second hub and i control these switches on the second hub (linked back to the first hub via hublink).
However on my first hub i have three "phantom" nodes that show up in zwave details. I suspect they are remains from the three zooz dimmers i tried to use way back when.
I would like to remove them, i tried remove, repair. refresh and discover but nothing happens.
Any advice for what I should do?
Did you try de-powering (flip the breaker) for these switches with the failed inclusion, and then try to Repair. That hopefully will cause them mark them as failed. Once that happens, try the Remove button.
If this hub can see those switches, no matter if they are correctly paired, then you probably won't be able to remove them.
No need for aluminum foil. When i need to go James Bond and must conceal my movements from Spectre i bring my trusty duffel bag that Q gave me. I'll just toss the hub in it for a few minutes! Martini anyone? Shaken not stirred as always.
I tried this, they showed failed state. I clicked on the remove button (could have been called delete) but nothing seemed to happen. The device is still there. i even tried a power cycle while the switches where unpowered followed by a repair/delete but it didn't get the devices removed.
Surely there must be a way to forcible remove an errant device?
But first - did you try the Remove button a number of times? Usually once is not enough in my experience. I've seen it take four or five or more tries before the device is removed. Remove doesn't always work, but when it does it's almost always tried numerous clicks.
If your mesh is humming along and things are working, it can be a purely cosmetic ghost. I had one for a while - everything worked great, but it sat there mocking me quietly so I eventually removed it using the UZB stick.