I have dozens of GE Z-wave Plus switches installed. Some of them are Embrighten. Two of them have stopped responding to the Hubitat, but only for certain commands and only in certain directions. They are both using the built-in GE Embrighten Smart Dimmer Driver. Here is what I have observed so far:
The physical switch works for the basic on-off of the light by pushing the top button once to turn it on and the bottom button once to turn it off. Dimming works from the switch by holding the top or bottom button. Double tapping the top or bottom has stopped working. Double tap was set up on an HE Button controller for double tap and not using the switch's Association Group functionality.
The switch no longer responds to basic on-off commands originating from HE, whether from a rule machine command or manually pressing on or off on the device page in HE. Dimming no longer works from the device page. Double tap DOES work from the device page, so the driver is apparently communicating correctly.
I have some questions about the device State settings and variables on the device screen below:
3a) the Current States all change value appropriately on the screen when I populate the associated button and press it on the screen. Yet nothing happens. Logs seem to show nothing gets sent to the switch.
3b) Under the State Variables section, nothing seems to change the "holding:" variable. If you note the above, it is set to true. I must admit that I don't know what this variable actually does, but based on its name, I assume it is holding something or stopping something from continuing to function until the hold is set to false. I am just guessing on this. I can't find any way to set this to false.
If anyone can explain what the holding variable is for or what it does, I would appreciate learning about it. What are the allowable values for the Hold button on the screen?
Logs seem to show nothing coming back from the Switch, even on Configure or Refresh. Not even on Save Device or Save Preferences.
As you can see, these are pretty strange happenings. These switches have been functioning for years just fine, but now these two have become flaky. These two switches are both in the same 4-gang switch box with two other Embrighten switches, which are functioning fine. Any thoughts would be appreciated. I really don't want to have to remove these switches from HE and factory reset them and re-configure all the places in HE that they are used in automation unless it is the last resort.