I've had a SmartThings Water Leak Sensor (F-WTR-US-2) connected for over a year, just just experienced an issue where the sensor was still reporting back temperature and battery level, but failed to report back
When I first connected the device, I tested it in the planned location and it detected moisture as expected and reported it back to the hub. Hearing stories from other community members, I've been following the recommendation of manually checking the sensor by putting a drop of water on it every ~6 months to make sure it's still reporting back.
Unfortunately, I missed my 6 month check this month and found water on the floor and no indication from the sensor.
At first I thought it might be a communication issue or battery issue, but I checked the hub and I'm seeing temperature and battery values reported back over the past several days.
I tapped the
refresh() button on the device details screen while the sensor was wet and a new
temperature value came in, but no
water value. I tapped the
configure() button and the
water value reported in as wet as expected.
Any thoughts on what could cause a device to become partially connected like this when it formerly reported data in fine just ~6 months ago?