A couple things I noticed:
- According to your logs, OpenZwave was not able to load the config file for the dimmer. This should not cause the issues you are experiencing though (it is just an observation)
2020-06-05 16:30:11.539 Info, Node003, Unable to find or load Config Param file /config/ozwave/config/inovelli/lzw31-sn.xml
- What you are describing looks very similar to an issue I experienced a while ago and posted about here. By chance, did you mess around with the Protection settings for this device in HA?
- Normally when a device is factory reset or excluded/re-included, it would be assigned a new NodeID (Old Node IDs dont get reused until all 254 node IDs have been used). Since your switch is using NodeID 3, this leads me to believe that either the device did not exclude properly, or it did not successfully factory reset. You didnt try using the “Replace Failed Node” option, did you?
“Dead” just means that the hub is not able to communicate with the device. It could be due to a number of things, such as RF interference, lost power, or potentially if the RF protection status somehow got set (see bullet #2 above). Basically, after a certain number of failed attempts, the hub will mark the node as dead. If a node gets marked as Dead OZW will stop trying to send commands to it. A dead node will be “revived” if the hub receives some sort of communication from the Node, as it did here in your log:
2020-06-05 16:38:41.692 Detail,
2020-06-05 16:38:41.692 Error, Node003, WARNING: node revived
2020-06-05 16:38:41.692 Info, Node003, Received Central Scene set from node 3: scene id=1 in 7680 seconds. Sending event notification.
2020-06-05 16:38:41.692 Warning, Node003, No ValueID created for Scene 1
2020-06-05 16:38:41.692 Detail, Node003, Notification: Notification - Node Alive
Openzwave was created by reverse-engineering the zwave protocol. Unfortunately, this means that it doesnt always handle things perfectly. One of the issues OZW has is with dealing with dead nodes (some additional details on it can be found here). Since you mentioned this is your first zwave device, it might be worthwhile to exclude the switch, factory reset it, factory reset your zwave stick, and start fresh.