TL;DR I am trying to reset some red series dimmers that had local relay disabled to factory defaults but holding down the C button for 20 seconds does nothing (LED color does not change) and neither does pulling the air gap (goes back to same settings when power restored).
I have been using 7 red series dimmers with Home Assistant OS on a RPi 3 with a HUSBZB-1 z-wave stick for nearly 3 years without issue. Once I had everything set up the way I liked, I ignored HA and stopped updating it. Recently I found myself wanting tinker again and take advantage of the newest version of HA. So I decided to do a fresh install on a new micro SD card. The new version of HA recognized my red series dimmers and included them right away. It also prompted me that new firmware was available. So I updated them. That might have been a mistake!
In my previous set up, I had some dimmers directly controlling the dumb lights that were wired to them and others with their relays disabled so they could control smart lights not wired to them. Now I would like to re-enable the relay so they control the lights wired to them but I cannot figure out how.
I have tried the following but nothing seems to work:
-pressing the C button 8x to disable/re-enable the relay
-holding the C button for 20 seconds to factory reset
-pulling the air gap, waiting 10 seconds, and pushing it back in
-adjusting parameters in HA
The C button does not change the LED no matter how many times or how long I press it. After using the air gap, the dimmer seems to have the same settings as before. So I can’t enable the relay and I can’t reset the switch either.
I can still toggle these switches (and the lights hardwired to them) on/off and can adjust their parameters like LED brightness etc. in Home Assistant. Parameter 12, Behavior: Local, is enabled. Parameter 22, Switch Type, is single-pole (one switch). Parameter 52, Operation Mode, is normal. But the physical button presses still do not toggle the hardwired dumb lights and the C button does not want to reset the dimmer. How can I wipe these dimmers clean and set them up as new? Thanks!
Edit: I should add that Home Assistant sees the button presses as scenes “firing.” So the buttons work and are sending commands over z-wave. They just aren’t toggling the switch’s internal relay. I also just tried swapping SD cards on the Pi to use the older version of HA and the lights with the relay disabled still activate the old smart bulb scenes and can turn on/off the dumb lights via scenes but I still cannot change parameters with the C button to exclude them or reset them.