Hello All, been a while.
I have a SmartThings hub and about a dozen of the GE Z-Wave toggle-style dimmer switches in my home. Today I think I broke one of them. I’m looking for confirmation that I did, or barring that, what I might do to troubleshoot.
Long story short, before installing a new (definitely not automated!) garbage disposal, I tested it by plugging it in to a outlet controlled by a switch that has worked great for years. I turned it on and it started, but within a second I heard a “click” and the disposal stopped, along with floor lamps in similarly controlled outlets. The switch doesn’t respond to presses. The blue light is out. The SmartThings app says the switch is unavailable. Still, nothing else on the same fuse is out. It’s not the fuse.
What do you think happened? The disposal says it’s 8.1 amps, but does it spike early? The switch admittedly has been there several years. Did it just decide to fail?
All considerations welcome. TIA
Edit: typos and clarity