Can GoGontrol Thermostat (GC-TBZ48L) be added to SmartThings?

I’m migrating from Iris, and decided to upgrade to mesh network along with getting a new Smart Home hub. I bought SmartThings WiFi (3-pack), which includes Smart Home Hub in each of the three devices. My existing GoControl GC-TBZ48L is Z-Wave, but is not one of the nine listed compatible thermostats, and there is no “generic Z-Wave thermostat” option. Anyone know of a way to connect it?

I’ve seen other posts about this thermostat, so it must have worked with SmartThings Connect, or SmartThings Classic, but it doesn’t seem to be supported in the app that I was directed to use. If no one can help, I’ll have a pretty nice thermostat for sale on e-bay.

I’m pretty sure this is the thread you’re looking for. I would double check with the author to verify support for your device as access to this code is not free, but does include support.

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I’ll take a look.

@GregLNT Is it this one?

The fingerprint for that device is added explicitly in the “Z-Wave Battery Thermostat” DTH and I’ve had one on my desk. We definitely support it in Classic, but you might run into some trouble in the new app, I haven’t checked lately.

Yes, that’s the one. The model number has an “L” at the end, which I assume represents “Lowes,” because it was packaged for Iris by Lowes. In the SmartThings app, it appears that my only options are as shown below. It’s hard to believe that the nine thermostats listed are the only ones that will work.

just pick one of the other z-wave options. That puts the hub into general inclusion mode for any z-wave or zigbee device.

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I have the same problem. Did you get yours connected to Smartthings

I don’t own one, but if you are having issues getting any zwave device connected… you should try a general device exclude first then include it.

I am migrating over from Iris as well and have the same thermostat …did you get it to pair to smartthings? if so did you have to do anything specific? one of the above options mentioned code…never installed with code before so any assistance with that if you had to use would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

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Steps to get it paired in the new app:

  1. perform a z-wave exclusion on the device
  2. go to add device
  3. choose any z-wave thermostat
  4. confirm hub is in pairing mode(flashing green led)
  5. put thermostat in pairing mode
  6. hub should find it

Yes. I followed Jimmy’s advice and selected a different Z-Wave thermostat (Honeywell, I think). There’s some confusion between the app and my GoControl thermostat regarding Fahrenheit and Celsius, but it’s working fine. I had to change the thermostat to display Celsius because the app’s setpoint options were Celsius, but I think the new app may have fixed that issue. Check out my high-tech solution:

I didn’t have to use any code.

Thanks for the input jimmy and greg! Im going to try to pair it now!

did you have any smart buttons from iris that you used and got to pair with the new app?

Greg…I got it paired! And mine is showing F…i am using the new app. and it is working perfectly at moment! ;0)


My understanding is that the Iris smart buttons do not work with anything except Iris, and Lowes paid me for the one that I had.

yes they paid me for me 10 or so buttons…had seen discussions where some had loaded them to smartthings…i was trying after i got the thermostat paired and then system went off line for some reason and then i had to go will try again later

I have my GoControl paired w/no problems. It works fine… except that it now shows AWAY at the bottom of the display and I have no idea as to why… or how to change it… there is nothing in the GoControl manual that I can see that even mentions AWAY. I thought maybe away mode for the ST… but I can’t find that anything I change updates the GoControl

Press and hold Mode button (top left) it will switch between Away and non-away.
There is some kind of safety temperature set for away mode you can set in the setup mode (not app).

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That was it… it worked and cleared that for me!!

Thank you So much!!

Now if I could only keep my Qwikset (Zwave) connected… it disconnects within a matter not a few hours… and is maybe 10’ away and in line of sight… early on v2 Iris I had issues, but I finally had it stable the last few years