Flashing Lights with GE/Jasco Dimmer Switch: New Problem

New problem here and hoping the community can help. A GE/Jasco dimmer switch that has been installed for over 3 years without issue on ADT Pulse and Vera. When the lights are turned on via the switch or the app I get to quick flashes before it goes up to 100%. And when I turn it off at the switch or the app I get numerous flashes before it goes out. If I try to dim the light in any direction at the switch that lights flash controllably. And to be quite honest I don’t think that they are going all the way up to 100% when I move it to 100% in the app. Any ideas what could be causing this?

Several possibilities, but let’s start with a few questions.

  1. Have you changed the bulbs that are controlled by the switch?

  2. Do you recall the exact model of the switch?

I have not changed the bulbs and I am not sure of the exact model of the switch. I just completely removed it from ST and I am still experiencing the issue when I try to turn the switch on. Maybe it is just going bad?

Could be, or the GE device or could be current fluctuation on the wire. If you just plug a plain unnetworked table lamp into an outlet on the same circuit is it flickering? If so, call an electrician right away, the circuit itself is bad.

I have another regular light switch on the same circuit right next to the z-wave dimmer switch and there is no flashing or flicking there.

Sounds like the dimmer switch itself, then. :disappointed:

I will have to try an swap it out. I have some new ones in box that I have not gotten around to installing. Thanks for the help.

Be careful, just in case it’s a fault in the circuit in between the table lamp and the dimmer box…

I’ve had similar flashing issues with these switches when associated with ST and not on other controllers, Vera and Revolv. I can’t figure out what the problem is. It’s happening with different bulb types incandescent and LED.

So I just tried flipping the breaker and that seem to solve the problem. Lights come as they should normally. Over the weekend I was installing some other switches and this is one of the breakers that got turned on and off repeatedly throughout the weekend. This time around I gave it several minutes in the off position and then back on. Everything seems normal but I will keep a close eye on it.

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Here’s my previous thread of this issue: http://community.smartthings.com/t/lights-flashing/