I recently put power to my shed and put two GE zwave on/off switches (non plus models) in a two gang box. One switch I connected to the load and it works great, the other I just attached hot, common and ground so that when I run my next set of lights I don’t have to undo all the wires in the box (have a place to properly tie in ground and common).
The problem I have now is that spare switch won’t join my network. The blue light turns on, I hear the relay going on/off when I manually push the button, it seems to respond to exclusion mode on the hub but I can’t add it.
I thought distance might be an issue but I have 4 door sensors, two zwave+ outlets (innovelli), a GE non-plus outlet, the other switch in the box and another GE switch in the same shed all working fine.
Does anyone know if I have to have a load attached in order for it to pair? I knew the old dimmers would have required it but the on/off seems like it should join since it powers up and seems to respond manually. Hoping I don’t have a bad switch.