I am on a mission to automate my house with SmartThings. I have a total of 11 GE/Jasco switches installed in my house (8 on/off; 3 dimmer). I have noticed that when I install them, it takes anywhere from “immediately” to 30 min for the app to be able to discover the new switch to add it. It’s extremely frustrating. I turn the lights on/off, let the app sit there for 15 min in “discovery” mode. So I give up, go do something else for a bit, come back try again… still nothing. Then on say the 3rd or 4th try, the switch shows up immediately upon entering the “add new device” screen.
Is there something I’m not doing or doing incorrectly? I turn of the breaker for the room, install the switch, turn the breaker on (see the blue light on the switch - so I know it’s powered), then the insanity starts.
Is there a sequence of taps or something to get the switch to do something to pair/join?
In one case that took over 30 min, the switch was in the same room (about 5 feet away) as the hub.
I still have 3 more switches to install…