Ok, been reading a lot of posts and cannot find one dealing with this issue.
In the kitchen/dinette combo room I have a triple gang box with one switch handling the kitchen can lights, one switch handling the lights on the fan and one switch handling the on/off of the fan blades.
There are two separate switches to control the fan. (light and fan) Each of these switches has there own load and a line wire.
I added the needed common jumper.
The fan is a Hampton Bay 3 speed controlled with a pull chain. The original wall switch just controlled on/off. I would like to confirm that such a 3 speed fan does work with the GE Fan Controller switch.
I am using a Smartthings V2 Hub.
When I hooked up the GE fan controller the blue ED did not light. The GE smart dimmer switches for the fan’s lights and the kitchen lights work perfectly.
I was even able to determine and set the fan to it’s high speed setting when trying the GE fan controller.
The blue LED never lit and the fan never turned on. I also tried two different fan controllers to be sure the one wasn’t bad.
Is there a trick to wiring the fan controller? Does it work with a mechanical 3-speed fan? (meaning the speed is controlled by the pull cord only). Should I just get a GE smart on/off switch?
I also notice there is NO “fan controller” option in the ST’s app to add the unit manually? What is the correct “thing” to select to manually add the fan controller? I tried using the GE Smart in wall dimmer (z-wave) and the GE on’off switch (z-wave). No luck using either.
And to just confirm. I was able to add no problem (well it took a few minutes for the hub to find the switches) the GE smart dimmers for the lights. So the hub was close enough. The troubling thing is that the led in the fan controller did not turn on. I also confirmed the system was hot and had power going to it and when I re-installed the original switch the fan worked as normal.