Has anyone else had this problem? I installed a one-speed bathroom fan from Panasonic which runs on 17W, 120V. I installed a new switch for it, making sure I had a neutral. I had an extra Go Control Linear Dimmer (Linear WD500Z-1) on hand, so I hooked that up. The fan worked fine, and was properly controlled by my hub and an app I wrote to turn it on for x minutes every y hours to ventilate the bathroom regularly.
I didn’t want to leave the fan on a dimmer though, so I ordered a GE12722 Z-wave on/off paddle, which I’ve installed in a few other places fine. It’s rated for 960 W incandescent, a ½ HP motor, or 1800 W at 15 Amps. Nevertheless, when I turned it on for the first time, the fan came on but I could not turn it off. It clicks off and immediately clicks on again. Same whether I switch it manually or via the app/hub/z-wave.
I removed the switch, hooked it up to a nearby outlet just to test it, and it worked fine there, but there was no load on it.
I have verified that the line/load/neutral/ground are attached correctly. I have also verified that there is 118V across line/neutral, and 0 volts across load/neutral when the switch is not connected.
So is the fan load too much for the switch somehow, even though it’s far below the rating for the switch?
I’ll reluctantly go back to the Linear dimmer that works for now. Maybe I’ll try their on/off switch unless I can figure this out.