In the old SmartThings classic app, when a device like a lightswitch died, you could select the device, go into settings and remove/replace the dead switch with a replacement switch with the same name.
This way the device retained it’s place in existing smartapps, automations, etc.
I cannot figure out how to replace an existing device using the new SmartThings app.
I finally added the replacement device using add a new device. Now I have the old dead device plus the new replacement device and I can’t delete the old dead device. The old dead device says it’s offline. When I edit the old dead device and try to delete device, it brings up Z-wave exclusion instructions.
How do I exclude my old dead device, which didn’t work and has already been removed and replaced?
I replaced numerous dead GE light switches in the classic app and never had this problem.