IBlinds Automation failing

Automation failing

I have a weird issue with my automated smartblinds (brand: iblinds). I’ve got about 15 of these through the house and they work perfectly with automation of scheduled opening and closing times. There are three of these in our game room windows of which two always fail to physically close. I do see in the history that the automation of “closing” is triggering at the right time but it fails to actually close so I end up having to send a close command from smartthing to which it does respond physically. What’s weird is that it will respond to the “open” automation just fine. I excluded and added the device again to smartthings but this did not solve the issue. Any idea what I can do to resolve this issue?

One option I like to apply is using multiple scenes. Not sure how many other commands you are sending with your Automation that opens/closes the iBlinds.

For example…
If you have turning on/off lights and put them in their own scene.
IBlinds in their own scene
Other items in their own scene

Then add those scenes to the Automation in place of individual devices. Do what works best for you when creating scenes.

Of course, there is also the possibility of adding a repeater if you have none in that location… plugs or switches, etc.

Other community members will give you great advice… so wait for it :slight_smile: