Exhibit a : I’ve purchased the Leviton DZS15-1BZ Smart switch, with matching VP0SR-1LZ remotes. These have been installed in non-dimming locations - one install in a hallway is a 4-way switch, and one install in a bedroom is a 2-way switch.
Exhibit b: I also have a 3-way Leviton VRMX1-1LZ and matching VRCZ1-1LZ remote installed in another location on a dimmable chanderlier - these are not causing any problems, and there is not an audible clicking sound when pressing either the main or the remote switch (I mean besides the actual click.)’
All of these have been installed by professional electricians.
So, in the case of the strange click (see exhibit a above), the clicking noise happens, on all 4 of the controlls - the switch AND the remote in one area, and on both controls in the second area. The click is audible and coming only from the location of the main switch, and not the remotes. The click is also audible whether one of the controls is toggled, or through the use of the SmartThings app, as well as through Alexa. So I’m I’m in the middle of the hallway and SmartThings activates the lights, I can clearly tell that the clicking is coming from the installed location of actual switch.
None of this is happening with the dimming controls (exhibit B).
I understand that dimmer and switches work differently. But how differently? Is this normal behavior?
Also, one of the 2-way switches in Exhibit a keeps tripping a breaker in that room every few days. This has never happened before the install, and there’s very little in use in there (it’s a kids’ playroom).
I’d love any input on this. I’m completely confused and the clicking is really freaking me out.
Thanks in advance!