Replace Function for Zwave Devices

I’m pretty sure I know the answer to my question, but I’m going to ask anyways as there are ALOT of helpful and smart people on here.

In the old app when your Zwave wall switch died (like GE like to do) you could replace it. I believe that functionality went away with the new app, but just want to confirm replace device isn’t an option anymore.

If it isn’t, like I suspect, then I’m assuming my only recourse is to add a new switch, force delete the dead switch, then manually update all my automations and such using the new switch.

I wasn’t able to find any relevant topics where it was discussed recently using android app.

Yes you are on the right track, but consider the following:

  1. If possible I would used z-wave exclude instead of delete to get rid of the old switch. I could be wrong but I think you are less likely to get z-wave ghosts with this method.

  2. If you delete the last “if” and/or “then” from a modern routine it will disappear. So sometimes I temporarily insert virtual switches in routines so they don’t disappear until I insert the new switch.

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