Two weeks ago I installed a Leviton DZMX1 to control a set of recessed lights. All worked great for a week, but then I started to have reliability issues. At first I thought maybe it was the dimmer it self, but a new one is having the same issues.
It seems as every so often the dimmer is losing it’s connection with my hub and stops responding until I physically touch the switch to control the lights. 80% of the time, smart things control works again, and the other time it takes more tinkering.
Tonight I worked my way into zwave repair. I reviewed the events log and found that device ID 04, Kitchen Lights, rejoined the network and voila everything worked perfectly again. Fast forward 20 mins when I go to control the lights and much to my dismay, they are not functioning. I reran the zwave repair and touched the switch a few times, they start working again, but 5 minutes later are unreliable.
Could it be bad signal strength? This is my only zwave device, the hub is in my living room which is 50ft away and around a wall. I do have a zigbee LED light strip in the same room as the dimmer and that works reliably 100% of the time.
I’m not sure what the issue is, but it sure is frustrating. Any help is appreciated.