I have times where I can spend a good amount of time on my home automation setup, then I have months where I can’t do much of anything. So after months of everything working fine, a Z-Wave switch of mine, an Aeotec Wallmote Quad suddenly stopped working and I couldn’t turn a light on. I went to the switch, which is connected to an Insteon dimmer (I think a Micro-Dimmer? Model #2442-222 ). I’ve never had trouble with either device before and I have never had a time when I turned a physical switch on or off and the Insteon switch connected to it didn’t respond, but this time nothing happened. I turned the switch on and off with no response.
And that’s when I check my HA app on my phone and realize I need to do 5 updates - Mosquito, ZWave2JS, Core, Remote, and OS. I’m also seeing a reported error with Z-Wave, but I didn’t look closely, since I figured updates might fix it. I do the updates and restart. The physical switch works. I can use my phone and control the light (the Insteon switch also lets me dim the light) and dim it, too. So the Insteon Micro-Dimmer is working fine. The Aeotec WallMote Quad, which is a Z-Wave device, is apparently not working. I checked and it’s charged. Then I check other Z-Wave switches. I can’t control them from my phone. The control panel doesn’t even let me turn the switch on or off - the control is ghosted.
I went to my desktop computer for troubleshooting.
When I go to Z-Wave, I see this:
So I go to CONFIGURE and get this:
Since it’s citing Z-Wave JS, I go there on the sidebar and find it’s not on, so I try to start it and get “Error starting the add-on.” I clicked Logs and I get an empty log with just a REFRESH link/button to click and when I do, I still don’t get any log entries.
Where can I start troubleshooting this - or does anyone know what’s going on here?