I bought a modern forms fan in July of 2020. After much struggle to get it installed in a high ceiling, i found it would drop off the network a lot and i would re-add it through the app many times. That was before i had home assistant.
Modern forms sent me 2 replacement wifi modules and one new wall control (They said my second wifi module was incompatible with the wall unit). I was really ready to give up on this fan. I talked to a few different people in modern forms fan support and finally a new person started on the support team and promised to help me get my fan working properly. At this point the fan was staying on wifi pretty well, but if i turned it off and tried to start it from the alexa, it would struggle to start and not actually move and just make clicking noises. If i got a stick and gave it a little push it would start spinning, I sent this to support and told them i suspect the motor was bad. They said no it is a firmware issue, and a new firmware would be released soon. I kind of lost interest in the fan at this point because it was so much trouble, but a few months later i realized the fan was working perfectly and was solid for months. Because of all the issues, i would only control the fan through alexa. I would not open the app on phone or use the wall control. It worked fine for months this way. I think i remember that if i even open the modern forms app on my phone or use the wall control, the fan would drop off wifi sometime later.
Then i started to use home assistant and found this great add on (Thank you!). But as soon as i started using it my fan started dropping off the network several times a day and require i pull the air gap to get it back on wifi again. So my situation sounds like what has been described here. I deleted the add on and i am going to reset the fan and see if it stays on the network for a few days, If it works fine then i will reinstall the add on and try to change the polling interval and setup the auto reboots and see how that goes,
Thank you for this add on! I don’t think my recent issues are because the add on is bad, i just think these fans are VERY finicky and develop problems for the least little thing. Hopefully i can get it figured out.
If the fan wasn’t so hard to install, i would have taken it down and sent it back a long time ago. Way too much trouble for a simple fan. I do like the way it looks and being able to control it through alexa when it will stay on the network.