Hi Everyone! I was having an issue with a dead node with my z wave setup that happened after the power flickered a few times. From what I understand, even though it was reporting DEAD in the log, that was only an indication that the z wave controller could not communicate with the bulbs. In the process of attempting to fix this one node, I ended up messing up the other two lights that were working in part due to me attempting to restore to a previous image that I backed up before I implemented the z wave and bulbs. Maybe that was not the smartest option but I did another backup of the pi’s image beforehand. I though that if I started from scratch again I would have a better chance of succeeding…
I used the Raspberry Pi install option (OpenHABianPI)
USB Controller: Homeseer Smartstick+ (z wave plus)
Other Nodes (x3): GoControl LB60Z-1
Well, I stumbled upon the following thread. Troubleshooting guide for what to do in case of a dead node
I attempted to heal the network, based upon the Z-wave things setting it to the closest hour and then wait it out.
Next up, I did a hard reset within PaperUI (Configuration->Things->Edit->Advance->Hard Reset Controller)
Then I reset the lightbulbs (GoControl)
Restarted the Pi
Nothing happened and it was still reporting node two as dead and not showing the other two bulbs. I then removed the z wave controller thing and then the binding. I restarted the service (not the pi this time) and then reinstalled both.
It still reports that Node 2 is DEAD and when it appears in the inbox it is an unknown device. The z wave controller cannot locate the other two bulbs either.
Does anyone have any input on other concepts to try? Do I need to perhaps send back the USB stick and lights because the are ruined? (Far fetched but maybe?)