02-22-2017 06:43 PM
I have two wemo light switches that control 2 seperate lights on my front porch. Both switches work correctly and I can control both with the app no problem. I have a rule that turns both of them on at 6:30 and then again turns them off at 11:00. I want to keep the rule but have also found that from time to time when I'm headed to bed before 11 I will turn the lights off on my way up the stairs. So I used the long press rule to turn both of simltaniously. But here is the problem. When I hold the switch the first time, and release it does nothing. If I push and hold the switch again a second time it works perfectly as it should.
Is there something I am doing wrong? A setting to change? Anyone had anything like this happen? Thanks for the help.
03-06-2017 08:14 AM
Sorry no solution yet, no one seems to have the answer. It does appear that people are expereicing this problem though, its not just your switch. I posted on reddit too... and them thing... people with the same problem but no soluctions yet.
03-13-2017 06:17 PM
It seems like like there's conflict buzzing about in the background but let's isolate things first. Do you notice if the LED on the switch blinks when you hold down the switch? Also, does the rule still switch the lights on at 6:30PM and shuts off at 11PM?
09-05-2017 01:30 PM
I rewired a traditional 3 way dimmer setup to use a Wemo Dimmer (2 way). At the other end, I installed a Wemo Light Switch, whose load wire is not connected to anything, just insulated. The purpose of this 2nd switch was to solely use the long press feature to toggle on/off the Wemo dimmer. This way I didn't *lose* any of the old/traditional functionality.
When I long press it, its light flashes green power led a few times indicating a successful long press. Meanwhile that makes the dimmer flash its bottom white light once, but does not turn it (dimmer/light) on. However, if I try the long-press again, a 2nd time, it works fine. Then it switches on or off perfectly fine for the short term. The long press functionality is now actively working.
I am not sure after how long it times out and loses functionality again, but it's surely by the next time I need to use the switch. I notice that it has gone back to the state where the first long press does nothing (but flash the white light on the bottom of the dimmer) and only the 2nd attempt works.
What's really weird is that it flashes the white light on the dimmer, which means the light switch itself is doing its job with the long press. I fear the dimmer is not acting like it should until the signal is received a 2nd time.
The dimmer is neither on any schedule, nor used with IFTTT, for me to think of any conflicts.
09-09-2017 01:35 PM
Hi, rahulmm. Let's have our Escalation Engineers investigate on this matter further. Email us your contact details (full name, phone number, and community username), location (country/state), and the link to this post at WemoCares@belkin.com. Kindly include the summary of the workaround you've tried, as well.
11-11-2017 12:54 AM
It shouldn't behave that way, brianm_71. You'll only need to long press it once and the LED will flash green showing that the rule worked.
For this matter, make sure that your Wemo device is running on the latest firmware.
11-22-2017 07:13 AM
Confirmed. This is happening to me too. Although not consistently. I haven't had enough time to explore the exact circumstances. But it appears after you do the long-press twice it works consistently from that point forward. Or at least until the condition exhibits itself again. For me it seems to happen once per day
12-01-2017 12:52 PM
Exact same problem here - consistently.
First long press doesn't work (green LED flashes). Second long press always works as expected. I've restarted the switch (using Power Restart button on the front), deleted and re-created the rule and turned off all IFTTT applets.
My long press rule toggles 2 Wemo mini smart plugs and 1 Wemo dimmer switch. I have another rule to turn all Wemos off at 11:15pm.
Would really love a solution to make the long press work the first time!