05-08-2018 11:27 PM
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05-09-2018 03:46 AM
This might throw light on your problem, but bear in mind that I've never seen a Dohm, so I might be wrong.
If your Dohm has an electronic on / off switch as opposed to a mechanical one and you're trying to switch it on and off using a WeMo then that is the problem. Devices with electronic on / off switches cannot be operated in that way. This includes televisions and radios.
It is not a fault with the WeMo. An ordinary mechanical timer would give you the same problem.
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05-09-2018 08:59 AM
Thanks for the link. I doesn't look like an electronic switch to me, so perhaps there is some other problem.
Sorry I can't help.
05-09-2018 09:32 AM
What does it mean, "do not play together"?
If the wemo works with other devices than the wemo is probably ok.
The wemo mini radio is a bit crappy (the bigger wemo socket seems better) so you may find it works in some outlets but never stops flashing amber when you plug it into another outlet even if it's closer to your router. So make sure it comes online first before plugging in the machine.
If you can turn the machine's switch on then plug the machine into an outlet and it starts working then it should work with the wemo. Turning on the wemo is just like plugging in the device. Does the manual button on the wemo turn the machine on? If it doesn't turn on in either case, then what Peter said.
If the wemo drops offline (flashing amber) when the machine turns on it could be the machine creates RF interference and knocks out the wemo wifi. Generally that would be an FCC violation and you might be able to get the machine manufacturer to help.
05-09-2018 09:16 PM
05-10-2018 04:23 AM - edited 05-10-2018 04:24 AM
Thank you for your kind comment Panther37
We're all polite folk here! The only acrimonious posts seem to be for Belkin itself!
Having viewed your video, I'd suspect that there is a slight tolerance discrepancy between the two plugs you are demonstrating with, resulting in the one on the Dohm not connecting to the WeMo but being OK in the wall outlet directly.
Since the unit works OK when you use an extension cord, the possibility seems even more likely in my opinion. If you want to connect without the extension cord, replacing the plug in the Dohm might be a remedy.
05-10-2018 06:03 AM
Right, it does look like it's something like that. The machine turned on once when you plugged it in - seemed to confirm Peter's diagnosis. If it's a loose fit slightly bending the plug outward might help.
I noticed the white light of the wemo flashing occasionally and it becoming unresponsive to the button. Is it perhaps crashing and rebooting? Does the relay click off when that happens? As I mentioned, the mini is a bit crappy and doesn't like some outlets - moving it away using the extension cord might have sorted that problem. Or it might just be defective and occasionally turning the relay off depending on the load.