The GE smart switch allows you to control all the lights in your home remotely from a mobile app or manually from a single switch in the comfort of your bed. However, like any other home system, the switch system is not flawless.
The GE smart switch’s blue or red light problems are some common issues you might experience with this innovative switch.
The GE smart switch blue light problem might result if the switch is defective, the gap on the switch is open, or if you’ve placed the switch and the smart hub more than 15 feet apart. On the other hand, the switch may blink red due to power or internet connection issues.
The switch may blink blue by default during its set-up. However, the blue light should stop blinking when the setup is complete, allowing you to connect your lighting appliances.
If the blue blinking light doesn’t stop, then the switch could be defective. Inspect the switch for any physical damages to repair or replace them. If the switch is intact, confirm whether its air gap is open to close it.
When pulled out, the air gap can prevent the passage of power to the home appliances. Reset the switch if none of the above steps helps.
On the other hand, the red light problem might also occur if the switch is receiving low power from the mains or overheating.
Unplug the switch from power and allow it to cool. If the red light is on, it is due to overheating. If overheating isn’t the problem, use a multimeter to test whether your power input is functioning properly.
If none of the above steps helps, reset your switch and try connecting to the internet again and the problem will resolve.
Below is a detailed discussion of the adobe problems and the solutions.
GE Smart Switch Blinking Blue Light
Is your GE smart switch is blinking a blue light, and are wondering what could be the cause?
You don’t have to panic when you see your GE smart switch blinking blue light. In most cases, the switch would flash blue light during its set-up mode and then go off. If it doesn’t go off, it might imply an issue with the switch’s parts, the air gap, or the distance between the switch and the smart hub.
You must inspect all the possible culprits to identify and solve the problem.
Below is a detailed discussion of the various causes of the blue light problem, along with their solutions.
The Air Gap On The Switch Is Pulled Out
The air gap sits below the main switch, near the blue light signal.
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When open, the air gap blocks all the power from the GE smart switch, meaning that the attached appliances won’t receive any power. As a result, the switch won’t respond to any commands you issue, either remotely or manually—it will blink blue instead.
To solve the problem, you need to check whether the air gap in your switch is open to close it. That way, you allow for continuity of power to all the other fixtures, meaning you will be able to control them from a central point.
The Smart Hub And The GE Smart Switch Are Distant Apart
The GE smart switch will only connect to the smart hub if the distance between them is not longer than 15 feet during the setup. If the distance in question exceeds 15 feet, the switch will blink blue and bar you from connecting any appliance to it.
You can solve the problem by placing the switch at a distance not exceeding 15 feet during set-up and then allow it to connect to the hub.
Defective Smart Switch
Another possible cause of the blue light signal in a smart switch is defects in the switch itself or if the switch has completed its service life. In essence, if the switch doesn’t have any physical damage and has served you for at least 2 years, you should replace it with a new one.
However, if the switch is still new and starts acting up, then, perhaps, one of its components is problematic. Call a GE smart switch repairs expert or take it to the manufacturer for a free repair. The latter is true if the product warranty is still valid.
GE Smart Switch No Blue Light
If you are using the GE smart switch for the first time, it is important to note that the solid blue lights are put on by factory default. However, you can alter their operating pattern by changing the settings in your app.
If your GE smart switch doesn’t display blue light, it’s because perhaps you accidentally interfered with the blue light settings in your smart things app. However, the good news is that it won’t interfere with the smooth operation of your GE smart switch.
To revert the blue light, open the smart switch app on your smartphone, hit the blue light switch, and then tap the little gear on the upper right. This will pop up multiple options for blue light. Choose your previous blue light schedule.
GE Smart Switch Solid Red Light
Another commonly reported problem with the GE smart switch is the solid red light signal.
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A GE smart switch solid red light might imply that the switch is overloaded or that the switch needs to get more power. In addition, the solid red light may also indicate that the switch has a poor connection to the internet or a faulty power connection.
Below is a brief discussion of the above problems and their solutions:
When you overload the smart switch, it may end up overheating because you are asking for more power than it can safely deliver. This issue may be accompanied by a solid red light.
To solve the problem, unplug the switch, allow it to cool and then load it with the appropriate load. Otherwise, you put yourself at serious fire risk.
Note: Sometimes, the switch may overheat while loaded with the recommended load. In that case, the chances are high that the switch has a defective component. You need to take it to a repair expert to help identify and examine the faulty parts.
Insufficient Power Supply
Another cause of the solid red light in a GE smart switch is an insufficient power supply due to broken and frayed connections. Check the power input and the related power supply components to ensure a continuous power flow.
Internet Connection Problems
Sometimes your switch may produce a solid red light if it is experiencing difficulties connecting to the internet. And the problem is likely the result that you have placed the switch far away from the router. Luckily, this problem is easy to fix by reducing the distance.
However, sometimes the problem might also result from system issues. In that case, the best way to fix the problem is to reset the switch.
To reset, press and hold the reset button for at least 15 seconds. The switch will respond by blinking red to indicate that the reset process has begun. After resetting, set up the switch again to see if the problem has been resolved.
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