How do you reset a GE Z-wave outlet?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

To reset a GE Z-wave outlet, you can follow these steps:

1. Make sure your Z-wave controller is ready to remove the device. This could be a smart hub, a Z-wave controller, or any other device that manages the Z-wave network.

2. Locate the smart outlet that you want to reset. It should be plugged into a power source and may have an LED light indicator.

3. Press and release the button on the smart outlet to remove it from the Z-wave network. This button is usually located on the front or side of the outlet. The LED light may blink or change color to indicate that it is being removed.

4. Once the device is successfully removed from the network, it is time to reset it to its factory defaults. To do this, press the button on the smart outlet three times in quick succession. You should press and release the button rapidly, with a short pause between each press.

5. After pressing the button three times, press and hold the button for at least three seconds. This will initiate the reset process.

6. During the reset process, the LED light on the smart outlet will blink five times to confirm that the reset was successful. After the blinking, the outlet should be back to its factory default settings.

It is important to note that resetting the smart outlet will remove any custom settings or configurations you might have had. This means you will have to re-pair the outlet with your Z-wave network and set it up again according to your preferences.

In my personal experience, I have had to reset a GE Z-wave outlet when it stopped responding to commands from my smart home system. By following the steps mentioned above, I was able to remove the outlet from the network and reset it to its factory defaults. After re-pairing it with my smart hub, the outlet started working properly again.