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    No luck unlinking keypad and switch, no scenes

    A dimmable switch and keypad I am not having any luck unlinking:

    1. 6 button dimmable keypad.
    The ON button controls just one set of ceiling lights, and turn them on to 100%. These lights (and the ON button are members of other scenes).
    This button is a member of 4 scenes.
    A, B, and C buttons all control scenes

    2. Dimmable wall switch.
    This is supposed to control just one set of pendant lights, and turn them on to 50%. It does not control a scene.
    This switch is a member of 8 scenes.

    Current situation:
    When the ceiling lights are on (1),
    if I either: turn on the pendant lights (2), turn off the pendant lights (2), or turn the pendant lights on brighter (2)...,
    The ceiling lights will turn off (1). These lights should remain on.
    The backlight for the ON button on the keypad will remain lit when turning on or off the pendant lights.

    I have tried every combination of:
    Both keypad/switch on, both off, and one on and the other off, and then
    pressing the set button on either until the beep and is green and let go, pressing again until beep and is red,
    And then go to the other device and press the set button until it beeps.

    No luck - the current situation stays as is.

    Is there something I am doing wrong with the unlinking process?
    Thank you-

    #2
    Originally posted by someinsteonquestions View Post
    Current situation:
    When the ceiling lights are on (1),
    if I either: turn on the pendant lights (2), turn off the pendant lights (2), or turn the pendant lights on brighter (2)...,
    The ceiling lights will turn off (1). These lights should remain on.
    The backlight for the ON button on the keypad will remain lit when turning on or off the pendant lights.
    You will need to remove the controller link in the pendant light switch and the responder link in whatever device powers the ceiling lights. Are the ceiling lights connected to the dimmer or relay built into the keypad, are they powered by a Micro Module or an InLineLinc, or are they Insteon-embedded LED bulbs?

    Are you using the Insteon Hub or an ISY to create your scenes?

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      #3
      I am using the Insteon Hub.
      The ceiling lights are connected to the keypad (formerly was just a simple non-Insteon switch), and the pendant lights were connected to a simple switch. These aren't Insteon bulbs.
      I had my old switches/dimmers replaced with Insteon (throughout the house). I'm not sure what the Micro Module or InLineLinc are.
      Basically these were installed and I am using them just as I did the non-Insteon switches (that existed before the keypad and switch). I use the iPhone to set up scenes (or do manually since the Insteons have never worked that well with the iPhone scenes).

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        #4
        Hmm. The iOS app shouldn't have any trouble creating or editing scenes, not unless there's some other interference going on. If you are creating links both through the app and manually, I can see how you might unintentionally generate some unintended device relationships.

        If you open the app, go to the Devices screen, tap on the keyboard, then tap On, does that turn on the ceiling lights? If not, stop here.

        If so, go back and Create a Scene. Call it Test. Put a check mark next to the Pendant Light switch, and another check next to the Ceiling Lights, then tap Next.

        On that screen, the button by the Pendant Light switch may say Controller, Responder, or Both. Tap the button until it says Controller. Leave the buttons next to the Ceiling Lights reading Responder and On. Tap Done, and the app should build the scene. Once it indicates it is done, walk over to the Pendant Light switch and confirm that it now turns the ceiling lights on instead of off. If not, stop here and report.

        If so, you're almost done. Go back to Settings, Scenes, Test, and tap Add a Member at the bottom. Uncheck both the ceiling light and pendant lights, tap Next, then tap Done. Once it is finished, turn on the ceiling lights, then confirm the pendant switch no longer changes the ceiling light setting.

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