Ok forum folks, I’m hoping someone here has some insight, because I’m lost. I do see some other threads about this, and I’ve been reading them, but I have not yet seen any answers that help me.
I have a wood pellet stove that heats my house. It can be controlled by a standard 2-wire thermostat. Due to the nature of these stoves it’s not good to operate them like a furnace with regular on/off, but I have always used a programmable thermostat to essentialy function as a simple on/off timer - “At 3am go to 90 degrees, at 7am go to 50 degrees”. Thus it fires up, rus for 4 hours, then shuts down.
Back in February 2021 I purchased a Wyze Thermostat so I could control that scheduling from my phone. It also provides the nice feature that I can turn it on remotely if we’re coming home and I’d like to warm things up first. Worked great, loved it.
It’s now October 2021 and getting cold, so time to get the stove fired up! Wyze Thermostat is dead. Won’t power on at all. RMA’d the unit through its warranty (Kudos to Wyze, that was easy). New unit arrived, installed, fires the stove up just fine, shuts it down just fine.
But the scheduling is not working. Right now for testing I have a very simple schedule setup - “Go to 90 degrees at time X, go to 50 degrees at time Y”. But it’s not changing at all. I’ve tried Home, I’ve tried Away, I’ve tried Sleep. I’ve done a reset on the unit itself, removed and re-added the thermostat to the app. It simpoly will not turn on using the schedule. I can manually spin the dial in the app to 90, and it fires right up. Spin it back to 50 and it shuts down. The temperature is not set to “Hold”.
Has anyone dealt with any issues like this? I feel like I’m most likely overlooking something simple & stupid, but for the life of me I cannot figure out what it is.