Remember my ecobee story and how I fixed it? In addition to the ecobee itself, I had six room sensors, which I disconnected from my previous ecobee in my old house.
I thought they would automatically connect to the new device, but I was wrong – nothing happened when I brought them closer to the ecobee. The website suggested removing batteries for two minutes and try again, but that didn’t help.
The only tooms sensor, which I had and which was not used before, connected to the ecobee immediately.
I was at a loss and was ready to through away all these six sensors, but then I decided to use “the last resort” and contacted an ecobee customer service. They told me to do the following:
- to put the batteries into my devices wrong side up
- to pull the ecobee off the wall, wait for two minutes, and plug it back again
- one by one, take each of the room sensors, turn the battery right side up while staying about 3 feet away from the ecobee, and then it will suggest pairing the sensors.
I know how ridiculous it sounds – but it worked!