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Insteon Hub 2245-222 (rev 1.13 4814) won’t power on

Sitting in the basement tonight, getting ready to movie night, the family started yelling “Hey Google, Turn off the basement lights”. To our dismay, Google was unable to turn off the lights.

I noticed a few days ago that the front light didn’t appear to be working, wasn’t turning on/off on schedule, I turned it on manually one evening, and the next afternoon it was still going.

I rebooted my Insteon Hub, or so I thought. I thought even after doing so, I was able to get the lights to work via an app, but apparently I was mistaken.

Our Insteon Hub has died. Apparently this is a very common problem, according to this thread.  So I ordered the recommended capacitor (C7, a 47uf 50v), and this weekend I’ll be working on repairing the Hub to see if I can avoid having to buy a new device. I will tell you, if I can’t repair this one, I won’t be buying another Insteon Hub.

Recent Comments

Mine died a few weeks ago. From searching the net, this problem has been around for years. Not a good sign. Warranty expires next week, but Insteon won't do anything without proof of purchase. I didn't keep the receipt, but bought at Costco. Unfortunately, Costco provides no means to look up and print a receipt. You have to go to a warehouse store (now two hours drive). Even if Insteon would repair under warranty, I would probably have to wait weeks. So I just bought another hub from Amazon for $53. I may order the capacitors and replace them so that I have a spare hub.
Posted By: Frank K on Jun 2018
Thanks for the idea Frank! I just ordered another as well from Amazon for a hell of a price.
Posted By: Chris H on Jun 2018

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