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Troubleshooting on X-10
DEAFWORKS Tech Support is pleased to help
you with the basic general troubleshooting on your X-10 system problems. Please do the test for your X-10 system as follows:
For TRANSMITTER (on all models):
Unplug the the Doorbell flasher transmitter and let it cool
for 5 minutes. Then, plug it back.
Press "ALL LIGHTS ON" and "ALL LIGHTS OFF" buttons on the transmitter to see if the receiver lights are working in other rooms. See below photo for clarity where are the buttons.
If the LED red light does blink on the transmitter, there is nothing wrong with the transmitter itself.
If the LED red light showed "dimmed" (or "glow") on the transmitter, it is dead and cannot be repaired. Please order a new X-10 transmitter replacement here.
NOTE: 99.99% of the time, the receiver RARELY fails.
If the receiver lights does NOT flash, check for its bulb (i.e. burn out).
Make sure that you are using incandescent bulb type like this:
Energy-saver bulb (NO!)
If the bulb is still working, check for its receiver's matching channel with the transmitter (i.e. "A" to "A").
If the receiver's lights and matching channel are fine and STILL not flashing, unplug all appliances (TV, VCR, Computers, etc). Unplug all power strips, too.
NOTE: Below three photo identifications of several power strips (which it can be also mistakenly called as "surge suppressors"):
Wall-mounted (6 outlets)
Super Surge Suppressors
Press "ALL LIGHTS ON" and "ALL LIGHTS OFF" button on the transmitter to see if the receivers lights are working.
After the receiver lights are known to be working fine, plug one appliance or power strip to the wall at a time.
Do it again on Steps #5 and #6 until you notice an appliance or power strip that blocks (or doesn't send) the X-10 signals. Remove that appliance or power strip. Then, don't use it anymore.