Somfy Blinds Troubleshooting

Somfy blinds is a pioneer of motorized windows as has given a new name to the convenience, aesthetic and comfort by its elegant blinds and shades technology. They present a perfect balance in between shadow and light and give your space a soft and luxury touch. With the innovations in technology, you can give a new dimension to your living space by using these durable, seamless shades.

Somfy has a very high and prestigious reputation due to its motorized curtains whose technology to assist you. But sometimes minor problems can arise due to some connectivity or malfunctioning of some parts. Here is a simple guide for all these somfy blinds troubleshooting.

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Somfy Blinds

Problem

Quick solution

Somfy Motor not Responding to Remote 路         Check battery and wand connection

路         Make sure batteries are making proper connection with spring

路         Unplug and plug the switch again

somfy battery blinds not working

 

路         Check power connection

路         Make your blinds go through power cycle.

Somfy Electric Blinds Not Working 路         Power cycle your blinds

路         Try resting your blinds

somfy remote blinking red

 

路         It shows that Device is scanning both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for Wi-Fi network.
Somfy remote not working after battery change

 

路         Make sure battery poles are aligned properly.

路         Make sure there is no interference in signals.

路         Make sure battery is making proper connection.

To understand your problem thoroughly and solve it here is a complete and explained information step by step.

Somfy Motor not responding to Remote:

If your remote motor is not responding then the very first thing that you have to check is that is your remote control working properly? first thing that you have to check is the batteries of the remote and then press any button to check if the LED display lights up. And if remote is functioning properly then you need to check few more things.

  • First examine the motor and batter wand connection.
  • Then check battery wand to make sure that batteries are touching the spring.
  • Make sure that battery tube鈥檚 end caps are secured tightly.
  • If all the above steps are okay then you may need to change the batteries in battery wand. For instructions on that, watch this video.
Somfy Blinds Troubleshooting
Somfy Blinds

How to troubleshoot if your RTS motor does not respond

If you are having trouble with your Somfy powered RTS motor try these steps.

Step 1: first press and hold 鈥渕y鈥 button for 8 seconds and red light will blink through all the time. If not, replace the CR2430 battery. If light blinks move towards next step.

Step 2: now unplug the motor switch and then plug it back. Check if system is working otherwise move towards next step.

Step 3: Check the power supply at quick connect outlet. If power is working then go to next step. 

Step 4: Try using a different outlet and plug the motor into that.

Step 5: Press up and down at the same time, if the motor jogs unplug it, plug it back in, and refer to the related programming video:

A “jog” is a brief in and out movement of your motorized product.

Step 6: Try resetting the motor by unplugging the switch foe 3 second and then plug it back for 10 seconds and then unplug it again for 3 seconds and plug it again the motor will move. Wait for 5 seconds and then press the and hold programming button. If this works, refer to the related product programming video:

If the motor does not respond, continue to the next step.

Step 7: If all above mentioned steps are not working then your motor might be in thermal shock and will take 15 minutes to cool down. Once it is cooled try above mentioned troubleshooting solutions.

Somfy Battery Blinds Not Working

If your somfy motor blinds are not working properly have a look on these troubleshooting.

Checking the Power Source

If your blinds are not responding then there is a possibility that that your power source is having some issue. In this case we recommend you to examine the batteries along with the connections of blinds.

Make sure that your blinds are getting the power supply to function properly and if not, then there are chances that you need to change your batteries or power connection. But double check before taking the decision.

Power Cycling the Blinds

Another quick troubleshoot for your blinds is to pass them through a power cycle. For this all you have to do is to keep your blinds unplugged from power supply for few seconds. Mostly 30-60 seconds are recommended for this.

Resetting the Motor

If above mentioned points didn鈥檛 help then try to reset the motor but first check the mechanical push button limits and if there are then press the button to reset it. After successfully resetting you will have to redo a few configurations as resetting the motor clears all the settings.

Troubleshoot the Remote

Blinds can also be troubleshooted by your somfy remote. There is a button labeled as 鈥My鈥 in the middle of the remote. Press the button for about 10-15 seconds and after that there will be a flashing red light. While doing all this process you鈥檙e your remote鈥檚 batteries must be fully charged. If there is not any light it means that batteries need to be replaced.

Seeking Professional Help

If your problem is still not solved then try seeking help from a verified professional. So that he can identify the problem.

Faulty Blinds

If at this point your problem is still unsolved then it is safe to say that you need to replace your blinds as they are beyond repair. If your blinds have warranty then you can replace them without any expanse.

How to Fix Somfy Electric Blinds Not Working?

If your Somfy Electric blinds are not working properly we have some suggestions for you.

Power Cycle

Another quick troubleshoot for your blinds is to pass them through a power cycle. For this all you have to do is to keep your blinds unplugged from power supply for few seconds. Mostly 30-60 seconds are recommended for this. This will be enough to solve minor programming bugs.

Using a Different Outlet

One of the reasons for your blind to not work can be a faulty power outlet. So, to check it try changing the power outlet or you can plug some other appliance in that outlet to check if it is working.in case other appliance is working it means that outlet is perfectly fine.

Check For Obstructions

Sometimes, the problem lies in the installation and you have to fix them to avoid future problems. Sometimes thorough cleaning works as a miracle.   Check if the blind alignment is okay. And to further check problem in installation process, you can hire a professional contractor so that he can help you diagnose the problem.

Resetting

You can reset your electric blinds by using the remote. There is a button labeled as 鈥My鈥 in the middle of the remote. Press the button for about 10-15 seconds and after that there will be a flashing red light. While doing all this process you鈥檙e your remote鈥檚 batteries must be fully charged. If there is not any light it means that batteries need to be replaced.

Inspecting the Remote

Another option is to thoroughly check your remote physically if something is out of place. First check your batteries that they are making proper contact with spring or if they are in good condition. And check that remote is working or not cause faulty remotes can also cause a lot of complications.

Getting it Checked

If all above mentioned steps have failed to satisfy your problem then you need to call a professional to have a batter look and find the problem that is causing all the trouble. There can be possibility of faulty electric motor if you inspect your blinds properly you will be able to repair it.

Contacting Support

Beside calling and getting help from a professional technician you should also contact the support team for extra help by letting them know the problem. They will advise you with a solution to the problem.

Getting it Replaced

If your problem is still unsolved that means your blinds are damaged beyond repair in this situation the only option is to replace your device and get a new one. But make sure twice that you have tried all other things cause replacing device can cost you a lot of money.

Why is my somfy remote blinking red?

If your myLink LED light has started blinking or it has changed color here is a complete guide for color description.

  • Solid Red: It indicates that myLink is in setup mode and ready to accept wifi connection info or its pin has changed.
  • Slow Blinking Green: It shows that device is trying to connect to wifi connection or it git disconnected from current network.
  • Solid Orange: It indicates that myLink is currently in firmware update mode.
  • Slow Blinking Red: It shows that Device is scanning both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for wifi network.
  • Flashing Red: It shows that mylink is giving some RTS signals for transmission.

Somfy remote not working after battery change:

Check battery polarity:

  • Make sure batteries are inserted in correct order for example positive and negative poles are aligned properly as improper alignment can lead to non-functionality of remote.

Battery quality:

  • Make sure that the battery that you purchased is of good quality cause cheap quality batteries do not have enough power for remote to function properly.

Battery Contact:

  • Check if batteries are making proper contact with the spring. Because, sometimes dust particles, and corrosion can disconnect the power supply. In this case clean the inside place by using a dry and clean cloth or use a cotton swab dipped in alcohol.

Signal interference:

  • Ensure that no other electronic device or remote is interfering with the signals as it can also cause disruption in the functioning of remote.

Replace remote:

  • If all above steps have failed to recover your remote it means that there is some problem in hardware so in this case you have to replace your remote.

Professional help:

  • If all the troubleshooting鈥檚 have failed then you should call a professional technician who is familiar with somfy product for proper examination.

What do I do if my Somfy-motorized shades or blinds are not working?

If your Somfy-powered motorized shades and blinds are causing some problem you can fix it with few steps only.

  1. First check if your remote is functioning properly and if there is a problem it can be solved by changing batteries.
  2. Check if the LED lights up when you press a directional button.

If the LED does not lights up you need to replace the CR2430 battery in the remote.

  1. Next, check that if the motor is receiving power.

 For battery-powered motor here are some tricks to check and solve the problem

  1. Check the connection of battery wand of the motor that if there is something causing restriction in connection.
  2. Check that the batteries inside the battery wand are making contact with the spring. If they aren鈥檛, it might be necessary to stretch the spring in order for them to make contact.
  3. Check that the end caps of the battery tube are tight and secure.

It鈥檚 also possible you just need new batteries.

How to reset somfy remote?

To reset your somfy remote follow the following steps

  • Unplug in power switch for 3 seconds.
  • Then plug in switch for 10 seconds.
  • Again, unplug the switch for 3 seconds
  • Plug it again and motor will start to move.
  • When the motor stops, press and hold the programming button on your handheld or wall remote until the motor jogs twice. Do not release the programming button until the jogging is complete or you will have to start the power cut sequence again.
Somfy Blinds Troubleshooting
Somfy Program Button

How to Manage somfy remote Limits:

Upper limits:

  • To move the window coverings to the current upper limit press 鈥UP鈥.
  • Now press both Up and Down buttons simultaneously and hold them until the system gives a nudge.
  • Now set new upper limit position.
  • To confirm that new limit is working press MY/STOP and hold it until the treatment jogs.

Down Limits:

  • To move the window coverings to the current lower limit press 鈥DOWN鈥.
  • Now press both Up and Down buttons simultaneously and hold them until the system gives a nudge.
  • Now set new lower limit position.
  • To confirm that new limit is working press MY/STOP and hold it until the treatment jogs.

Somfy Remote Manual:

you can download somfy motors programming manual by these links.

FAQs

How do you wake up a Somfy motor?

Press the Up and down buttons simultaneously and hold them for few seconds until the motor jogs. You can also change the direction of up and down by pressing my button for some seconds until motor jogs.

Why are my Somfy motorized shades not working?

First make sure that batteries of motor wand are making contact with the spring and if not then you may need to stretch out the spring a little bit. Also check that all the battery caps are tightly secured.

How do you test a Somfy motor?

To test your Somfy motor press the up and down buttons on the remote at the same time because there is aa connection between motors and remote. To check the directions, you can press up and down buttons separately and see if blinds are working fine.

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