Daily Comparison View

A couple weeks ago, I got a notification that Sense detected a new device. A refrigerator, which was connected to my TP-LINK Power Monitoring Plug ( KP115 if I am not wrong). This was a little strange, as the device was already detected in the past.

I just labeled it and then moved on. A couple of days later I realized that my refrigerator was broken, and the cooling was failing altogether. This is not the first time Sense has been identified as a failure as a ‘new device’ :sob: . I have a love-hate relationship with Sense now. Because every time Sense detects something I get excited like a 5-year-old, and then I learn that was trying to tell me that something was broken.

So I check the back of the refrigerator to see that the consensing fan is not stopped [motor stall was NOT detected] and needed to be replaced. I realized that the replacement fan came faster than an appliance repair service technician and so I was able to replace it.

Now, with the fan fixed, my refrigerator worked for 2-hours before the Capacitor went bad :sob: , luckily I had a relay+capacitor at hand because that’s what I thought had gone bad. So I was able to get the refrigerator working as intended.

Interestingly, I then had a new issue with the refrigerator which caused the automatic defrosting ( I would call it scheduled defrosting rather) was failing. So I ended-up using a hair-dryer to melt the snow/ice in the back of the freezer to keep my refrigerator cool. The appliance repair technician mentioned that the main-board needs to be replaced and was NOT in stock :smiley:

Luckily, a hair dryer meant I don’t have to bother about spoilt food, as I kept manual defrosting as a workaround while I got a replacement card from EBAY :wink:

Things like a refrigerator do need 4+ hours of run time to know about the actual working. This could also be true for air conditioners

Now comes the feature request
Daily comparison, I noticed that I can on my phone zoom and traverse time, but I cannot necessarily compare day 1 to day 2 and say if my defrost timer runs every day at about 11 AM, I cannot compare it, unless I keep scrolling and keeping an eye on date/time/usage and then taking notes of the same.

Unfortunately, I noticed that on my browser, I cannot see the power usage but can see it in the Android App ( I believe I can see it on the IOS app too).

If I had a daily-usage comparison view, I could have saved time in troubleshooting the capacitor issue within minutes, not to mention being able to also identify the defrost issue.

FYI - there are other similar Compare Time Period requests proposed in the Wishlist. Take a look to see if one of them is similar enough for me to consolidate, and you can “Like” that one.

Here’s the list:

https://community.sense.com/search?q=Compare%20%23product-wishlist