Should I delete I device I don't own anymore?

device-detection
fridge
#1

Hey guys, just wondering, I got my new fridge delivered today and I’m installing it right now but SENSE had already detected my old Fridge, should I delete my old Fridge from the device list? or should I just let it detect the new one without deleting the old one? I just don’t now if I should have a device on my list that will never turn on again…

#2

I replaced my dryer and the replacement was recognized as the existing detection.
But when I replaced my water heater with the identical model, it was not.
I would not delete yet. Plug in the new one and see what happens. Of course, if your using a smart plug then you could do it either way.

#3

Was your new dryer same brand and model as the old one?

#4

No, completely different.
The original was a G E and the replacement a Frigidaire.
Frigidaire is actually made by Electrolux so it wold have made sense if it was another Electrolux product like sears or one of the others they make.

#5

And I’m guessing the wattage consumption changed as well I mean the one reported by sense for that device right?

#6

Yes it did. The G E used more watts than the Frigidaire. It’s the inverter and/or the motor that’s detected and that’s it. It see the drum spin, stop and then spin the opposite direction. It reports on and off many times due to this. The G E used right at 100 watts average and the Frigidaire averages 62.
I’m guessing the On/off signatures were where the similarities are.

#7

Got it, thanks for the advise !!!