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How to solve “Device malfunction” error at eWeLink thermostats?

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When you bought an eWeLink thermostat like the one of KKMOON or SmartWise, installed it and started using it you might find an error message in the eWeLink app: in the upper left corner above Status the error message Device malfunction is shown. Apart from that the thermostat functions just correctly, but the error message can be pretty annoying to see.

Her is an example of how the error looks like:

The user Mauri Gu at the eWeLink official Telegram group found the solution for this problem.


Step 1

  • Shut off the power to the thermostat.
  • Unmount the thermostat from the junction box.

Step 2

Example of NTC thermistor with wire
Source: Ansgar Hellwig / Wikipedia – CC-BY-SA-2.0

Step 3

eWeLink thermostat: attached NTC thermistor
Add the thermistor to pins 5 & 6 at the left side of the thermostat

Source: Mauri Gu at eWeLink official Telegram group

  • Add the NTC thermistor to pins 5 & 6 of the thermostat (left side).

Step 4

  • Mount the thermostat back in the junction box.
  • Turn the power to the thermostat back on.

Step 5

eWeLink thermostat: error message resolved
The error message is gone now

Source: Mauri Gu at eWeLink official Telegram group

  • The error message is gone now.
  • The example is provided by Italian Telegram user Mauri Gu. We don’t have an English example.

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