Problem Starting PP on today's Ride

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texbiker
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Problem Starting PP on today's Ride

Post by texbiker » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:38 pm

My PP BLE has worked perfectly for many months but at the start of today's ride after pressing the start button all I got was N/A for power on my Wahoo Elemnt. I looked at the connected sensors on the Elemnt and the speed and cadence showed up but no PP. I pressed the start button again and still no connection.

I went ahead and started the ride thinking the PP would connect but after a few tenths of a mile no connection. I pressed the button a number of times and then the PP must've went into the O&B mode. It counted up to 50, I stopped, pressed the button again and started riding. It counted up to 100 and then went to 0. For a minute or two watts showed on the Elemnt and then the PP went back to counting up from 1 to 50 again. At 50 I stopped and pressed the button again and it went to 100 and back to 0 where it started counting up again. It did this several times and would not stop so I turned it off by pressing the button 5 times. After some time I pressed the button to start the PP again and the O&B started again, repeating several times until I turned it off again and stopped messing with it for the rest of the ride.

Any idea what happened? I don't think I changed my usual startup routine: press the PP button, spin the front wheel to wake the speed sensor, spin the cranks to wake the cadence sensor. By the time I walk from garage to start the ride the Elemnt shows the power at 0, speed at 0 and cadence at 0. I press the Elemnt start ride and within a few seconds power shows up on the Elemnt screen. But not today.

After the ride I connected the PP to Isaac and when it started downloading previous rides it asked if I wanted to save new sensor ID's. At first I said no but the next ride download it asked again and I said yes. After all rides downloaded (not today's though) I checked the sensor ID's and they are same ones from previous checks.

I know there isn't a phone app to see what the active profile is and what it's contents are but it sure would come in handy for times like this. Because I don't have problems I forgot the various color codes for the blinking LED. I guess I am spoiled by the Wahoo Elemnt phone app and settings.

texbiker
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Re: Problem Starting PP on today's Ride

Post by texbiker » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:44 pm

Update
The next ride the PP started up like prior times but the watts seemed to be lower. I connected the PP to Isaac before the ride and sent my profile to the PP. During the ride I adjusted the wind port by rotating it slightly higher and the watts increased.

Any comment on the problem and then the PP working more normal??

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Re: Problem Starting PP on today's Ride

Post by Velocomp » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:23 am

I think two things happened:

1) When you were clicking buttons, you put PP into pairing/cal ride mode

2) It sounds like your PP needs a hard reset. Press-hold for 12 sec, until light goes out momentarily then turns back on. Release button

You may need to do a new cal ride (or load in a profile from a prior ride) to restore settings.
John Hamann

texbiker
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Re: Problem Starting PP on today's Ride

Post by texbiker » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:33 am

Before following your suggestion I connected the PP to Isaac to download the ride data since the problem last week. No ride data downloaded but my Elemnt connected to the PP during the rides and I have power data in the tcx files. Not sure what happened on that.

I held the PP button down for 12 seconds and then re-connected to Issac, transferred a profile to the PP. I will see how today's ride goes with the PP.

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Re: Problem Starting PP on today's Ride

Post by texbiker » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:04 pm

Today's bike ride with the reset and profile transferred PP went well. The power readings are back to normal. I attached the ride file from today. The map for the ride can be seen at this link: https://sporttracks.mobi/activity/21597667
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