Merry Christmas to you and thanks for trying to help.
I did move the red wire to the Rc terminal and was able to get the thermostat to power up. I was then able to connect to my WiFi network.
The thermostat went through a self diagnosis process. The phone app told me that W/W1 wire was missing. I double checked all the connections, all good. Pulled out the VOM to check the wire’s continuity, good as well.
At this point, I’ve had enough.I’ve ripped it out and reinstalled my original Tstat. This piece of crap is going back to Wyze. I don’t ever recall have such poor technical assistance other than dealing with AT&T which I’ve totally dumped several years ago.
BTW, did you notice that in Wyze’s install video on youtube that the 4 conductor cable shown in the beginning “magically” grew a fifth wire starting at the base plate install…