Version 1 smartthings hub remove location issue

Its a holiday period and samsung smartthings support is unable to attempt to reach a developer to solve my issue. I am posting this in case a developer sees this today 11-27

The migration of my older hub is not working as the hub is still attached to the location which I have removed a few times in an attempt to add the hub in the new smartthings app. It took two days for smart things to send me a “welcome code” . Now when using the welcome code, I have a communications error message. the hub is STH-ETH-001 I can supply other details if a Developer reaches out to me
Thank you