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DonSmith 01-15-2012 05:28 PM

GE SunSmart Timer 15312 Install
 
I am replacing an Intermatic timer with the subject timer. I've installed the timer per the instructions and cannot get power to the device. Wired per the instructions: black house to black timer, white house to white timer, copper house ground to green timer, red house jumper from red/black bundle (three lamps) to blue timer, capped red as unused. Single pole installation. One switch, three exterior coach lamps. Purchased second identical unit and installed with same results. Did I wire incorrectly?

Jim Port 01-15-2012 05:48 PM

If the white was connected to the switch it was a hot wire and not a neutral. I suspect your switch requires a neutral that may not exist in your switch box.

DonSmith 01-15-2012 06:09 PM

The Intermatic timer replaced had only black, blue, & red - black house to black timer, red house jumper to blue timer, and red timer capped. On my first install of the GE unit, I left white timer capped, but with same results. House constructed 1989, would it not have black/hot, white/neutral, green(copper)/ground wiring as code?

gregzoll 01-15-2012 06:41 PM

Why does this topic sound familiar. Hmmn http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/installing-timer-3-way-switch-130092/

See link in the above post for wiring diagrams.

DonSmith 01-16-2012 10:30 AM

Swapped the timers blue and black inputs from the house and got power to the device. Now onto programming.


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