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Old 01-15-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 01-15-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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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.

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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?
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Why does this topic sound familiar. Hmmn installing timer to 3-way switch

See link in the above post for wiring diagrams.
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Swapped the timers blue and black inputs from the house and got power to the device. Now onto programming.
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