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Old 01-15-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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Have three way switch with a white, red and black wire. Black power. Timer has a red blue white black and green wire, GE Sunsmart. Want to install not sure where extra wires go. So far I know blk to blk green to copper grounding wire. But the three way switch white was attached to switch as a traveler so how do I install timer?

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Have three way switch with a white, red and black wire. Black power. Timer has a red blue white black and green wire, GE Sunsmart. Want to install not sure where extra wires go. So far I know blk to blk green to copper grounding wire. But the three way switch white was attached to switch as a traveler so how do I install timer?
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Black to common
2 travelers to red blue
White of the timer goes to neutral hopefully there is one in the box
Green to copper

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Actually Julius, you still have the blue. OP, there should be directions that came with that timer, what do they say? If you threw them out, lookie here, these are directions for it http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timer...als.html#15312
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Actually Julius, you still have the blue. OP, there should be directions that came with that timer, what do they say? If you threw them out, lookie here, these are directions for it http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timer...als.html#15312
What about the blue?
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Actually Julius, you still have the blue. OP, there should be directions that came with that timer, what do they say? If you threw them out, lookie here, these are directions for it http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timer...als.html#15312
I was told first rule installing timers is, throw away the instructions. second rule, never forget where you threw them away!!
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Drink another Beer Julius. You are not mis-spelling enough like I do, after having a few.
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