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Old 09-26-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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I purchased 3 new 3-way dimmable switches to replace current ones. They are made by GE and model 45614. The GE switch has a place for five separate wires while the current Leviton model only has four wires coming from the back. I called technical support at GE and the lady very rudely told me to either re-wire my switch or return them. I can't believe I am stuck with either of these two options and I assume that someone just needs to tell me how to properly wire them. I have included photos of both the old and new switch. Can someone please tell me how to wire these properly? Thank you in advance.
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Where are the photos?

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The dimmer requires a neutral to operate.
Do you have a neutral wire at both switch locations?
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No idea. How do I find that out?
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If neutral wires are usually white in color I believe they are all there, they just have been all wired together and wire nutted and put behind all the switches.
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Read through this:
http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.p...ic=6378.0;wap2

And these comments:
http://www.amazon.com/45614-Z-Wave-3...ews/B0035YUOWC

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