||12-22-2010 11:08 AM
Originally Posted by Hawkus1939
It is a model 15071 in wall clock operated switch. and is controling an incandescant 100 watt lamp.
This switch requires a neutral connection. It should have four leads (black, white, green, and red). The connections should be as follows:
- Black lead connects to the hot wire coming from your breaker box.
- Red Lead connects to the hot wire going to the light fixture.
- White lead is pigtailed to the neutral wire coming from your breaker box and the neutral wire going to the light fixture.
- Green lead is connected to ground.
If you don't have a neutral wire in the junction box, you'll need to pull a new wire to make the GE switch work. It's possible that the light fixture is wired on a switch loop, in which case the original wiring setup would not have a neutral in junction box.
When you removed the original switch, was it is a standard single-pole rocker, or a three-way switch? Also, how many wires are entering the junction box?