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Old 12-22-2010, 10:35 AM   #1
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GE Smart Digital Timer Flashes


I installed a GE Smart Digital timer today and after rechecking the programing an rechecking the wiring the switch causes the controled light to flash on and off. I woulld appreciate any ideas?


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I installed a GE Smart Digital timer today and after rechecking the programing an rechecking the wiring the switch causes the controled light to flash on and off. I woulld appreciate any ideas?
What is the model of the GE switch, and what sort of load do you have on it? (CFL/FL tube, incandescant, LED, etc.)?

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It is a model 15071 in wall clock operated switch. and is controling an incandescant 100 watt lamp.
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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?
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I replaced a single pole rocker switch with this Smart Digital timer switch. I guess that can not be done. I will have to reinstall the old switch.
Thanks anyway
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