Replacing Switch -- TOTALLY CONFUSED! - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 11-14-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Replacing switch -- TOTALLY CONFUSED!

I'm trying to replace one switch in a double gang switchbox with a new timer switch but I can't figure out the setup. There are two conduits entering the bottom of the box, one with a white and a green wire, the other one (which leads to a receptacle) with a white, a green, and a blue wire. At the top of the box there is one conduit (leading to a light) , with a blue and a white wire. All the whites are connected together with a wire nut, as are the two greens. The blue to the receptacle is connected to the bottom screw of one switch, the blue to the light is connected to the bottom screw of the other switch, and a pigtail from the nutted greens goes to the top of the receptacle switch then over to the top of the light switch.

The timer switch has a white (neutral) a black (line) and a blue (load). I tried it white-to-white, blue-to-blue, green-to-black. The timer display shows power, but neither light nor receptacle worked. I tried switching the green and blue. Same result.

What am I not getting here?
Attached Images
JGLA is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 11-14-2010, 02:33 PM   #2
a7ecorsair's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,052
Rewards Points: 1,000

According to your drawing, the switch on the right is for the light. You want to control the light with the timer, correct?
Leave the switch on the left as is, then connect the black wire to the green wire that went to the old switch, connect the white to the white wire nut group and the blue to the blue.
a7ecorsair is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacing dimmer switch with regular switch? LOUSY CARPENTER Electrical 2 11-05-2010 07:21 PM
Replacing a switch jamiedolan Off Topic 6 02-26-2009 11:05 AM
Replacing a single switch with 3 way switch using old wiring chriscam75 Electrical 3 02-17-2009 08:15 PM
Basic Switch wiring question; Dimmer to Toggle switch (Pictures included) inspectator Electrical 8 08-07-2007 01:19 AM
Replacing light killed downstream outlets, totally stuck amissner Electrical 5 07-13-2006 06:02 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts