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How to install leviton 6230 timer switch

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I would like to replace my fan switch with a leviton timer switch. I currently have two switches in the same box. One goes to the fan and the other goes to the bathroom light. The timer has the following wires:

When I take of the face plate and pull the light switch and fan switch out I see the following for the fan switch:

one black wire attached to the top screw
two black wires attached to the bottom screw, with one of the black wires going to the second bathroom light switch.
A bunch of white wires which are pigtailed.

I don't see a ground wire in the box.

Any help would be appreciated
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From your timer
Green-ground to the box
White-goes to the big bunch of white wires
Blue-I am guessing this is the switched(check the instructions) will
go to the single black from your excisiting switch.
Black-This is probably your hot, goes to the two black wires that are
under the one screw.
How old is your house, you may have no grounds in the box. If that is the case you can either cap and leave it in the box or cut it off.

Blue and Black are what i thought they would be(line=power in)(load=power out). What the instructions say about the neutral has me scratching my head, don't know why you wouldn't hook it up to a 15A circuit as well.

I looked on leviton website and they say a neutral is required. You could hook it up without and if it doesn't work then that is probably your problem.
Your switches are fine. Is this circuit a 15A circuit(number on the breaker). If it is your fine, your timer is rated for 20A the most it will see will be 15A but it never will.
Yup that is your only option, cut the wire twist it together and attach it to switch wire with a marrette. No need to put a seperate pigtail to pickup the switch wire.
twist your solids togethers, line up the stranded next to it and twist the marette on. Grab linesman and give it a few more turns to get it tight. Give a little tug on the stranded to make sure it is tight in the marette and your good to go.
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