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Ge 15312 will not turn on by remote switch

The ge 15312 is on the load side and the jumper wire was installed on the line side

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GE 15312 sunsmart can be wired for single-pole or 3-way.
One 3-way switch is replaced. The other 3-way switch remains and is re-wired slightly so that timer programming can be reversed.

Wiring:
Copy following link to double-check wiring is correct:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-GE-15312-timer.html#3-way

Scroll down and look at each of the three 3-way illustration, Line side, load side, without neutral.

Here's how the timer works for 3-way:
When the red wire receives power, it reverses the timer programming of on-becomes-off or off-becomes-on.
So the purpose of the remaining 3-way switch is to connect-or-disconnect power to timer red wire >> this causes the 3-way effect.
Basically the remaining 3-way switch is converted into a simple on-off switch by using only one of the brass screws, and the dark screw.
So one of the brass screws on the remaining 3-way switch has no wire connected to it. It makes no difference which of the two brass screws is selected.

Add a comment as needed.
This timer has 1 year limited warranty through jasco, or just buy another one from Home Depot and return defect in new package.

Posted on Oct 26, 2012

  • Larry Ewing Oct 26, 2012

    thank you very much, the way explained it makes alot more since and understandable. I'll check the wiring again .

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There are 2 different timers: 15313 and 15312
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1) Your Switch has 3 wires: sounds like a 3-way switch at each end of hallway.
The 15313 timer cannot be used to replace 3-way switch
http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timers-and-manuals.html#15312

2) Buy GE 15312 timer for 3-way switching.
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Low voltage light? Are these lights connected to 120Volt circuit?

I think you want the GE 15312 timer, instead of GE 15313.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-GE-15312-timer.html

GE 15313 is for single-pole incandescent light bulbs only.

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Always clear digital timer programming using reset button.

Wiring:
Copy following link to double-check wiring is correct:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-GE-15312-timer.html#3-way

Scroll down and look at each of the three 3-way illustration, Line side, load side, without neutral.

Here's how the timer works for 3-way:
When the red wire receives power, it reverses the timer programming of on-becomes-off or off-becomes-on.
So the purpose of the remaining 3-way switch is to connect-or-disconnect power to timer red wire >> this causes the 3-way effect.
Basically the remaining 3-way switch is converted into a simple on-off switch by using only one of the brass screws, and the dark screw.
So one of the brass screws on the remaining 3-way switch has no wire connected to it. It makes no difference which of the two brass screws is selected.

Add a comment as needed.
This timer has 1 year limited warranty through jasco, or just buy another one from Home Depot and return defect in new package.

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I am not certain what is meant by 3-pole circuit.
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