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Problem with Night Light setup for Cooper 277.

Im trying to wire a light to a Cooper 277 pilot switch. The # 2 diagram in the instructions say to wire a jumper from the brass screw to the silver screw in order to get the pilot light to be OFF when the switch is ON. Of course this only feeds the hot back thru the neutral and shorts everything out when you turn the switch on. What am I missing here?

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The big slot is the white wire ground is the green screw small slot is the black wire the 2 screws next to each other is the hot

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Open following link for cooper 277 wiring illustration:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Cooper-277-pilot-400.jpg

Wired as shown in illustration, the pilot light and the Load will come on each time switch is turned on.
The illustration show Load is light bulb.
In your case, the Load will be an outlet instead of light bulb.
So the Load will have 2 wires. The black wire from switch connects to brass screw on outlet. The neutral connects to silver screw.
Bare ground wires connect to green screws.

Posted on Jul 04, 2011

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Open following link for wiring diagram with written instructions.
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http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-Cooper-277-pilot-light-switch.htm

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-Different color screws: Regular switch has two brass screws, and either wire can connect to either screw. Cooper 277 has dark, brass, silver screws, and hot wire connects to dark screw, and wire to light connects to brass screw.
-Cooper needs neutral wire connected to silver screw, to power the indicator light.

2) Some of the wiring in your box does not sound up to code.
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Electrician should check this out.
Probably the ground wire is being used as a Neutral. Bare ground wires and white neutral wires both connect to neutral busbar at main breaker box.

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