Question about Leviton Decora Rocker 4-Way AC Residential Quiet Switch, White, #5604-2W

1 Answer

4 way switch

Can you send me a wiring diagram on wiring a 5604 leviton 4 way switch, i have 2 black wires and 2 white wires

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 152 Answers

4 way switch - 4wy.gif

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I'm trying to replace Lviton OH3504 Photelectric switch with wires coming out of device for connection. I'm replacing with a Leviton 4 way swith 5604 with no wiring just screws. I'm using...


Need more information.
Project is not clearly defined.
Add a comment with clear description of each wire and what Load is being controlled.
Why are you using a 4-way switch? Are you controlling 240Volt circuit?

Photoelectric switch usually has red, black, white wires, and usually replaces a single pole switch but can also be used to control 240Volt circuit in some wiring diagrams.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Wire-photo-eye-125.jpg

4-way switch has 4 screw terminals and is generally not used to replace a single-pole photoelectric eye, but can be used to control 240Volt circuit in some wiring diagrams, so I'm not sure what you are doing.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Typical-3-Way-switches-450.jpg

Upvote the help, and add a comment
And take advantage of fixya expert assistance live.
For a price, expert works with you while you work on timer or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

May 21, 2011 | Leviton Decora Rocker 4-Way AC Residential...

1 Answer

I bought a Leviton 1201-PLC 15 Amp, 120 Volt, Toggle Pilot Light, Illuminated ON to replace a traditional 3 way switch (without a pilot). I replaced it by connecting the existing wires to the new switch in...


Your screw terminals are 2-brass and 1-dark.
Dark screw is considered 'common'
http://waterheatertimer.org/ST01C-program.html#3-way

Leviton shows a 3-way 1203-2, but not 1201
Wiring diagram indicates that pilot light is ON whenever switch has power.
http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?item=2681§ion=10046&minisite=10026

Check your instruction sheet that pilot light is supposed to turn on-off with Load.
I don't think it is, without additional terminal on switch for neutral wire.
And then it would only work on switch located closest to light.

You can wire this type of thing separately.
Buy ordinary pilot light or indicator light from WW Grainger.
Look at diagram on following image:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/3-way-circuit-with-pilot-indicator.jpg

Upvote the help.
And take advantage of fixya expert assistance live.
For a price, expert works with you while you work on circuit or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

May 08, 2011 | Leviton Snap On Mount Switch Pilot Light -...

1 Answer

I have the unit wired and it does not wotk.I have black to black,red to red green to ground and white to white,any thoughts? Thank you


Electrician test wiring before connecting anything.
First of all, you don't mention what type of switch was replaced.

1) Leviton 6230 countdown timer is made to replace single-pole light switch only.
Single pole is where 1 switch controls the Load (light fan motor)

Your wiring sounds like 3-way switch.
3-way is where 2 switches control same Load.
For example a hallway usually has 3-way switches.

To confirm. If old switch has 1 dark screw, 2 brass screws, and 1 green screw, then that is 3-way switch. Use Leviton LTB15, LTB30, LTB60, LTB02, LTB12 countdown timer for 3-way.
Smarthome sells product and shows .pdf manual
http://www.smarthome.com/4255/Leviton-LTB60-1LZ-4-Button-10-20-30-60-Minute-Countdown-Timer-Switch/p.aspx


2) If old switch has 2 brass screws and 1 green screw then that is single-pole switch.

3) If you are replacing single-pole switch, here are testing & wiring instructions for Leviton timer.
Remove device and separate wires for testing.
Use ordinary two wire tester.
Tape tester leads to wood sticks so hands are away from power.
Do not untwist wires that were twisted together before you started.
Turn on power.
Test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Hot wire. This wire will connect to timer black wire.
Now you know Hot wire.
Test Hot wire to each of the other wires, excluding bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on neutral. Timer white wire connects to Neutral wire.
If box does not contain Neutral wire, then timer white wire connects to bare ground.

Timer green wire connects to bare ground wire.
Timer red wire connects to wire going to Load.

Dec 26, 2010 | Leviton 6230M Decora Four Preset...

1 Answer

I have a Leviton 5634 two rocker switch that I'm using to replace an old double switch that controls two lights. There are 1 black, 1 red, and 1 white wire in the light switch box. The white wire is...


Review old switches:
Two old switches > each has 2 wires
Old switch 1 > Red and White
Old switch 2 > Black and White
The same white wire connects to both switches, so effectively they count as 1 wire
This means you have 3 wires ... 1 White, 1 Red, 1 Black
Each switch controls a separate load (light, fan, motor)

New Leviton double-rocker switch:
-Leviton has 2 Brass-colored screws on one side, and these screws are connected together by a brass plate >> your Hot wire will connect to brass screw
-Leviton has 2 Silver-colored screws on other side, and neither of these screws are connected in any way >> the wires going to each load will connect on a different screw on this side of switch.

Hot wire: Each box in your house has exactly 1 hot wire that is connected back to breaker box. This is true for all boxes (excluding boxes that have a 3-way & 4-way switches).
We need to identify Hot wire.

-By code the Hot wire is black for identification purposes ... but your box sounds like maybe the Hot wire is White.
-If your Hot wire is white, that is NOT an immediate safety issue ... it will not cause a fire or malfunction ... it is a code violation ... because code requires things be uniform so next electrician knows what previous guy did. So some day, electrician working outside grabs wrong color wire, and wow. I say this so you know.

Moving on.

Identify Hot wire:
-Pull 3 wires up so they can be tested
-Turn on power
-Use ordinary tester, or old lamp with plug cut off and wires stripped back
-Tape tester lead to sticks so hands are away from voltage
-Power is on. Don't stand in water or touch metal pipes, and you're fine.
-You have 3 wires in box + ground wire
-Test all 3 wires to bare ground wire >> when tester lights up, that is Hot wire ... testing is complete

Connect wires to Leviton double-rocker:
-Power is OFF.
-You have 3 wires - 1 White, 1 Black, 1 Red >> one is Hot wire, the other two wires go to load
-Hot wire connects to Brass-colored screws on new Leviton.
-Brass colored screws are connected together by a brass plate so the Hot does not need to connect to both brass screws.
-The other two wires connect to Silver screws on other side of new Leviton switch
-One wire goes to each silver screw
-Connect bare ground wire to green screw.
-Push wires back into box. Use eraser end of pencil if needed.
-Make sure ground wire is back and away from screws on switch
-That's it.

Sep 30, 2010 | Leviton Light Switches & Dimmers

1 Answer

I'm using a Leviton 1755 combo 3 switch for a bath light/fan combo and then onto a vanity light. Basics: wires from ceiling light/fan: black, red, white, ground. Wires to vanity light: black, white,...


remove white switch one and connect to incoming white ground--all whites should be connected [hooked] together these are grounds-- switch 1 black from fan ,leave switch 2 red from fan ,switch 3 vanity black

Feb 22, 2010 | Leviton 003-1755-W Three Rocker Switches

1 Answer

Same as bbhaight's problem on 10/11/09... I am replacing an Eagle 4 way with a Leviton 4 way(CS415) but the new one wont turn on when one of the 3 ways turns light off. I wired the 4 way like the Eagle...


I assume you have 2 of the three way switches and this 4 way is between them. Do you have a non-contact voltage tester? They are a great investment for less than $15. Do you also have some way to test continuity? A cheap voltmeter or just a flashlight bulb, battery, and a little wire? If this presents no obstacle, then do the following--- remove the 4-way switch and spread apart the ends of the 4 wires as much as possible. Have somebody stand guard over these wires for safety (and maybe put a wire nut on each of them) then turn on the power. Only one wire of these 4 will be "hot". Take note of which wire this is. Now flip both of your 3-way switches. (If you know which of them is the "upstream" switch, you only need to flip that one.) Now, a different wire of the 4 will be "hot". You have now identified your 2 "In" wires. Turn off the power. Before connecting your switch you need to test it's continuity. You are looking for a pair of terminals that have no continuity in either position of the switch. (there are two such pairs, either pair will do). Connect the two wires you identified as "in" to the pair of terminals you just found. (either wire to either terminal, it doesn't matter) Connect the other two wires to the other two terminals (either wire to either terminal, it doesn't matter). You are done. If it still doesn't work, you have a problem with one of the 3-way switches.

Jan 30, 2010 | Leviton Decora Rocker 4-Way AC Residential...

1 Answer

I have a 12/2 w ground source. I want to use a Leviton 5224 combination switch to control a double plug. The top swithch for the top plug and the bottom switch for the bottom plug. I will use 12/3 with...


from power source black/hot wire to switch, white and bare/ground wires wire nut white to white bare to bare. run then to outlet white wire to silver screw bare to green screw. black wires to outlet from top switch to top of outlet bottom switch to bottom outlet break off fin on hot side of outlet should be brass screws dont' forget to turn off power before you start.

Nov 04, 2009 | Light Switches & Dimmers

1 Answer

I am replacing an Eagle 4 way with a Leviton 4 way(CS415) but the new one wont turn on when one of the 3 ways turns light off. I wired the 4 way like the Eagle was: two blacks up and two reds down. Please...


You have two of your carrier wires from the three way to the four way switch on the wrong posts. Study the diagram to help explain where you went wrong. You can change the wires around by guessing thru trial and error. The attached diagram will help explain what you are trying to accomplish. If you know which posts connect when the switch is thrown you could figure it out, but trial and error may be the best bet. As long as you don't have a neutral wire in the mix on the switches, you won't hurt anything as long as the power is off while switching so you don't hurt yourself.

7a2f1e5.jpg

Oct 11, 2009 | Leviton Decora Rocker 4-Way AC Residential...

1 Answer

I have a black and white wire to hook to. leviton has black, blue and white. green also but thats a ground. what do i do with the blue wire? this is a single switch to a gfci then to outside lighting....


The blue wire is the switched hot wire coming from the leviton.
So:
black hot/source to black leviton -- blue leviton to black for light fixture or black "line" on GFI -- all whites connected together.

Charlie

P.S. If the GFI is only powering a light fixture, it is not needed.

Sep 23, 2009 | Leviton 6124H-A 6124H-A Decora LCD Timer...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Leviton Decora Rocker 4-Way AC Residential Quiet Switch, White, #5604-2W Logo

704 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Leviton Light Switches & Dimmers Experts

Hippy_dd

Level 2 Expert

90 Answers

Ottoniel

Level 2 Expert

197 Answers

ken skalski

Level 2 Expert

150 Answers

Are you a Leviton Light Switch and Dimmer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...