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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I just bought one today and installed it. It does the same thing - flashes the lights off and on. After some research on the net, it seems that the problem is that an old house is wired with two pole wiring and the new fixtures, (timers included) are 3 pole. The conclusion I have found is that it will not work in a 2 pole wired house. There supposedlly are timers available for 2 pole wiring. I hope this helps. If you find out anything different, please let me know.
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
Great! I just bought one and am typing the directions from a blown-up scan so I can read them. This us the 3rd timer that doean't seem to want to be programmed and I am forced to operate manually!
Posted on Mar 14, 2010
HI .. if the switch has only a black and white wire attached, and there are no other wires in the wall box, then you cannot use this timer switch. You need to return it and get a timer that does not use a neutral connection. The wires you have are a switch leg from the light and there is a white wire but it is not a neutral.
If there are other wires in that wall box , tell me and we can chat more about how to remedy this .
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Posted on May 25, 2010
SOURCE: i have a utilitech 7
You want to install Utilitec in-wall 7-day timer that has 4 wires: red, white, black and green.
You are replacing a single pole switch that controls a light or several lights.
There is not a second switch that controls same lights.
The switch has 3 wires.
Generally there are two insulated wires and a bare ground wire.
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Here's what to do:
I have tested these timers for wiring and programming.
Get started and instructions will make sense as you go.
Turn off circuit beaker to switch.
Remove old switch.
1) Timer-green-wire connects to bare ground wire using one of the yellow wire nuts included with timer. Put two wires together so they are even at ends. Put wire nut over wire ends. Rotate wire nut clockwise between fingers until very tight.
2) Switch has 2 insulated wires. Take switch wires and connect them to timer-black-wire and timer-red-wire using two more yellow wire nuts. Choose either one for now. You may have to reverse these two wires in a minute.
3) In back of electric box are white wires twisted together and covered with wire nut. Remove the wire nut, but do not untwist the white wires. Connect timer-white to these wires. Then put original wire nut back over white wires.
4) If electric box does not have white wires described in step 3, then connect timer-white to bare ground, along with timer-green wire.
5) Turn on electricity, and push ON-OFF button. If lights come on, timer is wired correctly. If lights do not come on, then reverse timer-red and timer-black wires from step 2.
If you need help programming 7-day Utilitec timer. Pages have bigger print:
Posted on Dec 16, 2010
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