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I wane wane know if I need to connect the red wire or the white
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the extra white wire from timer goes to the group of white wire ganged together in rear of box. you need to connect a jump wire to tha group and lead to timer. grey wire goes to black. red to red.
Posted on Jan 02, 2010
The wires on your new switch are intended for black = power .. white = neutral . and red = lights .. with two black wires on the old switch I am assuming that there is a bundle of white wires in that wall box, the white timer needs to join that bundle ... then you need to determine which black wire is the power from the electrical panel ( voltage tester) and connect to the black timer wire .. the red timer wire connects to the other black wire in the wall..
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Posted on May 13, 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
You need an electrician here, as it obvious you dont understand what it is your seeing Bothy the black and the white wires are live and are really the same wire.
The main power line say red and black return are the two true power wires in the ceiling. OK the red wire is cut and a black and a white wire is fed doen the architrave to the switch. So when you turn thew switch on you complete the circuit between one side of the red live line and the other. To get your timer to work another line has to be fed down from the ceiling. The red wire fits to the white and the black that are in existance and a new black wire from the ceiling is attached to the spare wire. which is now the common return. Hope that is clear explanation. So before you electrocute yourself and set the house on fire call in an electricial to wire it correctly.
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Posted on Jun 12, 2010
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OK, your new switch will require the use of a neutral wire. So you will have to do what is called a pigtail. You will have to twist another white wire in with your other white wires to attach your neutrals to your switch. Note: white wires are called neutral not common. Hook the wires that were originally hooked up to your LINE to your HOT (Black) on your new timer, and the what was originally LOAD up to the new timer LOAD. SO as far as wiring all that will change is your white wires that need to attach to your timer NEUTRAL.
Posted on Jul 11, 2010
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