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What's the red wire in timer (time switch model 701a)

I wane wane know if I need to connect the red wire or the white

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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.

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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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SOURCE: I bought a Utilitech 7 day digital in wall timer,

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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SOURCE: I bought a GE wall timer #15070 and it has 3

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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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.

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Thank you for clear description of wiring, switches, and for including timer model number.

1) Open following link for ez programming and wiring for Utilitec.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Program-wire-Utilitec-0192773.html

2) Your single-pole switch has 2 wires.
0192773 replaces single-pole switch only.
Black wire that connects each of the switches is Hot wire: connect this wire to timer Black wire.
Other black wire that connects to switch goes to load: connect this wire to timer red wire.
Timer white wire connects to white wires that are covered with wire nut.
Timer green connects to bare ground wire.

3) How to connect stranded wire and solid wire
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-twist-electric-wire.html#stranded

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The white wire is used to power electronics inside timer:

Single pole switch has two insulated wires.
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Timer black connects to one of the insulated switch wires, or to Hot wire from breaker
Timer red connects to the other insulated switch wire, or to Load wire going to fan, light, motor.
Timer white connects to Neutral wire from breaker box. Neutrals are white wires that are twisted together and pushed to back of box.
If box does not have Neutral wires, then connect timer white wire to bare ground wire.
Timer green connects to bare ground.

Turn power on, and check if timer is working. If timer is not working, then reverse timer black and timer red wires.
This wiring information has been tested and is accurate.
If timer does not function correctly with correct wiring, then move timer to another location to see if timer is defective, if timer does not work on specific Load, then noise or interference on line can be suspect. Also check ratings for timer and compare with Load ratings.

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Colors red black white

You are replacing single pole switch that has 2 wires (plus ground, we'll ignore ground for now)

So switch has 2 wires:
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1 switch wire is Hot from breaker > this wire connects to timer black wire
When finished, if lights do not turn on, then reverse red and black wires.

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To complete circuit to clock, white wire is connected to neutral wires.
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You connected red and white wires together.
No problem, nothing burned out, and it's simple to fix. Steps below.

RT1 is electronic countdown timer, and electronic timer clock inside needs separate circuit, just like your alarm clock needs to be plugged in. >> that's why timer has white wire. White wire completes circuit to timer clock.

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The following diagram is for timers with green, black, white, and red wires:
If your timer is different, add a comment with model number.

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Timer-black-wire to Hot; Timer-red-wire to Load (lights)
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Your description seems to say your timer has 3 wires: black white and red

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Lets do the black and white with electricity:
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Now the black and white to the Load (lights)
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Remove these two wires. Separate wires so you can test. Turn on power. Tape tester leads to wood sticks so hands are away from power. Test each wire to bare copper wire.
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Three-way switch has 3 wires.
Identify which wire connects to Dark screw on switch >> and then please connect this wire to Timer Black wire.
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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.

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