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Heater tempstar sp80 on off switch and receptical wired together in power box cover fell off wire nuts fell off cover on floor.color coded back together heat no longer work think light switch wrong.

One side of light switch is white one black so I think they may have used white for black any sugeshions.

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I'm going to guide you on how to create what is known as a "switch leg".
1- run a 12-2 w/ground wire to the light fixture from new switch.
2- connect black wire "hot wire" to the shiny bronze tinted terminal on switch.
3- connect the white wire " neutral " to the silver connection on switch.
4- connect the naked copper wire " ground " to the ground terminal on switch
5- Disconnect the two white wires in the junction box from each other.
6- Connect the ground to ground in j-box
7- Connect the black to one of the whites in j-box
8- connect the white to the other white in j-box
9- wire nut and tape all connections
Oh and be sure that you turn off the breaker before you start. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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SOURCE: how to wire 3 switches in a 3 gang box

WARNING: Do not attempt to do this work unless you completely understand the information provided below. If in doubt call an electrician.
Always make sure the power is disconnected from all possible sources before making any connections. Your description of the problem indicates that there may be multiple power wires coming into the same box. In that case local codes may require that the box be partitioned to prevent exposure to voltages up to 220 volts.
You need to determine where each wire goes to know how to connect them together. You cannot rely on color alone. If the power supply runs through the box to the loads then most (but probably not all) of the white wires will be connected together. If the power runs to the load boxes first then none of the white wires in the switch box should be connected together. They are used to run the switched/dimmed power back to the loads (and should be taped to cover the white in the box). In that case each switch has its own power input and they should not be tied together. A wire (could be black or white with black tape) brings power from the load box, gets connected to the input terminal of the switch and the corresponding black wire carries the switched power back to the load. The fan/light switch will have one power in and a switched power out for the fan and another for the light. The 3-way will have one "power" in (or it could be the final power out to the light) and two "carrier wires that connect to the other 3-way switch. If the power supply goes through the switch box then there will be at least 10 wires in that box. In that case see the attached diagram: a5fa64a.gif

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SOURCE: I wire a 240 heater using 12/2 wire making both

You should have the black going to 1 breaker, and the white going to an adjacent 2nd breaker.

Check that you have 240 VAC to the thermostat, and that the breakers are fully set.

If you have 240 VAC to the stat, check that 240 VAC is being powered to the heater.

Let me know what you find. (I am assuming the heat strips are good.).

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Hello. The red and the black are the hot wires. Therefore, connect one of your conductors to the red and the other conductor to the black. Use wirenuts. The bare ground wire should be solidly attached to the new unit's green wire using a wire nut.
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Utilitec 0192773 replaces single-pole switch and will not work for 3-way applications.

Open following link for clear wiring and programming steps for Utilitec 0192773
http://waterheatertimer.org/Program-wire-Utilitec-0192773.html

Utilitec can also be tricky to program if you are setting up astro dawn-dusk function.

For others finding this thread, same wiring applies to in-wall programmable timers by GE, Woods, Swilight, Sylvania, Tork, Hagar, UPM, Leviton, Grasslin, Wattstopper, Westek, and Intermatic analog timers. Intermatic battery-operated, Brinks and Aube timers are wired differently since they also work for 3-way applications.

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You have a double light switch:
Copy following link for specific illustrations.
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More information is needed.
Unknown what wiring device was there before, and which wires were connected to which screw terminals.
Wire color is not as important as knowing what wire is for.
If both white wires were connected together before, then they need to be put back same way.
Separate wires. Turn on power. Test each wire to bare ground. Tester lights up on Hot wire. The Hot wire is usually black.
In back of box are white wires twisted together and covered with wire nuts. These are the neutrals.
Test black hot wire to neutrals and tester will light up. If box does not have neutrals, then device cannot be installed to code.

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Add another line to 120V switch.
To begin, inside your switch box, there must be at least two cables.
Each cable has a black-wire and white-wire and bare ground wire.

If your box has only one cable, then you cannot use that for your junction.

OK, your box has 2 cables.
One cable comes from circuit breaker box. These are called Line wires. There is a Black Hot and White Neutral.
The other cable goes to light. These are called Load wires.

You are going to add a new cable with a black-wire and white-wire

In back of box, the white wires are twisted together and covered with wire nut.
These white wires are called Neutrals.
Add your new white wire to these other white wires.

The switch has 2 black wires. One black wire is the Hot line wire.
Add your new black wire to the switch screw that has the Hot.
Of course the switch has 2 black wires, so how do you know which is the Hot.
Turn light switch off, turn power ON, and test each black wire to bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on the Hot.

Review:
New white wire connects to other white wires that are twisted together and covered with wire nut.
New black wire connects to Hot wire.
Ground wires are connected together.

On your new receptacle, the black wire connects to brass screw, and white wire connects to silver screw.
Screws are color-coded to tell electrician how to wire.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewire.html
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You are install a switch-receptacle combo.

As you have realized, screw color is the key.
1) Black hot wire connects to dark colored screws.
Both dark screws are connected together with brass plate, so hot wire only needs to connect to one of the dark screws.

2) Wire going to Load (light,fan, motor) connects to brass colored screw.

3) White neutral wire connects to silver colored screw.

4) Lets look at problem as if new wiring device is replacing old on-off switch that has two wires.
So old on-off switch has two wires >> one is black hot wire, and other is wire going to load.
Separate wires, turn on power and test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on hot wire. This wire goes on dark screw.
If old on-off switch had another wire connected with the hot wire, that wire also goes on the dark screw.
The other wire from old switch is the Load wire, and it connects to brass colored screw.

Now you need a neutral wire.
In back of box are white wires twisted together and covered with wire nut.
These are neutrals.
To confirm that these wires are neutrals >> turn on power and test hot wire to other wires in box. Tester lights up on neutral.
Neutral wire connects to silver screw, and this will complete the circuit for any electric device plugged into receptacle.
If box does not have neutral wires as described above, you can violate code and connect bare ground to silver screw >>> but do NOT do this if your new plug is going to be used regularly.
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You have a 3 wire in-wall timer.
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:
1 switch wire goes to Load/lights > this wire connects to timer red wire
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.

Timer white wire powers clock inside timer.
To complete circuit to clock, white wire is connected to neutral wires.
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The Pass and Seymour RT1 and Wattstopper-brand RT-series and the Utilitec RT1 are countdown timers.
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Your existing switch has two wires. The switch does not have an internal clock like the timer.
The timer has one additional wire because the internal clock has to have power just like your electric alarm clock.

Manual says:
Black Hot wire connects to timer-black wire
Black wire to Load connects to timer-red wire
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Summary: This information means the two wires that came off the switch connect to the timer black and timer red wires.
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Now let's focus on the timer-white wire ... this is the wire that allows the internal clock to work.
Look inside the box where switch came out. Do you see two or more white wires pushed to the back of the box and covered with a wire nut?

The whites covered with wire nut are the Neutral wire and the timer-white connects to them.
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Here's a neat trick for connecting the white wires together.
Pull out the whites so you can work on them.
Take off the wire nut.
Hopefully the whites will be twisted together as per National Electric code so when you remove the wire nut, the whites stay together.
Now go back to the timer-white wire and remove about 1-1/2" of insulation off the timer-white wire so you have a fairly long bunch of stranded wire
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Wrap your stranded wire around the solid copper wires like a candy cane all the way to the end
Put the wire nut back on real tight
Then pull on your timer-white wire to make sure it will not come loose from the wire nut
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See how to twist solid copper wires together
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See wire nuts
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See inside your main breaker box
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WARNING: Do not attempt to do this work unless you completely understand the information provided below. If in doubt call an electrician.
Always make sure the power is disconnected from all possible sources before making any connections. Your description of the problem indicates that there may be multiple power wires coming into the same box. In that case local codes may require that the box be partitioned to prevent exposure to voltages up to 220 volts.
You need to determine where each wire goes to know how to connect them together. You cannot rely on color alone. If the power supply runs through the box to the loads then most (but probably not all) of the white wires will be connected together. If the power runs to the load boxes first then none of the white wires in the switch box should be connected together. They are used to run the switched/dimmed power back to the loads (and should be taped to cover the white in the box). In that case each switch has its own power input and they should not be tied together. A wire (could be black or white with black tape) brings power from the load box, gets connected to the input terminal of the switch and the corresponding black wire carries the switched power back to the load. The fan/light switch will have one power in and a switched power out for the fan and another for the light. The 3-way will have one "power" in (or it could be the final power out to the light) and two "carrier wires that connect to the other 3-way switch. If the power supply goes through the switch box then there will be at least 10 wires in that box. In that case see the attached diagram: a5fa64a.gif

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