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It is put up all the wires are in and yet the light will not turn on the red light on the motion sensor is working
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
it sounds like you may have the switch and the motion sensor wired is series , in which case the motion sensor will only function if the switch is in the on position and give you no way to keep the light in a constant on position. if you where to wire the sensor in parallel with the switch the switch would act as a bypass to the sensor , which sounds to me like what you are trying to achieve .
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
The black wire goes with the black house supply wire, and the red wire goes with the black wire from the lighting fixture. The white wires all connect together.
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
SOURCE: I installed the motion sensor
A quick peek inside a sample Leviton manual confirms that your wires are connect correct - BUT...
The remaining 3-way switch needs a jumper wire.
See if your instruction manual shows the same thing as image below.
Let's go through this.
The yellow wire connects to a traveler ... and that traveler connects to one of the brass screws on 3-way switch.
The black wire from Motion sensor also connects to a traveler wire ... BUT you have to identify which traveler wire and which brass screw that traveler wire connects to. And then, put a jumper wire (a short piece of wire) from that brass screw to the dark-colored screw.
I think that will do it.
Add a comment if your device is different.
Some of these electronic devices are reversed when two of their wires are connected together.
That's what the jumper wire is doing. So the 3-way switch is just connecting and disconnecting the black and yellow wires, and that action reverses the circuit in the motion device.
Posted on Nov 23, 2010
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