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How to wire the timer, from power to sprinkler pump. red/green/blue/black/white wires

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SOURCE: I have 4 wires on wall switch red, white, black,

It appears that you should have an ej353 instead of the ej351c. If the switch that you are removing has a red, white, black and copper wire on it, it sounds like you are replacing a 3 way switch. The model ej351c switch is made for a single pole switch and not a three way switch. You can find additional information on how to wire your switch at: http://ec-images.acehardwareoutlet.com/shared/productmanuals/30088manual.pdf

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SOURCE: bought an intermatic model EI600 wall switch timer to

That is a three way timer. There is no wire that the white wire gets hooked to. The black is the hot, the blue sends power to the device, and the red goes to a switch that connects it to the blue wire essentially. Here is a PDF of the directions, including wiring diagrams.

http://www.intermatic.com/~/media/files/intermatic/products/instructions/timers/ei600c%20-%20english.ashx

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

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SOURCE: Trying to replace Intermatic with Utilitech inwall

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

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Hello, I bought an in door smart digital timer (G.E.) or Jasco product for my front porch light. I hooked all the wires as instructed and programmed according to instructions. I have a two wire system, so i left the green wire unattached. The light comes on but flashes very fast. What's up with that? This is the second one i've replaced, the first one did the same thing!. Whats wrong?
Thanks,...
M Jones
Sacramento, CA.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

SOURCE: I bought Utilitech #0141224 7

If your box contains 2 and only 2 wires, then the Utilitec timer will not work.
You need the Intermatic ST01C or EJ500 timers that operate with a battery.

I have tested the Intermatic and Utilitec timers:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Program-wire-Utilitec-0141224.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/ST01C-program.html#wire
Do not connect white and red wires together on any timer, but thank you for solving the problem why lights blink when connecting timers.

Now lets look at your wires.
Scrape paint off the wires so you can identify white and black.
According to your information, the black wire inside box will connect to timer-black wire.
The red wire always goes to Load (your light, fan, motor)
The white wire is necessary to complete a circuit so the clock inside timer will operate.
The timer has a clock just like your alarm clock, and it needs to connect back to neutral busbar in breaker box.
This is why the battery-operated timers will work with two wires, the clock runs on battery.
The Utilitec timer-white wire is the wire that goes to Neutral
The timer-white wire is supposed to connect to the other white wires that are twisted together and covered with a wire nut ... but some boxes do not have this neutral wire
To work-around, the timer-white wire can also connect to a bare ground wire.
The bare ground wire also connects to Neutral busbar in breaker box

If you do not have a neutral or ground wire as described above, then you need the battery-powered ST01C or EJ500 Intermatic timers.
See if you can pull some more of the wire into your box ... there might be a ground wire that was cut off and pulling more wire might reveal a ground wire. This will salvage the project.
Aplus is one of many places that sell the Intermatic timer
http://www.aplussupply.com/intermatic/timer.htm

For more about electric wiring:
http://waterheatertimer.org/See-inside-main-breaker-box.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/B220C.html

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I have two of these switches and they both are operating incorrectly. I use them to control bathroom fans in two separate bathrooms, but they both act the same. That is, when I push one of the time...


Leviton countdown timers have additional wire that powers internal electronics.
Leviton timers have red-black-white-green wires (or blue-black-white-green wires)

1) Regular single pole switch has 2 insulated wires. One of these wires is Hot from breaker, and the other goes to Load (fan)
2) Timer green wire connects to bare ground as you know.
3) Hot from breaker connects to timer black wire.
4) Load wire connects to timer red (or blue) wire.

5) Located in back of box are white wires that are twisted together and covered with wire nut.
These are Neutral wires. Connect timer white to these wires. This will power timer electronics.
6) If box does not have Neutral wires described above, then connect timer white to bare ground along with timer green wire.

7) Turn power ON and try timer countdown.
If timer does not work, then reverse timer red and timer black wire.

8) If box does not have neutral wires: Image on link below shows similar Intermatic timer:
Image applies ONLY when Neutral is not available.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/EI210-wiring-full.jpg

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Timer has 4 wires Blue, Green White and Black but wall switch only has black and white. where do I connect all the wires?


You are replacing a single-pole switch that has two wires.

You posted under UPM timer.
But UPM timers have a red wire instead of a blue wire, so you have different brand.

Some GE programmable timers and some Leviton timers have a blue wire.
Here are instructions:
-Green wire goes to bare ground wire.

-Timer black wire goes to black wire
-Timer blue wire goes to white wire.

-Located in back of electric box are white wires twisted together and covered with wire nut. These are neutral wires. Timer white wire connects to these wires. This will power electronics inside the timer.
-If your box does not have white neutral wires described above, then connect timer white wire to bare ground wire along with timer green wire.
-Turn power ON, and push on-off button. If timer works, then it is wired correctly.
- If timer doesn't work, then reverse Timer blue and Timer black wires.
- If lights blink on-and-off, then you connected white wire incorrectly, review wiring shown above.

If your box does not have neutral wires or bare ground wire as described above, then buy Walmart.s Brinks 46-1022 or Intermatic ST01C or Intermatic EJ500 or Aube T1032. These timers do not need neutral or bare ground wire.

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GE Timer #15086 has red, white, green, black wires. Wall has white, black & black wires and switch sits between 3 other light switches. (I am replacing the current timer which only has 3 wires and...


GE 15086 programmable timer replaces single-pole switch only.
Single pole means 1 device turns Load on-off.
3-way is where 2 devices turn Load on-off, for example 2 switches located in hallway.

Your existing timer has white, black and blue wires.
Your new timer has white, black, red and green wires.
Green wire connects to bare ground wire in every occasion with every wiring device.

Electricians don't guess, they test the other wires.

Remove old timer.
Separate wires for testing.
Turn on power.
Tape ordinary tester leads to wood sticks to keep hands away from power.
Test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester will light up on Hot wire. The Hot wire will connect to timer black wire.
Now test Hot wire to each other wire (except bare ground)
Tester will light up on Neutral wire. Neutral wire connects to timer white wire.

The remaining wire connects to timer red wire.
After connecting timer, push manual override button to check that Load turns on-off.

Manual override on 15086 is the door that covers buttons > use door as push button to check Load.
Next, program the timer.
Programming is straightforward and similar to other timers.
If you have a problem, add a comment.

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How do you wire, wires from sprinkler to unit and wire from power


You posted under R8806 Intermatic sprinkler timer:
http://www.intermatic.com/products/timers/mechanical%20time%20switches/sprinkler%20irrigation%20timers.aspx

To see image of timer:
http://www.drillspot.com/products/85291/Intermatic_R8806R101C_Irrigation_Sprinkler_Timer
If this is not your product, then add a comment

You did not say if timer is 120Volt or 240Volt.
This information is on the door.

R8806P101 is 240Volt timer has 4 terminals from left to right. 1-2-3-4
240V Hot wires from breaker connect to terminals 1 and 3
Wires going to pump connect to terminals 2 and 4

R88 series 120Volt timer has same terminals as above.
120V Black hot wire from breaker connect to terminal 1
White neutral wire from breaker box connects to terminal 3
Black wire going to pump connects to terminal 2
White wire going to pump connects to terminal 4

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Dec 18, 2010 | Intermatic R8806P101C -...

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Only have two wires to connect to


What timer are you installing?

Intermatic battery-operated timer with red, blue, black and green
Green connects to bare ground
Red is capped off.
Blue connects to one wire
Black connects to other wire
Push on-off button: if light comes on, timer wiring is correct.
If light does not come on, then reverse blue and black wires.

Other in-wall timers except Aube have red, black, white and green
Green goes to bare ground
Red connects to one wire
Black connects to other wire.
White: in back of electrical box are white wires twisted together and covered with wire nut. Connect white white to these other white wires.
If box does not have white wires described above, then connect white wire to bare ground along with green wire.
Push on-off or override switch: if light comes on, timer wiring is correct.
If light does not come on, then reverse red and black wires.

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When I press the timer to go on my three outdoor lights go on and off, timer clicks that way too


Timer is wired incorrectly.

1) If you have battery-operated Intermatic EJ500 or ST01C, with red, blue, black and green wires:
Then red wire is where blue wire should go. Swap blue and red wire.

2) If you have Aube battery-operated timer, add a comment and say if you are replacing single-pole or 3-way switch. And say where each wire is so far.

3) If you have GE Tork Intermatic UPM Woods Brinks Hagar Pass-n-Seymour Stanley Westek in-wall timer, with red, black, white and green wires, then you probably put red and white wires together.
Add a comment any time.

See instructions along with image at following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Program-wire-Utilitec-0192773.html

Heres how to wire timer

1) Timer-green-wire connects to bare ground wire.
2) Switch has 2 wires. Take switch wires and connect them to timer-black-wire and timer-red-wire. Choose either one for now.
3) In back of electric box are white wires twisted together and covered with wire nut. Connect timer-white to these wires.
4) If electric box does not have white wires described above, 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.

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Installing replacement for neighbour and cannot get lights to work. Single switch running 6 flood lights(each 60w) with 2 burned out. Have power to switch as can get standard switch to work. This is...


If I understand correctly you have standard on-off situation for exterior lights. Load is 360 Watt, well within capacity of all in-wall timers.
You have identified the hot wire.
You have confirmed that load works, and that electricity is ON.
Regular on-off switch works fine.

Now the information is a bit fuzzy.
You are installing a timer to control this load?
You do not identify timer.

So I will jump into the shark waters and ASSUME ...
That your timer has 4 wires?

A) Timer is battery operated Intermatic ST01C or EJ500 with red, blue, black, green.
Red is capped off.
Green goes to ground.
Black goes to hot from breaker.
Blue goes to Load.
Click on-off button, if timer does not operate, reverse blue and black.
If lights click on-off, then you put red wire where blue wire should be

B) Timer does not have battery and is Tork, GE, Intermatic, Woods, Utilitec, Westek and has red, black, white and green wires.
Here's what to do:
Green goes to ground
Two switch wires connect to red and black in any order right now.
In back of electric box are white wires twisted together and covered with wire nut. These are neutral wires. Timer white wire connects to the neutrals. This will power the internal clock motor.
If box does not have neutrals, the timer white wire connects to bare ground along with green wire.
Click manual override button, if lights do not turn on, then reverse red and black wires.

Why does you neighbor's timer not last very long?
I don't know.
If timer has battery and timer exposed to cold temperatures, then battery lasts about a month.
If timer has no battery, you have to send me the model number and let me look into it.
Use a circuit analyzer on receptacle on same breaker and see if anything shows that might interfere with electronics.

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Wiring of the 2-5-10-15 timer to a jucuzee bath tub it has three wires black blue green. Thanks. Terry.


First thing to consider is size of Load.
Leviton countdown-timer Load rating is 1800 Watt, 120Volt.
Look inside Jacuzzi at rating plate on motor.
Rating plate on motor should give Volts, Watts and Amps.
Formula Volts x Amps = Watts.
Sometimes motor shows VA which is Watts
Is Jacuzzi on 240Volt breaker or 120V breaker?
Leviton countdown timer is not for 240V load.

A) If 120Volt electric Load checks out, here's how to wire timer if 1 cable enter box.
Timer-black-wire connects to jacuzzi-black
Timer-white-wire connects to ground.
Timer-green connects to ground.
Timer-red connects to jacuzzi-blue.

B) Here's how to wire timer if 2 cables enter box.
120Volt cable coming from breaker box has black, white and bare copper wire.
Timer-black-wire connects to black-wire-from-breaker
Timer-white-wire connects to white-wire-from-breaker-box.
Timer-green and jacuzzi-ground connect to ground

Timer-red-wire connects to jacuzzi-black-wire.

Jacuzzi-blue-wire connects to white.
I am puzzled why this wire is blue if circuit is 120Volt.

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I have an outside light that I want this timer to control. The switch box has a black and a white going out to the light and a black and white with the electricity. The instructions show to hook the red...


You posted under ST01C timer which has 3 wires: black blue and red (no white wire)
Your description seems to say your timer has 3 wires: black white and red

These are two different timers
I'm going to give you two different instructions that are dead-accurate for both types of timers above:

1) Instructions for ST01C and EJ500 Intermatic timers with black blue and red
Lets do the black and white with electricity:
The black Hot wire connects to Timer-black-wire
The white Neutral wire connects to white wire going to Load (to lights)

Now the black and white to the Load (lights)
The black to Load (to light) connects to Timer-blue-wire
The white wires are connected together with wire nut

The red wire is capped off, and used only if you have 3-way switching.
Green connects to bare ground

2) Instructions for all in-wall timers with black, red and white wires (except Aube series timers)
Lets do the black and white from electricity
The black Hot wire connects to Timer-black-wire
The white Neutral connects to Timer-white-wire and to white wire going to Load

Now the black and white to the Load
The black wire to Load connects to Timer-red-wire
all three white wires are connected and covered with wire nut
Green connects to bare ground

DO NOT CONNECT RED TO WHITE with any model in-wall timer and then turn on power or it can blow out the timer >>> I just did that while experimenting with the Utilitec 0192773.
Red wire goes to Load on all timers, except with Intermatic ST01C and EJ500

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Utilitech Wall Timer #0192773 does not switch landscape lights on? Replaced Intermatic that had 3 wires. Black to Black, blue to black and red was capped. Utilitech came with 4 wires - black, white,...


Old timer: Intermatic EJ500 & ST01C timers have a battery. Battery operates the clock motor. Red wire is for 3-way circuit [a hallway with 2 switches is a 3-way circuit].

Utilitec timer, clock runs on 120Volt circuit instead of battery. So clock has to have power.

How to connect wires:
Black timer wire connects to hot wire from breaker box.
Red (or blue) timer wire goes to landscape lights.
White timer wire connects to white neutral wire [or if no neutral is available, connect to bare ground wire].
Green timer wire goes to bare ground wire.

How to find black hot wire and white neutral wire inside box
: Disconnect and separate wires so you can test. Use ordinary tester. Power is on. There is only 1 black hot wire inside each electrical box. Test each black wire to bare ground until tester light comes on > that identifies the black hot wire. Next, test black hot wire to white wires until tester light comes on > that is the neutral wire. Exception: This test does not necessarily work with 3-way switches since they reverse each time switch is thrown.

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