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Can I use the grounding wire as a neutral on the pass and seymour digital timer?

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Yes all groud wires hook up with the neutral wire at the breaker box ..so it works..let me know /joe/

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Copy following link to help identify switch and wiring:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-switches.html#PandS
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I'm want to install a toggle switch/outlet but have 2 white wires and 1 black. It's a Pass & Seymour 691-WCC6 switch. Can I install this switch?


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.

Open following link for illustration of wiring:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-combination-switch-outlet.html

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GE smart digital timer was installed according to instructions. Timer was set to turn lights on at 5:30, and the lights blink on and off but will not stay on. I tried reprogramming, but same result. ...


It sounds like wiring is wrong.

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.
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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 > with GE timer, door is push-button switch. 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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I purchased the Legrand RT1 Time Switch to run a bathroom fan. It is installed and I see indicator lights. Every time I turn the fan on, it runs for a second and stops (hearing clicking in the switch);...


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.

Manual says:
Timer-black-wire to Hot; Timer-red-wire to Load (lights)
Timer-white-wire to Neutral.
Heres what to do
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.
5) Turn on electricity, and push countdown 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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I am using a Pass & Seymour illuminated three way light switch. I wired my white and ground wire on one side and the hot wire black to the black painted screw and the red wire below to the brass...


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I work with timers and electrical devices.

If I understand correctly you replaced a 3-way switch.
The new switch has 3 screws (plus green ground screw)
You put the Hot wire on the dark screw correctly.
You attached the two travelers to the brass-colored screws.
The two travelers are red and white.
You connected the ground wire to the green screw.
The ground wire is not supposed to be connected to with the white wire, and I doubt it is because that would trip the breaker.
The lights are working correctly.

If you followed the formula above to the letter, then the lighted switch should light up.
My best guess at this point is that the lighted switch is defective.
The Pass and Seymour webpage does not have manuals to look at like Leviton and Lutron products.
As a result I can't pour over a manual and put a magnifying glass on the wiring and wording to see if there is something we've missed.
But it's just not that complicated ... the light switch should light up.

At this point, I suggest you re-read the instructions (just in case?) and then swap the switch for another one ... or get different brand.

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I would like to install a Pass & Seymour RT1 Timer for my jacuzzi tub. 2 gang box contains white and black wires for the GFCI and white and black wires to the tub. how do I make this connection


I answer questions for free.
I specialize in timers and electrical devices.
My answer might ask for more information, and you can add a comment and we can go further.
The RT1 is a digital countdown timer rated for 120Volt 600 watts.

1) You need to consider the wattage of your jacuzzi circuit.
If circuit operates a motor, then check the nameplate on that motor for wattage.
The RT1 is too lightweight for 756Watt 1HP motor.
The RT1 will not work on a 240Volt circuit.
If the circuit operates lights only, then add up the wattage of your bulbs.

The Pass-Seymour site does not have a manual for the product that describes the intended purpose of the timer. For example some timers say 'incandescent only.'

2) Understand your wiring so we can get a timer that works:
You have a 2 gang box.
The box has a GFCI and no other device.
The GFCI has 4 screws
One cable enters box from breaker box with black and white ... and these wires connect to GFCI
One cable enters box from jacuzzi with black and white ... and these wires connect to GFCI

3) If the circuit is 120V.
Next we are going to talk about the cable going to jacuzzi.
Disconnect black wire going to jacuzzi.
Timer-black connects where this wire was connected.
Timer-red wire connects to black wire going to jacuzzi

The timer-white connects to the same screw that white-wire-going-to-jacuzzi connects to.
So there are two white wires on one screw.

If RT1 is too lightweight
You need a countdown timer rated for the circuit.
Intermatic makes a spring-wound FD series countdown timer that is rated for 2 HP

The Intermatic FD series timers can also be used if jacuzzi is 240Volt
http://www.intermatic.com/products/timers/in-wall%20timers/decorator%20spring%20wound%20timers.aspx

Add a comment, and I will help with more detailed information how to connect the FD series timers and answer any question about the FD.

Nov 01, 2010 | Pass & Seymour / Legrand RT1-W 10-20-30-60...

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I got a RT1 to replace switch on bathroom fan, but the existing switch has only 2 black wires.The RT1 has red, black and white wires. What do I do ?


The Pass and Seymour RT1 and Wattstopper-brand RT-series and the Utilitec RT1 are countdown timers.
You push the button and the timer turns on the Load (light,fan, motor) and the timer begins a countdown. At the end of the countdown, the timer turns off the Load. Excellent way to make sure lights and fans don't stay on all day by accident.

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
Timer-white wire connects to other white wires in the box (these wires are usually twisted together and covered with a wire nut)

Summary: This information means the two wires that came off the switch connect to the timer black and timer red wires.
Which goes to which? You can connect them either way, and if it doesn't work, simply switch the pair with each other. Or you can turn on power and test to see which one has power, and that is the Hot wire that connects to timer-black.

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.
*If your box does not have those white wires, then timer-white can connect to bare ground until the day you hire an electrician to drop additional line into box. Connecting to ground is NOT code and not recommended but it will work.

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
Hold the whites together so the insulations match up
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
Push the wires to back of box.
Connection is done.

See how to twist solid copper wires together
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-twist-electric-wire.html
See wire nuts
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-select-right-wire-nut.html
See inside your main breaker box
http://waterheatertimer.org/See-inside-main-breaker-box.html

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I to want replace a regular duplex outlet with a TM818-WCC6 and want just the outlet switched. How do I wire it?


The Pass and Seymour plug-switch combo has 3 screws
There is a dark screw on one side .... the black Hot wire from breaker box connects here

There are silver and brass colored screws on other side of device

The white Neutral from breaker box connects to silver screw connects here >>> this will give power to your receptacle
The black wire going to Load (light, fan, motor that you want switch to control) connects to brass colored screw ... the switch controls power to Load

How to test for black Hot
Remove devices and separate wires
Turn on power
Test each wire to bare copper wire
Tester lights up on black Hot wire
How to test for white Neutral
Test black Hot to each white wire
Tester lights up on Neutral

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