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I am replacing a 4 wire time switch with a 3 wire time

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I am replacing a 4 wire time switch with a 3 wire time switch and struggling
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be glad to assist you. Is the new timer an Intermatic and how many and what color are the leads from it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
its a defiant 470906 and has blue black and green wires. I have connected HOt to blk, load to blue and gnd to green. Left white in the box untouched
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think my light bulb is bad. And will change it tomorrow. I know I have paid for the service in advance. But if you could refund a partial, I would appreciate it. Thanks
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

You have it wired correctly. The instructions caution that it needs a good ground. Try connecting the ground wire to the white wire only.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the ground is good. I tried the timer at different location and works fine. and If itake ot the light bulb, it has no display, so leads me to believe it is the bulb.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Very good. You're all set.

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