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I am trying to install a Utilitech timer switch and need

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I am trying to install a Utilitech timer switch and need assistance.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Stand by while I pull up the info on that device.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

The timer requires a hot wire, a neutral and a hot to the light or fan. You'll need a 2 wire tester to identify the wires shown loose in the box and whether you have a neutral in the connection visable in the back of the box. The instruction sheet supplied with the device shows exactly the wire connections.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't have a tester here. Is a defiant easier to install?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

That one needs a neutral also, so either will need wire identification. Get a 2 wire tester at any home center for under $20.00 and I'll walk you through the tests.

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