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Wiring a 5 wire timer into an existing box with black and

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wiring a 5 wire timer into an existing box with black and white wires
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Customer: need to know what to do with blue, red and green wires
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. I assume there was a switch there that you're replacing. Tell me the colors of the wires that were on it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Black and white only where wired in
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Were wired in
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

That's a problem with using that timer. It requires a neutral connection. You'll need to use an Intermatic ST01C timer for that installation.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Got it. Thank you.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome

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