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I bought a timer that has 4 wires. a blue,, and black. my

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i bought a timer that...
i bought a timer that has 4 wires. a blue, green , white and black. my wall box line only has a black, white and bare ground wire. how do i hook that up?
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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 10 months ago
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Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) Please provide me with the timer manufacturer name and model number?

2) How many wires in the switch box? 3 wires .....ie..... 1 black, 1 white and 1 ground or additional wires?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Defiant timer #49814
The box has only 3 wires. Black, white and ground bare wirw
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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 10 months ago

Thanks for the replies.

1) Unfortunately, the Defiant timer won't work with your existing wiring. This timer requires a neutral wire connection and your wall box does not contain a neutral.

2) If using the Defiant model, you would need to re-wire the wall switch box so you have the required neutral wire.

3) Better option is to return the Defiant timer and purchase an Intermatic model timer ST01. A neutral wire is not required on the Intermatic model.

See link shown below for the Intermatic model sold at Home Depot:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Intermatic-15-Amp-Heavy-Duty-Astro-In-Wall-Digital-Timer-ST01/203954917

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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 10 months ago

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