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I am trying to replace a Defiant adjusting wall digital

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I am trying to replace a Defiant adjusting wall digital timer that I bought years ago with a new one that looks very different on the back side.This is a three way switch The old switch has all wires Blue, Green,Red, Black and white coming out of the back of the switch. The newer times has five screw terminals marked ground,line neutral traveler and load.the package also came with two 6" long white wires in the package. I am not an electrician but the instructions were very difficult to understand. Can you tell me were to connect the different colored wires coming from the inside of the socket.

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Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Electrical
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 8 months ago
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 8 months ago

Please give me the model number on the new switch.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
1002 229 532 is what it say at rhe very top of the package
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 8 months ago

Connect as follows.

  1. Black to Line
  2. Red to traveler
  3. White to neutral
  4. Blue to Load
  5. Green to ground
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
done. should i turn power on now?
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 8 months ago
Turn it on.
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
switch is on but outside lights don't go on.
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 8 months ago
Is there a photo cell on the light fixture?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
but, it should go on when i press the button on the digital timer.
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 8 months ago
The photo cell overrides the timer. To by bypass it the switch needs to be turned on and off twice quickly
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
no lights when i do that
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 8 months ago

Do it at the 3 way switch. On, off, on.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
i did that as well.no lights.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
there are two black wires coming from the wall. One is black and the other hooks to a blue wire which you told me to plug into the load on the swutch
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 8 months ago

The blue wire is the wire to the light and the black connected to it is to the light. The other black should be the hot Line wire. You'll need a 2 wire voltage tester to verify the wires.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
i have a voltage tester where do i put the black and red wire?
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 8 months ago

Put one on the black wire and the other to the ground. The black that shows voltage is the hot. Then test the hot wire to the white to verify the neutral.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have to go to a Dr.s appointment but will be back this after noon. How can we continue this session? I did get voltage from the black wire and ground.Do I call back(###) ###-####when i return?
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 8 months ago
Just let me know when you're ready to continue.
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