what is this switch?

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Old 09-25-13, 10:58 PM
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what is this switch?

Can anyone tell me what the middle switch is supposed to be? It's in a secondary bedroom and my best guess is that it used to function as some kind of speed control for the fan in the room? Oddly enough, none of the other bedrooms in the house has one. Any thoughts?
 
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Old 09-26-13, 01:08 AM
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That is an occupancy sensor switch made by Leviton.. Turns the lights on when motion is sensed. Shuts them off if no movement is detected in a xx minutes. xx can be 1-15 minutes.

The link below shows you what it should look like with all the parts intact.

Leviton Wall Mounted Occupancy Sensor-White (PR150-1LW)
 
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Old 09-26-13, 07:01 AM
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And it is in the normal broken state as the shield breaks off as it is weak.
 
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Oh great. So what do I do? Replace it, or should I just take it out of the equation and put a dummy switch in the slot? I figure the quickest solution, if not the cheapest, would be to simply replace it so I don't have to mess around taking out the additional connections.
 
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Does the off-auto-on switch at the bottom turn anything on for you? If not, leave it for someone else to deal with.

Should be easy to replace with one like the others - Decora 15 Amp Single Pole AC Quiet Switch - Ivory-R61-05601-2IS at The Home Depot
 
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I don't know if you really want a motion sensor in a bedroom even if it does have an override switch. I would just save a few bucks and put a regular switch in there if it isn't wired through one of the other two switches.
 
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Old 09-26-13, 02:33 PM
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Does the off-auto-on switch at the bottom turn anything on for you?
That looks like it's broken too.

You can find out what it's controlling by turning the circuit off, removing the switch and capping the wires that are attached to it. Then turn the circuit back on and see what's dead.

Maybe it controls one of the receptacles.
 
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