Wiring a timer into wall switch

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Old 10-07-17, 07:31 AM
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Wiring a timer into wall switch

I want to thank the pros in advance for sharing your expertise. I have attached a photo which shows a wall switch with four spaces. The far left switch controls the hallway ceiling lamp. The second to left controls the porch ceiling light, the third from left controls wall sconces on the porch and the far right is blank. The far left works fine. I attached a timer to control both the outside sconces and the porch ceiling light. When I turn on the timer switch, I get power to the sconces but not the porch ceiling light. Using my analog meter, I find constant power to the red wire nut bundle on the right. And I get power to the red wire nut bundle on the left when I turn the switch on. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 10-07-17, 07:41 AM
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If the two wires in the right hand wire nut are hot..... then the two in the left red wire nut are porch light and scones. If the scones work... then so must the porch ceiling light as they are the same connection.

Possibly the porch light is not making a connection in the left wire nut ?
Usually power/hot connects to the black wire of the timer. Check that too.
 

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Old 10-07-17, 08:02 AM
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PJ, thanks for quick response. I will check that as well as for power at the porch fixture.
 
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