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Trouble installing 5 Wire Defiant Daylight Adjusting Indoor Digital Timer into 4

Trouble installing 5 Wire Defiant Daylight Adjusting Indoor Digital Timer into 4


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Old 06-05-15, 12:47 PM
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Trouble installing 5 Wire Defiant Daylight Adjusting Indoor Digital Timer into 4

I am having trouble installing a Defiant Daylight Adjusting Indoor Digital Timer (5 Wires - Red, white, blue, green, white). The outlet I'm connecting to has the following wires: (black & red connected to existing switch I'm replacing), copper and white. I've connected the following:
green to copper
white to white
black to black

At the point the LED display lights up and is working.

I have two wires left on the timer - red and blue. When I connect the blue wire to the red wire in the outlet, the light comes on but I cannot turn it off.

Questions:
1. Does the red wire need to connect anywhere?
2. Why won't the light turn off and what can I do to get it to turn off?
 
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Old 06-05-15, 01:55 PM
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Is the outlet a receptacle or a light? Is it on a 3-way switched circuit?
 
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Old 06-05-15, 03:58 PM
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It would appear you had it wired right. Red is a traveler and in your application should be capped off. Blue is supposed to be the switched output or load.

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Old 06-05-15, 04:53 PM
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Thanks PJmax. That's what I was thinking as well. When I have it connected the way you have in the figure, the problem I'm seeing is that the light won't turn off. I push the button and the LCD display changes from "On" to "Off", but the light always stays on? Any idea what I should do? Do I possibly have a bad switch?
 
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Old 06-05-15, 06:13 PM
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Does the switch click when you go from off to on or on to off ...... if it doesn't the relay is stuck or burned on and the switch needs to be replaced.
 
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Old 06-06-15, 04:49 AM
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The switch did click when I turned it off and on but the light wouldn't turn off. I replaced the switch and it works. Thanks for your help.
 
 

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