Timer 3-way replacement


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Old 03-10-21, 01:57 PM
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Timer 3-way replacement

Hoping to get a little help on what I expected to be a simple replacement. We bought an old house which had the outside lights on a programmable timer. The timer cannot be reprogrammed because it connects to a phone app via an audio jack which my phone doesn't have. So currently my lights are turning on at odd times.

Here was the prior set up and all testing of wires was done with both switches removed:
Original timer had hot wires connected to the line (black) and the traveler (red) screws. Both the red and black wires came from the same romex. The load screw had two black wires and the neutral was pigtailed in the box. No ground connected.
The second 3-way has only two wires. Both the red and white are hot. The white pigtails in the box with multiple black wires.

My new Honeywell timer has a common, and wires 1 & 2.

I would appreciate advice on connecting the new timer.
Thanks,
Steve



Original timer

Original timer

Original timer wiring

2nd 3-way

2nd 3-way wiring

New Timer
 
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Old 03-10-21, 03:20 PM
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Can you post the english version of the directions.
 
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Old 03-10-21, 04:06 PM
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Instructions

Oops. Didn't realize I had the wrong instructions.
 
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Old 03-10-21, 05:11 PM
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You don't need the white wire. Remove it from the wire nut with the other whites.
red wire to #2.
The two black are the load. Connect to #1.
The single black is the power connect to C and to the black from the same cable as the red. The other switch should have the black and red connected. The white gets capped.
 
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Old 03-10-21, 06:00 PM
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Link in case it's needed..... installation pdf
 
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Old 03-11-21, 08:52 PM
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Clarification

Thank you so much for the advice.

I'm still confused by the prior switch configuration. I don't understand why there are two hot wires on both switches.

I think I understand the wiring you recommend for the new timer.

But I just need a little clarification about the 2nd switch. It originally had only two wires: red and white.

Joed: "The other switch should have the black and red connected. The white gets capped."

So the red stays connected. If the white gets capped, can I just remove it from it's pigtail?
There are two pigtails of black wires: one with a yellow cap and one with a red cap. Which black wire should connect to the 2nd switch?
Thanks!


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Old 03-28-21, 10:37 PM
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Clarification

Any advice on which black wire to connect? Or why there are two hot wires going to each switch?
 
 

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