11:55AM | 06/02/14
Help with wall timer connections.
I just tried connecting a WOODs electrical switch timer to replace my current wall switch (it has 4 switches). It has black, white, red and green wires. My home was built in the late 90s and i have a black, red and white wire outlet with a plastic housing. After connecting one black to black, one black to red, closing off the green (since it has a plastic housing), and white to the white bundle (there was a bundle of white wires that were just closed off), the timer wouldnt switch on. I reversed the black to black and black to red, and the timer still wouldnt switch on. I then noticed a white wire going to one of the other switches in the outlet so i spliced it and connected my white to that white. The timer came on but it makes a switching noise and the porch lights blink intermittently every second. I disconnected the white and it stopped blinking but stopped working all together. I reconnected it and the blinking started again. i removed all the porch bulbs and it stopped blinking. I had CFL bulbs in the porch lights (there are 3) so I pulled them all out and it stopped blinking. I put a non CFL into one of the lights and the blinking started again. What do i Do? I am so lost....



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