Electrical Wiring in the Home/timer wiring


I am trying to install an in wall wall timer to control two light lantern. I have
two black wires, a ground and a white wire coming form the house,. The timer has
a black,white,green,red. I have tried several combinations and the light will
only turn on if I push the Manuel button not the programmed on/off.


I can only assume what you may have there so here goes. You must determine which of the two black wires is the "hot" and which wire goes to the lantern. Once you know which is the "hot" the other black wire is going to the lantern. Hook it up as follows: The white wire on the timer will go to the white wire from the house. The red wire from the timer will go to the black wire going to the lantern. The black wire from the timer will go to the "hot" black from the house. The green wire from the timer will go to the ground from the house and you should be good to go for the new year.

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