I bought a "Woods model 590818/59028" digital timer from Coleman.com through Amazon for my front porch. After wiring, the On/Off button stays lit and does nothing else. I'm hoping someone can check my wiring to rule out a defective timer.
In the wall fixture, there are two lines. The one with the hot wire (at the BOTTOM) has three wires: black (120 VAC hot), ground, and white.
The line (at the TOP) has four wires: black, red, ground and white.
The timer has four wires: black (hot), red (load), ground and white.
I connected the black (hot 120 VAC) wire to the black (hot) wire on the timer.
I tapped the white wire on the timer into the white wires that are connected as well as the ground wire.
I believe I have everything correct so far. Now for the tricky part.
I connected the red wire from the timer to the black wire from the TOP line, since it was connected to the old timer I replaced. The On/Off button stays lit. The front porch light cannot be lit. I pressed "reset" as instructed in the accompanying directions.
So I connected the red wire from the timer to the red wire from the top line. Same result.
Is my original wiring correct and the timer defective, or have I got the wiring all wrong?