Just starting with my smart home setup. Installed the Smart Things hub and a couple multipurpose sensors. Next up was smart switches, which are the GE 14292 models. I purchased three, but didn’t even get through the first install.
I was trying to replace a switch that controls a single exterior incandescent light. The existing dumb switch had a ground wire and two black wires.
I wired in the new smart switch with the ground, and both black wires (one line, one load)…then I pigtailed into a capped set of white wires in the three-gang box to run a white wire to the smart switch’s neutral terminal. Screwed in the smart switch and turned the battery on. It worked…for a second before tripping the breaker. Down at the electrical panel, as soon as I turned the breaker off and back on, it tripped again.
I was on a time crunch and so I wired the dumb switch back up and it works again.
Any ideas? I used the jumper wire that came with the switch…is it possible that’s the problem?