I’m having trouble connecting a GE smart switch in my bathroom that also has a fan. I’ll leave a list of different things that I tried and what the results were as well as some pictures. If anybody could help me figure out how to make this work, I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
So coming out of the wall are four wires: red (line), black (load), white (I assumed neutral but not sure), and green (ground). The wires are hooked up to the switches as follows:
Green is hooked up to the back of the box and top of each switch.
Red has a black jumper on it that connects it to the line (top right) hole of the smart switch on the right.
Black is bundled to a jumper that hooks up to the load (bottom screw) of the fan switch on the left (yellow bundle that’s almost in the wall). The black line wire (top screw) of the fan switch on the left is bundled to a jumper coming from the load (bottom right) hole of the smart switch on the right as well as a jumper wire coming from the white wire (yellow bundle on the far left).
White is bundled to two white jumper wires, one of which goes to the bundle mentioned above and one of which goes to the neutral hole of the smart switch on the right (yellow bundle furthest to the right).
As currently configured, the fan switch works and the smart switch turns on (as in LED light is on), but when I flip the smart switch, the lights come on for a second and immediately turn back off. That was the closest to fully functional I was able to get it.
Just a few notes that may be helpful:
I know it seems weird that the white wire (maybe neutral) is bundled with wires that come from the load of the smart switch and the line of the fan switch, but without doing that, neither one of the switches work. This was how the wires were configured when I first opened it up so I went back to it.
I couldn’t post a separate picture with the dumb switch (normal basic light switch), but the configuration is exactly the same minus the neutral, and this controls the lights and fan perfectly, so I’m confused as to why setting up the smart switch the same way plus the neutral wouldn’t work.
Let me know if I missed any key pieces of information that would be important to figuring out what I’m doing wrong. I would appreciate any advise/input that you guys may have. Thank you!