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all outlets and ceiling light in living room off.

after i finished installing my wemo light switch in the dinning room i noticed all the outlets and light fixture in living room went out. now i dont know if it went out before or after i installed the wemo.
check circuit breaker and all is fine. nothing is tripped.
switched each breaker on/off one by one, still no good. switched the main one too.
whats going on?
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Just guessing but I would say you wired up your wemo wrong.
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I too would like to partake in that guess.
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pootza wrote: Just guessing but I would say you wired up your wemo wrong.
this is my second installed. i did one upstair and everything was fine. plus i follow instructions to the T. also, if i wired the wemo wrong how come wemo works flawlessly
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if you don't know what you are doing or view the youtubes then you should have hired an electrician :)
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Any GFCI's in that circuit?

If WEMO is installed mid-way in the basement circuit as per t3359 suggestion then try connecting the livingroom circuit from load side of WEMO to line side of WEMO.
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ok maybe the wemo is not compatible with this particular outlet. i took it out and put back the original switch and power back on. i dont understand. i did the same for upstair and it works fine.
maybe the switch upstair has no ground wire and the dining switch has a ground wire?
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Judging by your last post I would get an electrician.
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DealDemon wrote: this is my second installed. i did one upstair and everything was fine. plus i follow instructions to the T. also, if i wired the wemo wrong how come wemo works flawlessly
a miracle? ... after all it is christmas day
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t3359 wrote: Is the wemo wired mid-run? I would guess that the rest of the run is busted.

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sorry i am newbie when it comes to electricity. what u mean wired mid run?
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DealDemon wrote: sorry i am newbie when it comes to electricity. what u mean wired mid run?
When you removed the old one, how many cables did you see coming into the electrical box?

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3 black ones and 2 white ones . the two white ones are neutral wires. one of the black wire is ground
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DealDemon wrote: 3 black ones and 2 white ones . the two white ones are neutral wires. one of the black wire is ground
One of the black wires is ground? This does not sound correct.
Was it actually connected to the ground screw of the box?
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DealDemon wrote: 3 black ones and 2 white ones . the two white ones are neutral wires. one of the black wire is ground
Let us know when your 15 minutes of f(l)ame begins
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you think a special marnette is required to couple the tinned / stranded wire with copper? looks like a possible fire hazard
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Light switches usually have no ground.....Wondering if possible 3 way switch as 3rd black being used as a red. The whites should be maretted together and black in and black out to break power.

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