20 Most Recent Leviton 8299 Combination Switch / Smart lock GFCI Outlet Questions & Answers


most if not all these padlocks when first manufactured the manufactures has to set it with some digits if it four digits lock , manufacture use eg., 0000 or 1234 and if it six digits it uses 000000 or 123456 and so on the idea is that when the lock is first bought it comes with these digits then by following their instruction you can change the code you wish to have

Leviton 8299... | Answered on Jan 02, 2018


It sounds as though the wires coming in to the back side are
9 back stabbed ). With the power off, grip the back stabbed wires one at a time and pull as you twist the receptacle side to side. the wires should back out.

Leviton 8299... | Answered on May 01, 2017


You have a short somewhere?
If you have AFCI (arc fault) instead of GFCI, then there is probably a loose wire
Troubleshoot steps on following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-GFCI.html

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Leviton 8299... | Answered on Jul 12, 2015


The hot should be on the gold screw the neutral on the silver

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Leviton 8299... | Answered on Sep 07, 2014


1) Copy following link for wiring combo device:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-switches.html#combo2

2) Neutral wire is required for outlet to work.

3) Outlet will be ON all the time.
Some combo devices can be wired so that switch controls outlet, but other models cannot be wired so switch controls outlet.
Look for break-away fin located between dark screws on combo device. If device has break-away fin, then switch can control outlet.

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Leviton 8299... | Answered on Feb 22, 2013


have 5 wires where to put them

Leviton 8299... | Answered on Feb 21, 2013


Plugs in Malaysia are type G and match those from Great Britain: The ground slot pointing vertical, and both 230Volt power slots horizontal.
Copy following link for wiring illustration
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-240-volt-outlets.html#type-G

Plugs in US are 120Volt. Plugs elsewhere in world are 230-240Volt

Be advised:
US produces 60 Hz electricity so generator rotates 60 times per second.
Malaysia has 50 Hz, same as Britian.
Unless your electrical device is rated for both 50/60 cycles, then a device from US market will not work in Malaysia.
Look at rating label on each device for cycles.

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Leviton 8299... | Answered on Oct 20, 2012


You want a light switch on extension cord.
What kind of light switch do you have? You posted under GFCI device which is totally different than ordinary wall switch.
And what type of extension cord?
Add a comment with more information.

If ordinary light switch is installed on 3-wire outdoor extension cord:
Slice open the side of cord and you see 3 wires: black, white and green.
Cut the black wire in half and connect each end to brass screw on light switch.

If ordinary light switch is install on indoor 2-wire extension cord.
Look at plug and notice there is a wide blade and narrow blade.
Narrow blade is hot. You want the wire connected to narrow blade.
Cut that wire in half, but do not cut other wire.
Connect each end of wire to brass screw on light switch

If you want to install line switch onto indoor 2-wire extension cord:
Narrow blade is connected to hot wire.
Cut that wire in half, but do not cut other wire.
Open line switch.
Connect each end of black wire to brass screw. OR if no screws, then place cut wire in open grooves.
Tuck other wire into groove and then reassemble switch.

Leviton 8299... | Answered on Jul 05, 2011


The switch itself needs power on one side and load on the other. The load should share the neutral and the switch should be making or breaking the line voltage. If the switch is meant to be powered by the receptacle power wire, it should have a metal tab going from the receptacle's black to one side of the switch. You may need to pigtail the black power wire to one side of the switch and connect the load's black wire to the other side.

Leviton 8299... | Answered on Jun 26, 2011


It sounds like you have power in your light, power is fed down on the white wire and the black wire is switched and connects back up to the light. You do not have a "neutral" in the box, so you cannot run an outlet with the wire that is currently available.

Leviton 8299... | Answered on Feb 27, 2011


If I understand correctly you are replacing ordinary switch with switch-plug-GFCI device.
And one cable enters the box, and the cable has 1 black and 1 white and 1 ground wire.

To correctly wire combo GFCI device, you need a Neutral wire.
If your switch box has 1 cable, then it does not have a Neutral.
The neutral is required for GFCI operation, and also to power new outlet.

To test for Neutral wire:
Separate wires for testing.
Turn power ON.
Test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Hot line wire from breaker box.
Hot is identified.
Test Hot wire to all other wires inside box, except bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Neutral wire.

> If switch box does not have Neutral, then device cannot be wired correctly.
> If you do have a Neutral, then open following link for correct wiring of device:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t8269774-okay_same_problem_cooper

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Leviton 8299... | Answered on Feb 18, 2011


You are installing a combo device with switch and outlet.
The outlet is tamper resistant so a child cannot stick a key into outlet and get shocked.
For the outlet to work, a 2-prong plug must be inserted.

Wiring the device:
Electricians don't guess, they test.
Device has different colored screws: dark, silver and brass.

Separate wires for testing.
Do not unwind wires that are twisted together.
White wires that are twisted together and located in back of box are included in testing.
Use ordinary 2-lead tester.
Tape tester leads to wood sticks to keep hands away from power.
Turn power ON.

Test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Hot wire. This wire connects to dark screw.

Hot is identified.
Test Hot wire to all other wires, except bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Neutral wire. Neutral connects to silver screw.
If you do not have a Neutral wire, then outlet will not work for that location.
You can get the outlet to work by connecting bare ground to silver screw, but that is violation of code.

Last wire goes to Load (light, fan, motor).
Load wire connects to brass screw.
In your case, this is red wire.

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Leviton 8299... | Answered on Jan 19, 2011


Your question is not 100% clear because you don't say exactly what device you are wiring or what wires are inside the box.
You posted under switch-plug combo with GFCI.
Add a comment with clear description if instructions below do not apply to your project.

Electricians don't guess, they test, so lets walk through the steps.

1) If you have GFCI combo, there are markings on back of device for 'LINE' and 'LOAD'.
There are also 2 wires sticking out of back of GFCI.

Lets test your wires.
Separate wires inside box for testing.
Use ordinary 2-wire tester. Tape wood sticks to tester leads to keep hands away from power.
Turn power ON.
Test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Hot wire. Hot wire connects to Brass-colored Line screw.
Hot wire is identified.
Test Hot wire to all other wires, except bare ground.
Tester lights up on Neutral wire. Neutral connects to silver-colored Line screw.
Load wires are wires that go to the fan,light or motor.
Load wires connect to two wires sticking out of back of GFCI device.
Other wires located in electric box could connect to the Load screws, but it is unclear if you have other wires.

2) If you have regular combo switch plug without GFCI, then device has 3 color-coded screws: dark, brass and silver.
Hot connects to dark screw.
Neutral connects to silver screw
Black wire to Load connects to brass screw.
White wire to Load also connects to silver screw

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Leviton 8299... | Answered on Jan 07, 2011


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Leviton 8299... | Answered on Dec 23, 2010


Leviton 8299 combination switch and receptacle with GFCI manual
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Leviton-8299-instruction-manual.pdf

You don't say what kind of device you are replacing.
Instructions below may be way off base if you are trying to replace a 3-way switch.
Instructions below are for replacing a switch-plug combo.
Add a comment any time, and clarify your device your are replacing.

Electricians don't guess, they test.
First thing we need to test is Hot and Neutral wires.

Note where each wire was connected to old device before removal.
Note the wire that was connected to brass, dark, and silver screws.
The screw color is coded, and will verify testing.

Separate wires and turn on power.
Test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester will light up on Hot wire. Mark the hot wire.
Test Hot wire to each other wire (except bare ground wire)
Tester will light up on Neutral wire. Mark the Neutral.
The other two wires are presumed to go to Load (light, fan, motor)

Now lets look at back of the 8299 device.
On back of device directly behind receptacle part of device is the word LINE.
Hot wire connects to brass colored LINE screw.
Neutral wire connects to silver colored LINE screw.
These two wires will power the device, and power the receptacle.

Next we want to wire the switch.
Notice on drawing below, that switch Loads (light fan motor) are connected to two wires on back of 8299.
Again referring to back of device as reference point, black wire going to Load connects to wire on left side. White wire going to Load connects to wire on right side.
Now turn on power and test that switch and receptacle both operate as expected.
If operation is not correct, then add a comment and say what the second black and white wires connect to.

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Leviton 8299... | Answered on Dec 22, 2010


Turn the top of the lock 180 degree's so it is pointing away from the lock and push it down. You can now set your new code.

Hope this helps

Leviton 8299... | Answered on Dec 21, 2010


first you must know which wires are hot from the breaker box and witch ones go to the device you are switching--lets call it a light bulb. The hot wires coming from the breaker should go where it says "LINE" black one on the "HOT" side and white one on the "White" side. One of the black wires hanging out of the switch should go on the "LOAD" "HOT" side of the switch, then attach the other hanging black wire to the black wire going to the light with a wire nut. Your white wire going to the light must go on the "LOAD" "WHITE" side or it just won't work.

Leviton 8299... | Answered on Dec 20, 2010


power coming in from the breaker box: black wire will go to line-hot screw, and the white wire will go to the line-white screw. the switch wires coming out of the back of the gfci- 1 will go to the load-hot screw & the other black wire will wire nut to the black wire going to the light. the white wire going to the light must go to the load-white screw.

Leviton 8299... | Answered on Dec 20, 2010

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