I recently purchased a pr-180 from amazon and installed it downstairs. It works great and I love it. I liked it so much in fact that I purchased 2 more for upstairs. I followed the directions for a 3-way installation for the downstairs and it worked perfectly. I installed the pr-180 upstairs in the same kind of 3 way setup and it is giving me a weird issue. With the 3-way switch in the 'up' position, everything works great. If I flip it to the 'off' position, the timer will eventually time out, the lights will go out, and then after a few seconds will come back on. Then they will time out, go off, and then come back on again. They will blink like this forever. As soon as I flip the remote switch to the 'up' position, the pr-180 works fine.
Now at first, I thought this might just be a faulty pr-180. So I took the pr-180 that is working fine from downstairs and installed it upstairs. However, it didn't do the same thing, but it didn't work correctly. This time, when the remote switch was in the 'up' position, the lights would turn on and stay on. They wouldn't ever time out and go off. When I put the remote switch in the 'off' position, the lights would go out and would not turn on at all. The only way to get the lights on was to put the pr-180 in the 'on' position.
So I don't think it has to do with a faulty pr-180, but I don't know why two different switches would behave differently wired the exact same way. I would appreciate any feedback or suggestions.
Do you have the jumper installed on the standard 3-way switch? The operation you should get if wired correctly is when the sensor is in the auto position and the lights are off, the 3-way switch will be able to turn them on in either direction the switch is thrown and the sensor will shut the lights off once no occupancy is detected. The 3-way switch will not have the capability to shut the lights off.
Yes, I have installed the jumper as well. I forgot to add that. I've also tried to switch the jumper from one runner to another. I know the jumper is correct because when the jumper isn't on the correct runner, the lights will never come on when the pr-180 is in the auto position. Thanks for the suggestion.
I'm not sure which side it is on. That was one thing I just realized. I will try and switch the location on this tonight. I'm not sure what you mean by the second question.
I moved the switch to the other side and it performed the exact same way. There was no difference. The only thing that I can notice that is different about this than when I wired the one down staird is that on the side that has the regular switch, that is in a triple gang box. I noticed that the 'hot' wire was twisted and wire nutted together with 3 other wires going to each switch. What I mean by this is from the actual wire run, the 'hot' wire is twisted to the 'hot' wire going to each physical switch. One controls the ceiling fan and the other the fan light. The 3rd swithch is the one for the can lights that the pr-180 is on. I don't know if this has anything to do with it, which I wouldn't think it does, but I'm not sure. In any case, moving the pr-180 to the other side didn't help. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
_____ /---switch for fan
--red------| | /
--black---|pr180 |---------feed across room---------(wire nut on hot)--switch for can lights
--hot------| | \
---------- \---switch for fan lights
So if the switch is on the side where your hot feed is, then you should have the jumper on that switch wired between the terminal with the hot feed and the traveler terminal that is coming from the PR180 black lead. Is that how it is currently wired?
I am having the exact same problem, tried all the steps in the installation guide tried all the combinations but the best I can do is the following: In the Leviton "on" position the 3 way switch works in either position (so it should be good), in auto mode, with the 3 way switch in the down position the leviton works perfectly normal but when in the upper position the Leviton turns the lights off and then on forever. Just wondering if this issue was ever resolved?