It appears that the maroon/purple wires are connecting the green wire to the white. (does the maroon connect to the white? It is hidden in the photo) (could there be a diode or other device between the maroon and white wires?) If there is nothing but another wire connecting the green and white wires then it does not work the same as an RFMC. If the RFMC senses a short circuit between green (ground) and white (pilot signal) it shuts down.