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Switch & Timer Nomenclature

GOAL: Connect a water heater and dryer to the same circuit, however, they shall be switch to ensure that only one is connected at any time. A SPDT switch: 220V water heater at one pole and a Dryer ...
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Dryer Timer won't advance

I have an Admiral ADG7005AWW dryer. The timer dial has stopped advancing, so the dryer just stays on indefinitely. I'm trying to determine the problem. This troubleshooting guide says it could ...
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pool timer requires common wire - pump does not - how to wire in timer w/ common to serve pump w/o common?

My older Intermatic RC2343PT timer requires a common wire to function, however my new 1.5 HP 230v 2-speed Pentair pump does not require common wire and would be powered through 20a tandem GFI breaker, ...
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connecting an intermatic timer switch and a dimmer switch on the same lights

I currently have an Intermatic timer switch on my lights, and I would like to add a dimmer switch next to the timer switch, because the lights are sometimes too bright, is it possible to have both a ...
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GE stackable Washer/Dryer Combo wont stop spinning

I have a GE stackable washer/Dryer Combo (GUD24ESSMWW). During the regular wash cycle, it continues until the drain and spin cycle and then it doesn't stop spinning until you hit the pause/stop ...
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Timer switch seems to have started leaking current, leaving LEDs dimly lit

I have been turning on and off an installation, including some LED PAR lights, using a digital timer switch (Brennenstuhl Primera Timer DT). It's been running since half a year or so, but recently I ...
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Why do my Christmas lights trip a GFCI only when connected through a timer switch?

I have Christmas lights (a mix of LED and small incandescent) on the outside of my house, along the eaves. I had them plugged into one of our exterior GFCI outlets via an outdoor-rated mechanical ...
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Light switch with time delay turns off instantly (2-3 seconds)

In my stairway, i have a Light switch with time delay. When i press the button the lights turn on, but instantly turn off (in 2-3 seconds). The lights should be turned on for at least 10-15 seconds in ...
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Light Switch With Unconnected Ground [duplicate]

I am looking to install an Eaton timer switch in place of a single pole switch connected to a bathroom fan. Checking the current decora switch I noticed that it only has two wires connected (hot and ...
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Nest 3rd gen Learning Thermostat install help

I am currently looking at installing a nest 3rd gen to my current Worcester Bosch 30SI compact combo boiler. I currently do not have a thermostat and the combo boiler is controlled by a Honeywell ...
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Why does my bath fan timer will only work if the light is off?

The switch and the timer are together in a two gang box. There is power to both however the fan timer will only work when the light is off.
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Timer Switch wiring that requires a neutral wire

I'm trying to replace a basic on/off switch for the fan in my powder room with a timer switch (which requires a neutral). The timer switch comes with red, white, black and green wires. In the same box ...
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Can I utilize 2 Leviton LTB60 timers in 3 way configuration to control a single exhaust fan

I am wanting to connect 2 Leviton LTB60 timers to control a single inline exhaust fan that evacuates 2 separate bathrooms. Can I accomplish this without the use of a Leviton Vizia remote controller? ...
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Wiring a timer for a fan with No neutral wire

Ok. I can’t figure it out. I’m on my third timer switch, this one not requiring a neutral. When I hook it up to the fan stays on and none of the timer buttons are operable. Please see the below ...
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240v in with 240 and 120 out of a timer?

We just got our pool up. Opened the salt generator packaging and it is a 220/240v appliance, our pump is 115v with a pre installed plug. They need to be on the same timer. I have read until my head ...
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3 Way Timer Light Switch Leviton LTB30

I have a 3-way timer switch that I want to install in the house to control the lights outside and I can’t figure out how to wire it, maybe I need a no neutral switch, or a jumper. I currently have an ...
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Sprinkler valve won't turn on by automatic timer

Earlier this year, I asked a question about why my station #6 wasn't turning on by the automatic timer. The advice was to get a new solenoid. I did that and it fixed the problem immediately. My ...
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Wiring diagram for light switch, GFCI, timer and bathroom fan

I have a 3-gang box, There are 3 14/2 NM cables coming inside box. One is the power supply, the other 2 are for the light switch and bathroom fan. I want to install a timer switch for the bathroom fan ...
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Connecting GFCI switch with digital timer switch

I moved my old bathroom exhaust fan to shower area, I need to install GFCI switch as per code. I also want to replace old toggle switch with digital countdown timer switch. Can I have blank face GFCI ...
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Disable noisy timer on a magic chef gas range model 6458xst

Does anyone knows how to access the timer and disable it on a Magic Chef gas range model 6458xst. I would be more than interested to find out! It is a flat stove and the timer is right in front of ...
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PF1102T Clock Motor replacement

Can you buy just the clock motor instead of the whole PF1102MT mechanism? I have this model (240v) on my pool that includes the freeze protection. The clock motor gear will not turn AND I do not know ...
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Sprinkler valve not turning on by automatic timer

I just programmed my sprinkler settings for Spring. I have back and front zones. 1-5 in the back, 6-8 in the front. I noticed that station 6 is not turning on by the timer. It reads Err. Here's what I'...
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240v pool timer with 120v outlet, proper usage?

My pool cleaner timer which is 240v has a outlet added that looks like a 120v. Can I use the outlet to plug in a 120v light or must it be a 240v? (looks like a standard 120v outlet one finds in a ...
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I replaced my bathroom exhaust fan switch with a countdown switch

I replaced the switch of the AirKing bathroom exhaust fan with a countdown timer. However, even the timer is working as expected, I noticed a drop in the fan power, it does not blow as much air as it ...
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Why is it okay for a Lutron timer to have an 18 gauge ground wire?

I am installing a new light switch and changing the fan switch next to it for a Lutron timer for the fan. The old switch had no ground, but the ground wires are available in the enclosure, so I will ...
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New timer switch has a blue wire instead of red wire

I just replaced a mechanical timer switch (noisy) with a digital switch. The old switch had red, white, and black wires and the new switch has red, white, blue wires. I simply connected the new blue ...
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Why is my orbit/watermaster fuse blowing with brand new solenoid?

I have a watermaster (now orbit) timer. I replaced a bad solenoid with "the only orbit solenoid that fits the hole" at home depot, the Orbit 57861 13V Now my fuses in the timer immediately ...
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Does a neutral wire need to be run from a switch to the light?

We have an older church building that we would like to put our parking lot lights on a timer. We purchased digital timers only to find out that there is not a neutral wire within the switch boxes. We ...
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Options for adding a timer on heated towel rail socket in UK toilet

I live in the UK - my downstairs toilet consists of just a small sink and a toilet. Next to the sink is a heated towel rail which is wired straight into the socket, and is controlled by a switch. I ...
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Add Countdown Timer for Electric Heater

I have a ceiling mounted 240V 30A heater that is currently controlled by its built-in thermostat. The heater is in a workshop (in an out building). The heater is wired using three wires (two hot and a ...
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Is it safe to use timer to shut off gas boiler overnight?

We have an aquaPLUS 280-7 r3 Valliant gas boiler. It heats the water nice and all, but it has an annoying habit of turning on overnight to preheat the water in the storage container. The problem is, ...
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Looking for a current-actuated timer switch [closed]

I have a drainage pump with a level sensor. I'd like to have some protection in case of failure of the level sensor, which would leave the pump running dry while I'm not around, eventually leading to ...
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Why should a (non-dimming) light timer care about what's connected to it?

I am looking at the spec sheet for an Intermatic STW700W in-wall timer. It says: Switch Ratings: General Purpose: 15 A, 120 VAC, 50/60 Hz Tungsten: 8 A, 120 VAC, 50/60 Hz ...
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Ballcock-like mechanism for infinite cycles

I'm going to build a mechanism (as simple as possible) like the ballcock system used in flush toilet. But mine should be able to continuously discharge and refill automatically. I already have a draft ...
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Will leaving an electric hose faucet timer in direct sunlight damage the timer?

I recently bought an electronic outdoor hose faucet timer. I live in a desert with 110+ degree summers and plan to water a few trees in my lawn with it. Is there any risk of leaving this device out ...
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How to wire Bathroom fan with timer?

Please Heeelp!!! I just purchased a bathroom fan "Aero Still 100T" wich comes with a timer. This fan comes with 3 wires, white, red and black however I realized that the connection wires ...
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Connecting 3 wire timer to 2 wire circuit

I went to replace an old mechanical timer for a bathroom extraction fan with a more up to date timer. The new single pole timer has a ground of course (no more mention of that), a black hot, a white ...
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Woods 59104R pro timer issue

I installed a Woods 59104R pro timer on my pool pump. It works partially and can shut down the pool pump at the specified time, but it also shuts itself down at that time. The clock stops rotating and ...
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Timer Switch Problem

I'm trying to replace a basic on/off switch for the fan in my powder room with a timer switch (which requires a neutral). The timer switch comes with red, white & black wires, the same as what the ...
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how to wire two switches in one box with three wires , two of the go to different lights, which one is hot

If somebody could help me with this, please! There are two switches in a box. I wanted to put a timer on one switch, so I disconnected it. Then I realized that the timer needs a neutral and there is ...
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How can I control a 240V heater from a pushbutton timer switch?

I am installing a new in-wall bathroom heater (240V - 6.7A). I want to put the heater on a timer rather than a thermostat. This will keep people from cranking the thermostat WAY up and leaving it that ...
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120 volt timer passes small amount of current when off

120 volt timer passes small amount of current when off. It's on Christmas outdoor LED lighting. The lights glow real dim when the timer goes to the off position. Does it on two different timers. ...
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Thermador oven timer not beeping

I have a Thermador pro grand range. All of a sudden, the timer has stopped beeping when the time gets to zero. It says it is finished, but no sound. It still beeps to let me know that the oven has ...
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3 way light switch with timer - flickering

I have a 3 way light switch which works fine with a regular light switch. That is, I can control on/off without issue from either switch. I moved one of the switches to a timer, the Intermatic ST01, ...
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LED light with built-in switch; installing auto-timer between switch & outlet,

LED aquarium light (a bar with many small bulbs) with manual switch built into cord; Customer requested automatic timer. Placed automatic timer between LED's plug & wall outlet. Functioned well ...
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How to replace a manual timer by a simple on/off switch on a home appliance

Case On a simple 220 V home appliance equipped with a manual timer switch ( a knob that you can turn clockwise up to the desired position -time- and will then automatically turn counterclockwise for ...
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Replace Tork 1101 timer with smart switch

I have a Tork 1101 mechanical timer that controls exterior house lights. I want to replace this with a smart timer/switch of some kind so I can set a sunrise/sunset scheme and don't need to remember ...
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Isolating a bulb from stairwell timer

I live in a block of apartments with 6 floors having a stairwell timer that lights all bulbs of the floors at once. I would like to make my bulb switch on independently from the timer so that I can ...
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How to switch 40A timer used for outdoor lighting and direct 120V outdoor lighting

I am redoing my outdoor lighting and need to move 3 wall switches used for outdoor 120V lighting to a different place within the house. The issue is that the inground wire is 10/2 UF but the inside ...
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Geyser timer malfunction

Why would a geyser timer malfunction after only 14 months.? We had our entire DB board replaced and all new components fitted about 14 months ago. One evening about 5 days ago, I smelt burning wires ...
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