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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 a Leviton light timer w/ 3 way set up

I am trying to connect the Leviton VPT24-1PZ Vizia 24-Hour Programmable Indoor Timer with Astronomical Clock in a 3-way setup w/ LED lights. There was previously another light timer there (prob ~30 ...
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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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3way wiring with timer AND a dimmer

I'm using an intermatic ST01 to feed the dimmer, since I don't have a neutral in the far box, and I'm told not to feed dimmed input to a timer. From there is where I'm having a problem, using a ...
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Maytag MLG2000AWW sporadically trips the GFCI when setting the dryer timer.

When rotating the dryer timer knob, the GFCI outlet trips. It usually happens when the pointer is near the Presscare area of the knob. It will never trip ar any other time. I checked the GFCI with a ...
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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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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 can I install a Leviton timer switch in this box?

So i'm trying to replace the exterior light switch to a timer switch. On the same switch panel, there are two other switches which control the ceiling lights in the hallway. The dimmer in the center ...
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How to setup a shower timer to actually turn off the water?

My kids take very long showers and I can't always be there to rush them out. Is there a way to have a timer start once the shower starts and actively stop the water after 10-15 minutes? I've looked ...
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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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Maytag dryer timer replacement

The timer was not working on our dryer. The timer wouldn't advance no matter how long you left it on for. So, I bought a new timer and put it in today and now the timer works as expected. However, ...
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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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Timer device and Motion Sensor on same box?

New outdoor GFCI box installed from existing indoor receptacle, plus new LED motion sensor installed from GFCI box, plus plug-in timer device for patio lights. Will motion sensor timer and plug-in ...
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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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Timer with a Dimmer Switch

I have exterior lights on a timer switch. The lights are too bright. Can I add a dimmer switch to adjust the brightness? And change the timer switch to a three-way switch. Will that work?
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Grounding a switch that has no ground screw or wire

I have a timer switch (see photo 1) that has No Grounding Screw and ** No Grounding Wire** protruding from it. It is to be installed into a plastic gang box and replace a switch which is currently ...
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Fixing a timer control knob on a microwave

The timer control does not register the proper time when we turn the knob. Can this be "home" fixed or not? Thanks for your help.
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Unable to properly wire timer to old light switch with one “white?” Wire on top and one looped black wire

Top wire is painted white. bottom wire is looped. Timer has screws for line, load, neutral and ground. What goes where? I am getting power but only half the light output with one part of black loop ...
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Replacing Bath Fan Switch with Timer Switch

I want to install a timer switch (it has four wires, red (load), black (hot), white (common), green (ground) to replace one switch in a 2-gang switch box having five incoming cables (see first photo). ...
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Electric Furnace, no AC, blower motor starts then slows after 1 second

I have an electric furnace 240V. The blower motor starts then slows and sounds like it is laboring after about one second. It does start at full speed, however. Does the same thing when in constant on ...
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How to wire a Woods PRO 59104 Timer

I'm running an irrigation pump on 240V circuit I added to my breaker panel, and it's working fine with just a switch between them. After my first attempt to add the timer between the switch and the ...
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Light switch using only black wires - Incoming whites terminate together in box - New timer switch requires white neutral

I want to replace a simple single pole light switch with a timer switch, which requires red, black, white, and ground. The existing switch is in a triple box, where all three switches have only blacks ...
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Wiring a switch timer

I’ve bought this timer: http://www.pdlglobal.com/data/product_documents/784_installation_guide_document.pdf The wiring diagram is in that PDF. I need help understanding how to wire this up. I’m ...
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Timed Light that turns ON every 30 minutes, press button to turn off [closed]

I actually need this set up for my workplace, but I believe you folks here will have the answer. We need a light to come on every 30 minutes to alert staff to check something routinely. Newer staff ...
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Three-way switch puzzle

I have an outdoor light controlled by a pair of 3-way switches, A and B. The switch B is much closer to the light. Here are the behaviors I observe. During the day: A: Up B: Up or Down Light:...
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Help with bathroom timer and light switch install

I’m fairly new to doing my own electrical so be gentle if this is a simple question. I’m trying to install a fan button timer along with a new rocker switch for my bathroom. In the image below the ...
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Installing an “In-Wall” Light Timer, But it calls for“Load”, “Hot”, and “Neutral”

I am installing a new wall light switch timer, but in addition to my ground, Hot, and Neutral wires that are currently running to the old switch, this new one requires a "Load" wire too. I tried ...
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How do you make a light switch that will cut power one with a one minute delay, but give power instantly when turned on?

I want to install a fan in the bathroom that works in conjunction with the light switch and stays on one minute after being turned off. How do I pull this off in my bathroom renovation project?
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Is tungsten wattage different from regular wattage?

I bought a new in-wall timer rated 20 Amps. and it says '1350 w Tungsten', so I'm wondering if there are watts which are measured different then other watts? In my calculation it should be 20 x 120 = ...
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Making sense of wire colors and connections

I am having trouble identifying which wires are in my box despite all the colors being quite clear. The voltage drop between: White-Ground= 123.5 Red-Ground= .3 Black-Ground= .3 Black-Red= 0 Black-...
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Leviton Vizia 24 hr timer - How do I install? [duplicate]

I bought a Leviton timer and when I went to install it, I ran into a problem. The outlet box has ONLY three wires - Black, White and a bare copper ground. Looking at the wiring diagram for the Leviton ...
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Programmable timer for boiler without touching thermostat

I'll try to be clear in a field of which I know little... I have a new pellet boiler feeding hot water into a puffer for radiators and hot tap water. A thermostat in the house requests water at given ...
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Light Switch Problem - all Reds and Whites

I have a light switch that I wanted to replace with a timer switch (to control outdoor lights). When I pulled the old light switch out of the wall, there were 4 wires connected to it: Two White ...
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Can a digital wall timer be used with a baseboard heater?

Can the Eaton PT18M-W-K (1800-Watt 15 Amp) timer be used for a 1500-Watt baseboard heater? According to the specs, the answer appears to be "yes". However, "heater" is conspicuously absent from the ...
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LED lights with programmable wall switch

I've recently replaced a standard 3-pole switch with the Honeywell RPLS540A programmable switch. The product says that it is not compatible with CFL or LED lighting. I foolishly did not read the fine ...
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Installing timer switch with jumper wire into possibly old wiring

I'm trying to install push button timer switch for the shower fan. In the wall socket there are just two wires plus ground. Previously, a mechanical timer connected the two wires. Based on this ...
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Wiring timer switch into 2-gang switch setup with common load (red) with downstream load

I want to install a timer switch (it has five wires, red (load), black (hot), white (common), green (ground) and yellow (three-way switching but not needed for my application) to replace one switch in ...
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Replacing a switch where power comes thru the fan to the timer switch, with only 2-wires? [duplicate]

I can see an answer where it suggests a 3-wire run from the fixture but I'm hoping to use existing wiring and it only has black and white wires coming from the bathroom fan to the old timer switch. ...
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Do i need a short-time timer for coffee maker/water boiler?

In many kitchens I have seen a short-time timer attached to the outlet where the coffee maker/percolator/water boiler is connected. I.e. to make coffee, they both need to start the coffee maker, and ...
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Why can't some light bulbs be used with timers?

I've seen the answer to questions asking why some bulbs can't be used with dimmers [1][2], and that makes sense, but why can't some light bulbs be used with timers? Aren't most timers equivalent to an ...
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Is hooking up led lights to a timer cost effective?

I have 2 strings of small led Christmas lights above my cabinets in the kitchen as a accent lighting (probably about 100 bulbs total) I have each hooked up to a lamp timer, and they turn on for about ...
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Why is my timer tripping the breaker on my pool filters power cable?

I just bought a pop-up pool for my kids, got it up, running, and all the chemical levels correct.... now i just have one problem: When the timer I bought to regulate when the filter runs turns off, it ...