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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...