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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 Do I Program this Timer Switch

There is a timer switch in my garage which I can't figure out how to properly use. What I know about it: It controls my driveway lights There are time tick marks around the circumference of the dial,...
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Single light switch to programmable - 2nd hot line?

I've got a receptacle with three light switches, a single, a three-way and a four-way. I'm trying to replace the single with a Honeywell timer switch. The wiring in the box seems a bit wacky to me (...
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How should I install a digital timer?

I am attempting to replace a single pole light switch for the outside garage light with a digital timer as there no street lights. It is located in a two gang box which has another switch that ...
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Installing switch with timer

I am trying to install a light switch with a built in timer to replace my original light switch. There are 2 switches side by side in the box but I only want to replace one. The setup currently has ...
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Water tank and timer (UK)

We recently moved into a small flat in the UK. For hot water we have an electric water tank with a main switch and electric timer: I made the following experiments: Main switch on / Timer on – ...
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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 ...
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Motion Sensor Timer

I am looking to replace the light switch for an outside light. What I would like to do is put a motion sensor on the switch due to the fact the light is too high for me to get to and replace it. Is ...
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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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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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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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Wiring Leviton Timer to Bath Fan and Switch to Light

I am a DIYer with a basic knowledge of electrical wiring. I am having trouble wiring a bath fan to a timer and light to a switch. I can get get power to one or the other, not both. Here is the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Add motion sensor and timer so either can turn on front lights

I currently have 4 fixtures, 2 recessed above the garage and 2 enclosed lamps near the front door. They're controlled by a switch that has a builtin timer. I'd like these lights to come on around ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I replace one switch in a 2-gang box with a timer?

I have a box with 2 switches wired in it. One switch controls the front porch light; the other at least one half hot outlet. I want to replace the switch that controls the front porch light with a ...
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Bypass the Timer FM-DS3(e) on Hyundai heater

I have the oil heater Hyundai with mechanical Timer FM-DS3(e). I want to baypass the timer. Let the energy go on the heater. Looks like energy (red)cabel comes to 4 and one part of (white) cabel comes ...
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Should I unplug the timer on the water heater when shutting off water to the house?

If I shut the water off to the house, do I need to unplug the timer on the water heater?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Modifying a water irrigation timer to count in seconds instead of minutes

I have a washing machine that requires manual filling from the sink through an inlet hose. If you forget about filling it, the machine will overflow. I would like to add a timer valve like the ones ...
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Please help on this cable conections

I have a 2 water pump and a controller with a timer that need to be connected. The controller had two outlets for the pumps, and in the back has 3 terminals: HOT Neutral HOT. But my 240 volt supply ...