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How to troubleshoot timers


Timer segments
Rotate timer dial

Troubleshoot Analog timer

How to set analog  timers

Plug-in timer doesn't work

a) Check receptacle for power
b) Check lamp is turned ON
c) Check bulb is good.
d) Check tabs or pins are set, and manually rotate dial
f) Check override switch pushed fully in position
g) Move override lever to different positions and manually rotate dial
h) Try timer in different plug and with different lamp
j) Test circuit with inexpensive circuit analyzer from hardware

k) Don't exceed maximum wattage rating
l) some timers are not rated for motors, or CFL bulbs... check rating
m) Check Hz or cycles rating of timer. US and Americas use 60 Hz, while Europe and Asia uses 50 Hz

n) Outdoor with photo cell > test with black tape over photo eye
o) Turn photo eye away from light source
p) Check if timer has battery (most analog timers do not have battery)
Intermatic HB61RC

Troubleshoot Photocell timer

Troubleshoot photo eye timer .pdf
How to install and troubleshoot photo eye
a) Test with black tape over photo eye
b) Turn photo eye away from light source, outdoor lights, street lights, passing cars, reflected light off siding
c) Always plug into grounded GFCI-protected outlet. Do not use 2 GFCI on same outlet.
d) Check outlet for power. Turn breaker fully off and then back on.
e) Check outlet polarity with with circuit analyzer
f) Check thast lights work... plug lights directly into outlet with power
g) Do not let snow accumulate over top of timer
h) Do not exceed watt rating shown in product manual
i) Check if timer is rated for type of bulb being used
j) Power surge, power outage, nearby lightning strike can knock out timer permanently
Timers and manuals:
Intermatic
Woods
GE
Tork
Related topic:
Install and troubleshoot photo eye
Reverse photoeye so it turns ON during day
Intermatic DT620
More Intermatic timers

Woods 50015 timer
More Woods timers

Troubleshoot Programmable timer

a) Reset or clear timer before starting, and after power outage
b) Power surge, power outage, nearby lightning strike can knock out timer permanently
c) Check if timer has battery. Reset timer after battery change.
d) Check outlet for power. Turn breaker fully off and then back on
e) Check outlet polarity with with circuit analyzer Circuit analyzer with GFCI check
f) check for tripped GFCI. Do not use two GFCI on same circuit
g) Check that lights work without timer... plug directly into outlet with power
h) Check if timer in correct mode
i) Check programming for conflicts and for overlapping programs
j) Write out programming steps
k) Don't exceed maximum wattage rating
l) Don't let snow accumulater over timer.
m) Check Hz or cycles rating of timer. US and Americas use 60 Hz, while Europe and Asia uses 50 Hz
n) Check rating on timer: some timers do not work with CFL or motors, and are rated tungsten (incandescent) only
o) If using timer for motor, check rating label on motor and look for Hp rating on timer instruction sheet
Timers and manuals:
Intermatic
Woods
GE
Tork
Sylvania
Woods 59018 timer
All programmable timers and manuals
All countdown timers

Troubleshoot Programmable wall timer

a) Check wiring. Loose neutral wire is common problem that causes switches and timers to stop functioning.
   Resources:  How to wire wall timers   How to troubleshoot loose wire, ground fault, or short
b) Turn breaker fully off and then full on  
   Resource: How to reset circuit breaker
c) Reset or clear timer before starting, and after power outage. Reset timer if timer stops working.
d) Power surge, power outage, nearby lightning strike can knock out timer permanently
e) Check that light bulbs work
f) Check if timer in correct mode
g) Check programming for conflicts and for overlapping programs
    Resources: Programmable timers and manuals    Countdown timers and manuals
h) Write out programming steps
i) Don't exceed maximum wattage rating
j) Check rating: Some timers are not rated for motors, or CFL bulbs. This will shorten life of timer.
k) Check Hz or cycles rating of timer. US and Americas use 60 Hz, while Europe and Asia uses 50 Hz
Check wiring
How to wire single pole timers
How to wire 3-way timers

Troubleshoot Countdown wall timer

a) Check wiring   How to wire wall timers
b) Power surge, power outage, nearby lightning strike can knock out timer permanently
c) Check that light bulbs work
e) Don't exceed maximum wattage and load rating
f) Check rating: Some timers are not rated for motors, or CFL bulbs
g) Check Hz or cycles rating of timer. US and Americas use 60 Hz, while Europe and Asia uses 50 Hz
h) Turn breaker fully off and then back ON
Check wiring
How to wire single pole timers
How to wire 3-way timers
Compare countdown timers
Malibu-ML200RTW

Troubleshoot power pack

Installation tips, manuals, troubleshoot steps, instructions

Box timers, manuals, wiring

Troubleshoot box timers

Turn circuit breaker fully OFF and then back ON
Check that only copper wire and no insulation is under screw plate.
Check rating plate on timer and Load. Make sure timer is rated for the Load amps.
Check rating plate on timer for voltage. Match voltage with electric supply.
Check rating plate on Load. Match voltage of timer with voltage of Load
Use only solid copper wire. No stranded wire.
Keep box cover closed
Maximum 2 wires under screw plate
Only copper wire under screw plate. Cut back insulation so no insulation under screw plate.
Check wiring See box timer wiring

Resources:
How-to-troubleshoot-Intermatic-timer.html
How to troubleshoot sprinkler timer
Intermatic trippers and parts
How to wire box timers
Match wire size and breaker and load

NO stranded wire
Solder end of stranded wire to make solid
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Insdulation under screw plate
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Both wires MUST be same gauge
Straighten each wire
Tighten screw very tight against copper wire

Use wire nut  
Push on wire connectors
Use push-on wire connectors

3 wires/ or different gauge wires

Join wires with wire nut or push-on connector
Run jumper to screw terminal.
Buy:
Push on wire connectors at Amazon
Red 3P connector (shown) for 10-14 gauge wire
Resource:
How to select and install wire nut
10-3-wire
10-3-wire  12 Ga

10 gauge or 12 gauge?

10 gauge is larger/ for 30 amp breaker. 12 gauge is smaller/ for 20 amp breaker
10 gauge wire can have black-white or black-red
12 gauge will have black and white wires

Buy short pieces 10 and 12 gauge wire at local box store
Compare with your wire.
Match color code and amp rating for wire
With 120 and 277 Volt circuits, white wire is always Neutral, and black is Hot
With 208 and 240 circuits, both wires are Hot, and both wires carry voltage
Add black tape when white wire carries voltage (applies to 208 and 240V circuits)

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Sylvania Tork GE  Leviton Hagar Power pack
Timex
Intermatic Ei400 countdown timerCountdown    
Water heater

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 Dayton Power pack Intermatic GM series
Intermatic GM series
Wire T1906 and T1905 timers
  
Wire T-101 T103 T104 timers
Paragon timers and manuals
Tork TU universal timer
Westek box timers
Wire EH40 and WH40 timers
  
Tork timers and manuals
Tork TU universal timer
Troubleshoot intermatic
Sylvania timers

How to set analog  timers
Pool timers and manuals
Intermatic T104P201
Intermatic sprinkler timers
Wire GE 15207 timer
How to wire Intermatic GM40
Intermatic GM series
Intermatic EH10 and WH21
How to wire Tork DTU40
Tork-DTU40

Tork pool timers and manuals

FVIR flammable vapor

GE box timers
3-phase timer
3-phase timer
Westinghouse timers
Westinghouse timers
Timex timers
Brinks timers

How to wire Cooper 277
How wire switches
Troubleshoot Household electricity

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How to wire tankless electric
How to change water heater temperature using timer
How to change water heater from 240Volt to 120Volt
How to wire thermostats
How to wire water heater for off peak operation

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How to wire 3-way switches
How to wire 4-way switches
How to wire TM811 and TM8111 switches
How to wire wall timers
How to wire box timers
How to wire Dayton off-delay timer
How to wire pin timers

How to wire and troubleshoot photo eyes
How to wire switches

Troubleshoot Malibu outdoor lights
Terminals
Select and install wire nuts
Select wire size

Replace breaker
Install subpanel

Electrical formulas
Electricians forum
How to wire GFCI
How to wire GFCI combo

Basic water heater circuit
How to wire water heater for 120Volt
Install old work box

How to drop wire from attic
Romex connector

How to wire 240volt outlets
How to install 3-phase timer
How to wire 3-phase outlets
How to wire 3-phase surge protector
What is 3-phase

How to wire whole house surge protector
How to wire under-counter water heater

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Fuseholder
Contactors
How to solder wires
Whole house surge protector
3-phase surge protection
Circuit breakers

Difference between 120 volt and 240 Volt
Difference between 50Hz and 60Hz
How to install electric meter on water heater
How to wire water heater thermostat
How to wire water heater with switches and timers

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Intermatic timer enclosures
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