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How do I set the clock? The included instructions for setting the clock do not work. I can set all the programmed on & off times, days of week, etc., everything except the friggin' clock. The cl

The timer is installed correctly & otherwise working fine, all 4 wires (hot, load, neutral & ground) are present and connected to their respective terminals. Programming was also fairly simple. My only problem is that I am unable to set the current time. (Year, Month, Date, Day, hour & minute). The instructions for setting the clock are clear, but those instructions do not work for setting the clock. The "time" button appears to be no-op. Also the link that someone here is referring folks to is **not** the correct link for the current model of this timer even though the model # is identical. The instructions you are linking folks to apply to an older model (which has the exact same model number) but completely different instructions and the buttons aren't even the same.

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Give us the model number so we can see what you're talking about. Tell us what link you have tried, and how the instructions seem to be different.

Display showing no-op is sometimes associated with defective timer, bad battery. Resetting timer will clear memories and restore functionality in some cases.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-timers.html#digital
Attach photo of timer, or description of timer.
Add if this is new timer or if timer worked before, and what load the timer controls
Do you have correct instructions for timer ?... scan the manual into .pdf format. and then post the .pdf manual on your website .... then post link here to assist other folks with same problem.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-timers.html#digital

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Testimonial: "Thanks Gene - I thought I had included the model. It was the UtiliTech #0141224, for which the link provided is not the correct model, as the instructions for this newest version has substantially changed. At any rate, I exchanged it for another identical unit and the replacement works fine, so the original was defective. Thx."

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SOURCE: vigoro water timer 196 036 water timer programming

every x days vs every x hrs. (once a day or every 12 hours)

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

SOURCE: I have a Et 70115C

A) 5 terminal ET70115C.
Voltage selector set to 240.

B) BUT you say you have 120Volts from breaker >>> confusing, so I'm proceeding on basis that you meant to say 240V from breaker.
Add a comment at any time.

C) Review timer:
5-terminal ET70115 timer has NO and NC terminals
NC is normally closed >> this terminal has power when timer is OFF
NO is normally open >> this terminals has power when timer turns ON
For water heater, you want NO terminal 4 so water heater turns ON when timer turns ON

D) Wire for 240Volt water heater

Two hot wires from breaker connect to terminals 1 and 2. This powers timer clock.
Jumper wire connects between terminal 2 to terminal 3. This sends power to the switch circuit.
Wires to water heater connect to terminals 1 and 4

E) 5-terminal timer turns off 1 hot wire to 240V water heater.
Turning off 1 hot wire will stop 240V circuit from working; Water heater thermostats also turn off one hot wire.
240V water heater has black and red wire.
Wire from terminal 4 should connect to Black wire on water heater.

Diagram shows two wires on terminal 1
Two wires on terminal 2
One jumper wire on terminal 3
One wire on terminal 4
Zero wires on terminal 5


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Posted on Dec 03, 2010

SOURCE: Instructions to set Woods indoor timer 59377

Open following link to identify timer and download manual
http://waterheatertimer.org/Woods-timers-and-manuals.html#59377

To set current time, press and hold clock button while pushing hour and minute buttons.
Then release clock button

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Posted on Feb 12, 2011

SOURCE: Help!! I have a TRAC

I research and test timers and would enjoy discovering what timer you have.

1) Open following links to identify same-similar timer and download manual:
Add a comment and say which (if any) match your product, and which are similar.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Woods-timers-and-manuals.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timers-and-manuals.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tork-consumer-timers-and-manuals.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/UPM-timers-and-manuals.html

2) Add a comment and include photo of your timer.
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3) Add a comment and describe each button in sequence, and how buttons are arranged, and if this is plug-in or in-wall timer, direct-wire, or box-type timer, indoor-or-outdoor. Include approx size of timer and if it has 2 or 3 prong outlet, if timer has outlet.

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Posted on Mar 23, 2011

SOURCE: just installed a in-wall digital

Woods 59018 single-pole 7-day 7-program timer, color white:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Woods-timers-and-manuals.html#59028

I test timers and 3-5% arrive defective, and they never work. Some stop working within 1 year, and some last quite a while.
Timers are affected by line interference and polarity issues. So wiring in home has to be correct before timer will operate as expected.
Timer has to be installed correctly with each wire correctly connected.
Press manual override button and see if lights turn on-off. This will indicate if your timer is wired correctly. If lights do not turn on-off with manual override, the open link above for wiring instructions.
To begin programming, reset timer by pushing in the round reset button with toothpick or paper clip.
12:00 am Mon should display.
If the above items are all correct, then defective timer is suspect.
If you try multiple timers, and each timer has same problem, then line interference or bad wiring is suspect, or you are buying from somebody who has a bad batch of timers.
Try wiring same timer at neighbor's house and see if it works there.

Posted on Jul 04, 2011

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How to wire a intermatic pe153 neutral and ground wire. I only see a lug for the hot wire. Where does a neutral and a ground connected to the pe153 timer?


Neutral is common to the neutral motor terminal. The hot wire (line) goes to the other motor (timer) terminal. Your pump is connected to the "Load" terminal.

If your motor is running on 220 ... you will need a 220 timer switch and there will be two 'load' and two 'line' terminals. In the case of 220 ...there is no neutral. Ground goes to the case ... if it is metal. Otherwise, just continue the ground to the motor ... You will also of course, have to bind the motor using the bond terminal to connect to the pool bonding system.

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Im installing an Intermatic ET104C timer and have in the past installed a few WH40 Intermatic timers with no problem but ive always had 4wire supply or 10/3. This time its a 3wire supply or 10/2 w/ground...


Line voltage is not known.
240Volts has 2 hot wires and no neutral wire.
If both 10-2 wires test hot to ground, then you are working with 240V and no neutral is present.
http://waterheatertimer.org/240-v-water-heater-circuit.html#120-240

ET104C timer is shipped default setting for 240Volts.
ET104C can be wired many different ways.
Terminals 1 and 2 are for running the timer operation. So power lines connect to terminals 1 and 2.
Terminals 3 4 5 6 are dry. They have no power when wires are connected to terminals 1 and 2.
Typical 240v ET104C wiring shows next image.
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Hi, I am trying to install a Leviton time switch. in the wall box I have a single black, a single white and a copper wire. Here's how I plan to wire it up: wall switch black (hot) ...


The white wire is used to power electronics inside timer:

Single pole switch has two insulated wires.
Remove both insulated wires from switch.

Timer black connects to one of the insulated switch wires, or to Hot wire from breaker
Timer red connects to the other insulated switch wire, or to Load wire going to fan, light, motor.
Timer white connects to Neutral wire from breaker box. Neutrals are white wires that are twisted together and pushed to back of box.
If box does not have Neutral wires, then connect timer white wire to bare ground wire.
Timer green connects to bare ground.

Turn power on, and check if timer is working. If timer is not working, then reverse timer black and timer red wires.
This wiring information has been tested and is accurate.
If timer does not function correctly with correct wiring, then move timer to another location to see if timer is defective, if timer does not work on specific Load, then noise or interference on line can be suspect. Also check ratings for timer and compare with Load ratings.

If you have countdown timer connected to whole house motor/fan, then horsepower rating is important consideration. If timer is rated 1/6 HP and whole house fan is 1/2 HP, then timer will not work.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Countdown-timer-horsepower-ratings.html

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New intermatic T101 timer problem - timer is not


Manual override lever is good overall test of T101 120Volt timer.
T101 timer has 3 terminals: A 1 2

See wiring diagram on following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-T104-Intermatic-timer.html#T101

Electricians test, they don't guess.
So test your wire:
Separate all wires for testing.
Use ordinary 2 prong tester.
Tape wood sticks to tester leads to keep hands away from power.
Stand on dry boards. Do not hold or touch anything metal.
Turn power ON.
Test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Hot wire. 120V circuit has only 1 Hot wire. If you have 2 Hot wires, you might have 240Volt circuit and need T104 timer. If circuit has 1 Hot wire, then that Hot wire must connect to terminal 1.
If you have NO Hot wire, then check circuit breaker.
Hot wire is identified.
Now test Hot wire to all other wires, except bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Neutral wire. Neutral wire must connect to terminal A.
If you have NO Neutral wire, then additional wiring is needed, or circuit needs further testing to see what type of wiring you are working with.
Bare ground wires connect to green ground screw.

Notice there are small white wires also connected to terminals A and 1. These small white wires power the 120V clock motor. With Hot on terminal 1 and Neutral on terminal A, the clock motor will run, and yellow dial will rotate.

If timer dial does not rotate after connecting Hot ans Neutral, then test voltage across Hot and Neutral to make sure it reads 120V.

Your circuit should have 2 wires remaining.
These wires go to 120Volt load (fan, light, motor)
Connect these two wires to terminals A and 2.
Try manual override.
If Load turns ON-OFF, then timer is wired correctly.
If Load does NOT turn ON-OFF, then reverse Load wires on terminals A and 2.

Add a comment any time.

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Installing replacement for neighbour and cannot get lights to work. Single switch running 6 flood lights(each 60w) with 2 burned out. Have power to switch as can get standard switch to work. This is...


If I understand correctly you have standard on-off situation for exterior lights. Load is 360 Watt, well within capacity of all in-wall timers.
You have identified the hot wire.
You have confirmed that load works, and that electricity is ON.
Regular on-off switch works fine.

Now the information is a bit fuzzy.
You are installing a timer to control this load?
You do not identify timer.

So I will jump into the shark waters and ASSUME ...
That your timer has 4 wires?

A) Timer is battery operated Intermatic ST01C or EJ500 with red, blue, black, green.
Red is capped off.
Green goes to ground.
Black goes to hot from breaker.
Blue goes to Load.
Click on-off button, if timer does not operate, reverse blue and black.
If lights click on-off, then you put red wire where blue wire should be

B) Timer does not have battery and is Tork, GE, Intermatic, Woods, Utilitec, Westek and has red, black, white and green wires.
Here's what to do:
Green goes to ground
Two switch wires connect to red and black in any order right now.
In back of electric box are white wires twisted together and covered with wire nut. These are neutral wires. Timer white wire connects to the neutrals. This will power the internal clock motor.
If box does not have neutrals, the timer white wire connects to bare ground along with green wire.
Click manual override button, if lights do not turn on, then reverse red and black wires.

Why does you neighbor's timer not last very long?
I don't know.
If timer has battery and timer exposed to cold temperatures, then battery lasts about a month.
If timer has no battery, you have to send me the model number and let me look into it.
Use a circuit analyzer on receptacle on same breaker and see if anything shows that might interfere with electronics.

Add a comment any time.

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How do you wire a intermatic t103


I'm looking at the T-103 sitting here in my office.
Terminals are labeled: A 1 2 3 4
I have about 10 different Intermatic timers on the shelves & each is a bit different

The T103 has a 120Volt (or 110V) clock motor
You need a white Neutral wire to operate the T103 clock

120V: Let's say your Load (light, fan, pump) is 120V
The white Neutral from breaker box connects to Terminal A
The 120V black Hot wire from breaker box connects to Terminal 1
The black wire going to Load (fan, light, motor) connects to terminal 2
The white wire going to Load connects to terminal A along with the Neutral
Ground wires connects to green ground screw
If your wires from breaker and wires to load are wired in reverse, the timer will turn ON the Load but the timer will not shut the circuit OFF.
To test which wire is Hot and Neutral, look at explanation at bottom of page.

240V: Let's say your Load is 240 Volts (or 220 Volts)
The clock motor is still 120V so you still need a white Neutral wire connected on Terminal A
Now you have 2 Hot wires coming from breaker box
Hot wire 1 from breaker box connects to Terminal 1
Hot wire 2 from breaker box connects to Terminal 3
Wire 1 going to Load connects to Terminal 2
Wire 2 going to Load connects to Terminal 4
Ground wires connects to green ground screw

What if you don't have a Neutral wire and you are wiring a 240V circuit?
240V circuits normally have 2 hots and a ground, but no neutral
Buy the T-104 timer
The T-104 has a 240V clock motor
Wiring for the T-104 is exactly the same as 240V wiring shown above for T103 EXCEPT there is no Neutral on Terminal A, and Terminal A is bare
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-T104-Intermatic-timer.html

How to test which wire is Hot
Test requires wires with live electricity >>> this is not advisable without precaution
Stand on dry boards, do not touch anything metal, wear dry clothes, do not hold screwdriver in mouth, wear gloves, tape tester leads to wood sticks so hands are away from power
Remove wires from terminals
Separate wires so they can be tested
Turn on power
Test each wire to bare ground wire
Tester lights up on Hot wire(s)
If circuit is 120V, then there is only one Hot wire
If circuit is 240V, then 2 wires will test hot to ground >> these wires will be Hots 1 & 2
Test assumes circuit breaker is functioning normally.

How do you test for neutral?
If you have 120V line with only 1 hot wire, then one of the white wires will be Neutral?
Test Hot wire to each white wire
Tester lights up on neutral

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Im installing a TORK 1103.. Im hooking this timer up to 4 outlets.. I have a black, a white, a red and a copper wire.. my problem is I have to turn the timer on and off manually.. The clock is not...


Tork 1103 is mechanical timer with 125V 3 watt clock motor
Dial on front face rotates when clock has voltage
Dark and light colored pins connected to dial, and turn timer on and off
There is removable brass bar that connects poles L and 1

You have 4 wires:
Red >>> I'm not sure about this wire, is this Hot wire coming from tandem breaker?
Black >>> this is Hot wire coming from tandem breaker
White >>> this is Neutral wire
Bare ground

Test wires:
Please test Black and Red to bare ground to see if these are both Hot
Test Hots to white to confirm this is Neutral
Solution ASSUMES black and red are both Hot, and white is Neutral

You have 2 problems:
Prob 1) Clock does not rotate dial: so clock is bad -or- clock not wired correctly
Prob 2) You are able to control 4 plugs using manual override, which means load wires are correct
However, you want to wire timer 'without red wire' (which is confusing, since red wires are connected to outlets)

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Solution Prob 1:
1) The diagram show the N or Neutral wire is connected to Unmarked pole on timer
2) Black Hot has to be connected to pole L
3) Unmarked pole and pole L must be wired with 120V as shown before dial will rotate
4) If wiring is correct and dial does not rotate, then clock motor is bad
5) If dial rotates, check outer rim of dial to see if you have dark and light pins for on-off functions
6) Notice that all the Neutrals connect on Unmarked pole

Solution Prob2:
Are you saying that the household wiring extends beyond the 4 plugs, so when you turn off the 4 plugs, it also turns off more plugs and switches farther down the line? If so, you need to wire plugs with separate hot wire.
Let me review features on timer which might help:
1) There is removable brass bar between poles L and 1
2) If brass bar is removed, then you need Hot wires on both L and 1... but you can jumper between L and 1 with short black wire
3) If brass bar is there, then one Hot connected to either L or 1 will power both clock and load.
4) Timer is DPST double pole single throw ... so you can control 2 different loads ... one load connects to Unmarked pole and pole X ... another load connects to Unmarked pole and pole 2

If brass bar is removed:
Jumper between poles L and 1 ... so only one Hot wire is used on your timer.

Below shows jumper on poles L & 1: hot to load is on pole 2

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I am replacing an old intermatic model EJ341 spring wound timer with a GE15086 digital in wall timer. The old intermatic timer has two black wires from each side (I dont know which one is hot). Each of the...


GE 15086 is a 7-day programmable timer. It has more wires than spring-wound timer because clock motor runs on 120V circuit, just like ordinary electric clock. The clock on spring wound timer operated by a spring.
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If I understand correctly, the old timer has 2 wires. One of these wires is the Hot wire ... and that wire will connect to GE timer black wire.
The other wire from old timer goes to Load ... and that wire will go to GE timer red wire.

Instructions on a lot of these timers say, it timer doesn't work, then reverse the two wires described above ... this is because timer only works when Timer black connects to Hot.

You can also turn on power and test each wire that came off old switch to bare ground wire. When tester lights up, that is Hot wire.

GE timer Green wire connects to bare ground wire.

Moving on to GE timer white wire. This wire is necessary for the clock to run. This wire connects to Neutral wire which is usually white. You can test for Neutral by testing Hot wire to each white wire in box ... when tester comes on, that is Neutral.

If you do not have a white Neutral wire, then connect GE timer white wire to bare ground wire. This is not code, but it will work fine until you hire electrician to run Neutral into box.

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Installing a 7 day digital wall timer


Swylite LST100 timer has 4 wires. Red, Blue, Black, White
Timer has more wires than wall switch because timer has electric clock inside. And with + series Swylite timer, it also has led bulb that needs power.

Timer can replace ordinary on-off switch
-On-off switch has 2 screws, so 2 wires (plus ground wire) connect to on-off switch
-Three of the four timer wires are used when replacing on-off switch
-Red wire is not used, it is capped off

Timer can replace 3-way switch
-Three way switch has 3 screws, so 3 wires (plus ground wire) connect to 3-way switch
-One of the screws on 3-way switch is colored dark (it is crucial to identify the wire that comes off dark screw so timer can be wired correctly)

Lets replace on-off switch see diagram
Timer black goes to Hot wire
Timer blue goes to Load (light, fan, motor)
Timer white goes to Neutral
Timer red is capped off.

How to check which wire is Hot, Neutral and Load
Switch you are replacing has 2 wires > one is Hot, the other goes to Load
Remove these two wires. Separate wires so you can test. Turn on power. Tape tester leads to wood sticks so hands are away from power. Test each wire to bare copper wire.
When tester lights up >> that is Hot wire >> please connect this wire to Timer black wire
The other wire goes to Load >> please connect this wire to Timer blue wire.
Now test for Neutral. Test Hot wire to other wires inside box. Neutral should be white. When tester lights up, that is Neutral. Please connect Timer white wire to neutral. IF YOU DO NOT have a neutral, you can connect Timer white to bare ground wire until you have time to drop a Neutral into the box.

Replace a 3-way switch see diagram
Three-way switch has 3 wires.
Identify which wire connects to Dark screw on switch >> and then please connect this wire to Timer Black wire.
Timer white wire connects to Neutral
Timer blue and red wires connect to other two wires that came off switch ... they connect to either one.

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Installing a GE digital wall timer. Instructions say" connect Hot/live wire of main to black of timer. Connect Hot/live wire of load to red of timer. connect white of (neutral) to white of timer. green...


Review:
Black goes to Hot wire from breaker box
Red wire goes to Load (light, fan, motor)
White wire goes to Neutral
Green to bare copper ground wire

Orientation:
Your original switch had 2 wires plus bare ground.
One of these wires is Hot, the other goes to Load.
You said original wires are Red and Black

How do you find Hot wire?
-Your original switch had 2 wires.
-Remove timer from box.
-Pull original 2 wires out where you can test them
-Turn on power
-Use regular tester
-Tape tester leads to wood sticks so your hands stay away from voltage
-Power is on
-Test each original wire to bare ground wire
-When tester lights up, that is Hot wire ... this wire connects to Black wire on timer
- The other wire goes to Load so it connects to Red wire on timer

How to test for Neutral wire
Test Hot wire to your white wires - No need to untwist them.
When tester lights up, that is Neutral
White wire from timer connects to Neutral.
Green goes to ground wire.

How to reset timer
I'm not sure which timer you have. Probably GE 15086. Reset is small round button below HOUR button. Use paper clip and push-in reset until timer flashes 12 o'clock.

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