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Bathroom fan fan hums when connected to the timer.

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Hi there might be a couple of issues. The first one how old is your fan, if it is an older model motor maybe running down? Try setting your switch on the fan at high. Also the polarity of wiring at the switch or the fan might be swaped. This means the white and balck wires may not be in the right polarity.

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I need more information to avoid guessing which timer is best for your situation.

I'm not sure what a 3-wire system is?
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1) How many switches control same fan
2) What color wires inside box.

Is this
3) low-horsepower bathroom fan?
4) other fan, for example: higher horsepower attic fan, 3/4 horsepower industrial kitchen fan, or 1-horsepower whole house fan?
5) Is this your home or is fan for continual commercial use?

6) Is this a countdown timer that turns fan OFF automatically after 60 minutes?
7) Or what kind of timer are you looking for.

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http://waterheatertimer.org/Countdown-timer-horsepower-ratings.html

Spring-wound timers do not require extra Neutral wire, and can control 1 HP whole-house fan.
The push-button timers each require Neutral wire to run electronics inside timer, and they range from 1/6 HP to 3/4 HP which will work for any bathroom fan.

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1) Following page shows selection of timer types and brands:
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2) Easiest to wire is mechanical spring type countdown timer, FD series.
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http://www.electricsupplyonline.com/prod/intermatic-springwound_timers/fd15mc_w005485.php

3) Another reliable timer is GE 15088 sold at Home Depot.
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6) Spring wound timers connect easily to same wires that come off old fan switch.
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7) Electronic timers are wired differently:
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