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Electric Intermatic T171 THE MOTOR IS NOT RUNNING

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Insure the motor wires are hooked to the line in and nuetral posts of the timer. If they are and the timer can be triggered manually then the motor is burned out. If the timer cannot be triggered manually check the breakers at your electrcal panel to see if the one of them may be tripped that supplies the power to the timer.

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I just moved in to a new house and the water heater is hooked to an intermatic T 171 timer. I have set the trippers in different positions and the time of day is correct, but I still cant get hot water...


Open following link for Intermatic troubleshoot checklist.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-Intermatic-timer.html

Once timer checks out, you need to check circuit going to water heater.
Water heater might be the problem.
Remove trippers from timer dial and set override lever to ON.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Test-electricity-to-water-heater.html

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May 01, 2011 | Intermatic T171 - 24 Hr. Dial Time Switch...

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Clock dial doesn't move


You posted under Intermatic outdoor sprinkler timer.

Intermatic clock motors can be replaced.
Clock motor has identifying numbers printed on motor.
Tip mechanism out of box using thumb spring located inside box at top.

Google search for that motor number, for example WG1573 is 240V clock motor for T104 timers.

Aplus sells Intermatic clock motors:
http://www.aplussupply.com/intermatic/timermotors.htm
Electric supply sells clock motors
http://www.electricsupplyonline.com/prod/intermatic-motors.php
Intermatic online store is expensive option:
http://www.intermaticstore.com/

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Feb 10, 2011 | Intermatic T8845PV - Sprinkler-Irrigation...

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I HAVE AN iNTERMATIC t100m TIMER it appears to have two "off" tripper levers but no "on" tripper lever attached to the clock face dial by a set screw . Do I need an "on "...


Yes, the T101M 120Volt pool timer requires both ON and OFF trippers:

Grainger sells T100 series on-off trippers:
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/INTERMATIC-Timer-Tripper-2E054?Pid=search
Amazon sells T100 trippers
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003YO2C5U/?tag=picc-20

Grainger sells the T100 125V clock motor
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/timer-accessories/timers/electrical/ecatalog/N-8hi

How to wire T-101 120Volt timer
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-T104-Intermatic-timer.html#T101

How Intermatic dial timer clock works.
Clock motor rotates dial.
Intermatic clock motor, located on back of mechanism, are replaceable
Trippers located on outer edge of dial push on-off lever
ON tripper pushes lever one direction
OFF tripper pushes lever opposite direction.
Lever pushes electrical contacts together and pulls contacts apart.
When lever moves, manual override also clicks back and forth with audible click.
To replace timer, replacement snaps into box without needing to changing box.
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Dec 10, 2010 | Intermatic T101 - 24 Hr. Dial Time Switch...

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THe clock has quit working can you purchase just the inside and not the box to save some money and then I don't have to pull it off the wall if you think that's the problem


You posted under T-104 Intermatic 240Volt timer.
Add a comment if you have different timer.

Before buying anything, click the manual override to see if Load turns on. If timer is not rotating and Load does not turn on, then check that you have electricity to timer. Clock won't work if timer has no electricity.

Here are some options:

1) Yes you can purchase the T-104 insides $88.
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/INTERMATIC-Dial-Timer-Mechanism-2E353?Pid=search

2) You can purchase whole timer and swap insides $70-$81.
If you have T-104R outdoor timer, you can swap insides using any T-104 timer
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/INTERMATIC-Enclosed-Indoor-24-Hour-Timer-2E351?Pid=search
http://www.aplussupply.com/intermatic/timer.htm
My local Lowes store has T104 on the shelf, but I don't remembet price.

3) You can buy the 240Volt clock motor and change it using a star screwdriver $16
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/INTERMATIC-Time-Clock-Motor-1PNK2?Pid=search
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/timer-accessories/timers/electrical/ecatalog/N-8hi

Nov 26, 2010 | Intermatic T104R 208-277Volt 40-amp Timer...

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Power is good going into the timer but the timer is not running. I am wondering if there is a fuse that needs to be changed or a reset switch? The timer has been replaced in the last year.


If I understand correctly, you have T-104 240V timer.
Timer was running fine before, and recently stopped working.
If this is not your timer, add a comment.

1) Click manual override back and forth to see if Load turns on-off.
If Load does not turn on-off, then check power at Load.
Timer has 5 terminals A 1 2 3 4
Check terminals 2 and 4 for 240Volts when Load is ON

2) Check terminals 1 and 3 for 240Volts to make sure timer has full 240V and breaker is not tripped OFF on one leg. If timer has 120V, it appears to have voltage, but clock will not rotate and Load will not turn on-off. Check breaker for 240V across both screws.

3) Is dial rotating?
If dial is not rotating or is stuck in place, replace 208-277V clock motor.
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/timer-accessories/timers/electrical/ecatalog/N-8hi
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/INTERMATIC-Time-Clock-Motor-1PNK2?Pid=search

4) If dial is rotating, but trippers don't flip on-off lever, then trippers may be worn down. Buy new trippers.
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/INTERMATIC-Timer-Tripper-2E054?Pid=search

5) How to wire T104 timer
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-T104-Intermatic-timer.html

How timer works
:
Clock motor rotates dial.
ON-OFF trippers on dial contact lever.
ON tripper pushes lever one direction.
OFF tripper pushes lever other direction.
Lever moves electrical contacts together, or pulls contacts apart.
When lever moves on-off, manual override lever also snaps back and forth with audible clicking sound.

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Nov 24, 2010 | Intermatic T104 24h 208-277v Mechanical...

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The yellow time dial has stopped turning and the auto switch cannot activate the sprinklers


If I understand correctly, the manual override does not work, and the clock dial does not turn.

It seems odd that both things would happen together. Usually the clock motor stops but the manual override still works.

Check that your timer has electricity. Check your breaker. It sounds like the electricity is off.

Does your manual override snap clean and crisp, or it it sluggish? If the manual override is sluggish, the timer mechanism may be rusted.

Snap the timer out from the box and look at the condition of the gears, and the override lever. If the timer is rusty and the manual override does not snap clean and crisp, then the timer needs to be replaced. Buy a new timer and swap out the insides without changing the box.

You might need a clock motor

Snap out the mechanism and get the number off clock

Intermatic site shows pages of clock motors: They are priced high, but cheaper than new timer.
https://www.intermaticstore.com/ASPI700W.pgm?task=menucntrl&menuopt=TM

Aplus supply sells assortment of Intermatic clock motors.
http://www.aplussupply.com/intermatic/timermotors.htm

To search these pages quickly for your clock numbers, use browser Find (Click edit at top of bowser, click Find)

Intermatic has a page with manuals:
Open page, click plus next to timers and scroll down to sprinkler and irrigation timers
http://www.intermatic.com/customer%20service/instruction%20manuals.aspx
It's good to have the manual on hand in case the product is discontinued

Nov 09, 2010 | Intermatic R8806P101C -...

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I want to connect a single phase 24 amp kiln under my waterproved pergola. What electrical work needs to be done and how much would it cost approxmatly?


That kiln requires a 30 amp circuit, minimum. 24 amps x 125%= 30 amps per National Electric Code (NEC).

Without more info, I'll need to make a few assumptions. For the sake of estimating the cost I'll present the following scenario:

1...The distance from your electric panel to the pergola is approximately 100 feet.

2...The circuit will be underground. I'll assume that you will be able to hire someone to dig an 18 inch deep trench from the electric panel to the pergoda for $10 hr. While this should only take 3 or 4 hrs, depending on soil conditions, it could take all day. So I'll assume $80 for this.

3...This will be a 240 volt, 30 amp circuit (see why below).

4...Since you posted under the Intermatic T171, and since that is a 120 volt timer, that the kiln is 120 volts.

5...Unless the pergoda is fully enclosed, NEC still requires a weatherproof installation.

For starters, I don't recommend a 120 volt kiln. Most people I've known who had a kiln always seemed to want a bigger one ;-) Again, I'll do the estimate for a 240 volt, 30 amp kiln, as the price difference compared to a 120 volt circuit is about the same.

Also, I strongly recommend using 3/4 inch PVC conduit as opposed to 1/2 inch PVC or UF (direct burial) cable. 3/4 inch conduit doesn't cost much more than 1/2 conduit and will allow you to install wire up to #6. UF cable, in my opinion, is out of the question because if you ever decide that you want a larger kiln the direct buried UF cable is _not_ easily replaceable. A conduit and wire installation is about the same price as UF anyway.

Here's the breakdown (US dollars):

$ 10 - 30 amp, 2-pole circuit breaker
120 - 300 feet of #10 THWN COPPER wire (40 cents a foot)
20 - 1 bundle (100 feet) 3/4 inch PVC conduit
10 - 3/4 inch PVC elbows, fittings, straps
20 - Weatherproof box and weatherproof cover
+15 - 30 amp receptacle
______
$195
+100 - 2 hrs labor @ $50 hr. (possibly 3 hrs.)
______
$295
+80 - labor for trench
______
$375
+140 - Intermatic T172R (weatherproof) 240 volt timer
______
$515

Other considerations are that, if indeed, the circuit is 100 feet, you should consider using a #8 THWN COPPER wire to account for voltage drop (add $60, @ 60 cents a foot) Using a #10 wire at that distance may not allow the kiln to get to the desired temperature.

If you are anticipating things like lights, 120 volt receptacles, fans and such, the best way to do all that is to install a subpanel at the pergoda.

That should get you in the ball park as far as price. Of course, you can make adjustments accordingly. Remember that prices can vary greatly depending upon geographic location. Also, if you call a contractor for an estimate, _after_ they give you the price, _then_ ask how much they will knock off if you dig the trench.

A contractor price of $600 would not be unreasonable.

Hope this helps.






Jun 02, 2010 | Electric Intermatic T171 24 HOURS 40 AMPS...

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How to adjust to daylight savings time?


The 2 silver stops with thumb screw are the stop & start indicators. Loosen thumb screws adjust start & stop times. Tighten.

Nov 03, 2009 | Electric Intermatic T171 24 HOURS 40 AMPS...

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