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Timer shorted on output side melting cord and the timer itself. Is there a recall for this and or who do I get complaint to. there was a heavy odor in my home due to the plastic casing melting.

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Pump humming means start capacitor is bad on motor, and motor is overheating and will soon burn out unless serviced immediately. First symptom is humming, and next is tripped breaker. Overheating will melt this pump.
Timer issue probably separate, such as clock motor burned out, or overheating melted terminals inside timer.
T40404R5 is fully repairable: Plastic insulator cover is 124T1952 or 124T2411A. Yes I would cover terminals so there is no possibility of high voltage arc to metal box.
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NOMA 1000 watt Photoelectric Timer manual

1) Copy following link to identify timer and download possible manual:

2) If timer has gone defective, then N1502 has 1 year limited warranty.
Timer is rated for 8 amps.
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2-prong output.

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Warm to the touch digital timer switch

Warm timer is red flag.
Which timer?
Different timers have different load ratings.
Load rating is usually printed on side of device shown in watts: eg '1000 watts tungsten' means incandescent.
Add up total watts, and compare with load rating on side of timer.
Timers usually have 1 year warranty.
Check for loose connections.
Replace timer.

More details for homeowner:
Timers, switches, outlets should never be warm to the touch.
Circuit breakers should not be warm.
Extension cords should not be warm... exception: small appliance cord but only if small appliance is used short periods such as cooking wok, toaster oven, power saw, vacuum cleaner.
Dimmers are frequently warm to the touch, if the dimmer controls several lights. Check load rating to make sure rating is not exceeded.
TVs, computer, small household transformer etc are usually warm.
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I purchased a 1875 watts Timex Heavy Duty timer Model # 12-881 to connect to my 1200 watt water distiller. The timer is burned and has melted where the distiller was plugged in. We were furtunate...

Timex 12-881 timer has 3-prong outlet and is rated 15amp 1875 watts.

The timer melted because too much amperage was drawn across the connection and timer got hot.
Different things can cause this.
Phony rating, and/or mis-manufactured timer.
Defective timer.
If distiller has a motor, then it will draw more amps at start-up.
Timer is rated for incandescent light bulbs only.
Many timers say 1875 watts resistive, but instruction sheet will show 1000Watts incandescent and 1/4 HP horsepower.
Timer is plugged into extension cord.
Cheaply built product, not meant for constant use.
Timer outlet and distiller plug did not meet firmly, so connection heated up.
Turn off distiller before plugging into outlet so no spark is at the connection point.

I recommend appliance timer for operating appliances.
For example Intermatic HB 113 timer.
Also heavy duty portable timer like Intermatic P1121

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Two year old salt system. Went to manually turn on pump/sweep and found it not working. Upon inspection, found the bottom plastic portion of the timer mechanism has melted and there is a smell of...

T104 is 240Volt heavy-duty timer rated for 40amps.
Open following link to identify timer and correct wiring:

1) Since fire occurred at screw terminals, then wiring is best suspect, and not timer.
The timer clock motor consumes 3 watts of power and does not get hot, and is not located near the screw terminals where melting occurred.
The switch connections are mechanical and are also not located near the screw terminals.

2) Turn off power, remove plastic cover, take photo of wiring.
Post photo of wiring on Flickr, and then add a comment with link to photo.
Also include amp rating of circuit breaker, and amp rating of salt system.

3) To confirm cause of timer failure, timer can be sent to Intermatic:
Intermatic would also want to see a photo of wiring.

4) If wiring area is overheated, possible causes can include too much amp draw or loose wiring.
For example, if stranded wire and copper wire are under same terminal plate. Or two different gauge wires are under same terminal plate.
When electricity travels along copper wire, the wire is heated. If terminal is not screwed down tight, or wiring under the screw plate becomes loose from heating-and-cooling of wires, or different types of wire under same plate, then the loose wire begins to arc and cause melting and burning.
Other causes can be undersized wire, nearby lightning strike.
Several factors including loose wire can combine together and cause problem.

5) Fire safety:
The timer is enclosed inside a box to prevent overheating occurrences from causing a fire.
The closed box starved the fire of oxygen, but the heat melted plastic parts.
This is why timer box covers should always be kept closed, and why circuit breaker boxes are covered with heavy steel cover and door, and why each switch and outlet has a cover, and why all covers should be kept screwed down tight. No electrical connection should be open to air.

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I don't have repair for defective timer.
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1) The only complaint about this 6-button timer sold by Woods, GE and Westek is the MODE doesn't work.
The key to this timer is to finish programming, and then press Clock to return to current time, and at this point the timer is in correct mode.
Then do NOT press mode button ever for any reason, except to reset timer.

2) Try resetting timer by pressing Clock Mode and Prog buttons at same time, and then re-program timer.

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As a licensed electrician, I must tell you to immediately unplug the power pack (transformer) from the 120 volt outlet and _DO_ NOT use it again until this problem has been solved. This is a definite FIRE HAZARD.
Based on what you stated, I strongly recommend replacing the existing 200 watt power pack with an Intermatic ML300RTW Malibu 300-Watt Power Pack or similar 300 WATT transformer.
ADDITIONALLY, I strongly recommend replacing the _entire_ existing main cable run with Intermatic ML12210 Malibu 100-Foot 12/2-Guage Low Voltage Cable. Make sure to get 12 gauge wire.
There are a few things going on here. First, the transformer is being overloaded. I suspect that you are running pretty close to 200 watts or more. Because the tranformer is overloaded it overheats and the solder in the built-in internal thermal overload melts and disconnects the circuit. When the transformer cools some, the solder in the overload solidifies enough to re-establish the circuit. If this cycle is allowed to continue, either the transformer burns out due to heat or starts a fire.
While these transformers are supposed to operate at full capacity, they will wear out quicker when operated in such a manner. For best results, don't operate the transformer at over 80%. For a 200 watt transformer that would be 160 watts ( 200 watts x .80 = 160 watts).
Secondly, I also suspect that the cable has been damaged, possibly when the siding was installed, and there is a short in the cable, which in turn is overloading the transformer. It's also possible that the end of the cable is shorting out.
In this case the only safe solution is to replace the cable. Even if you decide to keep the existing transformer and reduce the total wattage by using smaller watt bulbs or removing some lights, I still highly recommend replacing the cable.
Sorry to be so harsh about this, but this is a _serious_ matter. You've already had a fire in the mulch and melted the vinyl siding. If you don't feel comfortable dealing with this matter, please call a _qualified_ electrician.

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