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Re: I have 6 outlets that do not work.
I would start by determining if these 6 outlets are on the same circuit. Also I am usually not too confident in the non contact voltage tester you are using. They tend to give false positives if they contact anything or even if you move them fast. I would invest in an inexpensive multimeter whcih will allow you to test actual voltage across the poles and ground and also check for continuity between poles/ground (WITH CIRCUIT OFF ONLY).
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From what you are stating I am going to make a few assumptions. That the new switch has been connected properly and that the lamp you are supplying works OK in a different outlet. The only thing left to do is to make sure that you have voltage on the switch. Once this has been ascertained, if no voltage, then you have a broken connection or wire on one of your other switches or outlets as the power is simply 'jumped' (in parallel) around the house from switch to switch or outlet to outlet. If the switch has power, make sure that it is indeed going through the switch when activated. If it is, then the break is between the switch and the outlet. A cheap non contact 'voltage stick', which is a tester which has audible and visual indication when it comes near voltage is a good tool to have if not adept with electrics. Please be careful. Cheers Bob
Model number is not known. I did not know that Kitchler transformers have a circuit breaker. Usually they have an override switch. Did you set the timer to override, what does your product manual say? Is the transformer humming? Kitchler transformer are supposedly non-audible, but there should be some indicating sound. The humming sound indicates the transformer is working. Does the unit have photoeye? Cover photoeye with black tape. Test outlet with circuit analyzer. Check outlet voltage: if you have 120Volt then output is 10% or 12Volts. If you have reduced voltage, then output is still 10% but might be lower than needed to operate bulbs. Plug timer into different outlet. Test output terminals with low voltage tester. Did you have power outage or nearby lightning strike? Transformers are not protected from surge. Suggest you contact kitchler. Kitchler.com website is useless 888-412-4877 7711 E Pleasant Valley Rd PO Box 318010 Cleveland, OH 44131 Kitchler products are probably warranted through the seller. Kitchler product manuals are almost non-existent. Scan your product operating manual and parts list into .pdf format and post on web for others to access.
Circuit analyzer does not show all possible problems, and tester might be defective. Use analyzer on other outlets. Buy another circuit analyzer. Buy a multimeter at local hardware, and test for voltage, and continuity, and compare with known outlet that are functioning correctly. For example outlet may be 240Volt instead of 120V. Copy following links to see typical circuit analyzer and code: http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Typical-circuit-analyzer-15.jpg http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Outlet-polarity-200.jpg
HOLD ON!!! The Klein 69127 is an automotive tester to be used for voltages between 6V-24V, AC or DC. The higher voltage in your home could possibly damage the unit as well as yourself. It would be safer for you to use the non contact tester to verify voltage Klien NCVT-1
It only takes a very tiny amount of current to measure voltage. There's always a little tiny current leakage going on, even without contact. Your tester is just telling you the voltage difference between it's own two terminals, even without the other terminal actually touching something, and that difference is 600 volts. Many years ago, my dad showed me a trick using one of those little voltage indicator lights that has little bulb that I think is a neon bulb. If you plug the leads into an outlet, the bulb glows brightly. But if you hold one lead in your hand and stick the other lead into the outlet, the bulb will glow very faintly if the lead is contacting the hot wire. It doesn't glow if you contact the neutral instead. This was very useful to identify hot wires in a box in days before those non-contact voltage detectors that beep.