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I have a GE Q-Line 40 Amp 1 in. Double-Pole When it is swtich off the outlet still has power on once leg. Is this the switch?

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Yes sounds like the contact welded closed on one leg.

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I have a ge dryer modle number DCVH515EF0WW that will not get any power is there a reset button

Check electric outlet and plug in to dryer, see if breaker is tripped in breaker box, should be a 30 amp double pole breaker. Turn the breaker lever all the way off to reset, then turn the breaker on.

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I have 110 volts n each leg but not 220 across both why??

In a traditional North American residential electrical panel (120/240 volt, single phase), installing a single width or single pole circuit breaker, you would expect to read 120 volts from the breaker terminal screw to either ground or neutral. A double width or double pole breaker would provide 120 volts from either of the breaker terminal screws to ground or neutral AND it will provide 240 volts BETWEEN the TWO breaker terminals.

A single-width circuit breaker case that contains two handles is NOT a two pole circuit breaker (these are called "tandem" or "1/2 size" breakers). This is because a single width breaker engages only one "line" in the panel. A double width breaker will engage 2 "lines" as a triple width breaker would engage 3 "lines" of a 3 phase panel. A single wide breaker can not physically engage more than 1 "line" so it will never be able to pass 240 volts.

You must install a double width / double pole breaker to safely supply a 240 volt circuit / device.

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Replacing double pole 220 v with honewell ct410a two wire120/140v wiring diagram not clear

1 power wire (120v) will go to the thermostat and 1 power wire (120v) will go directly to the unit. The other wire on the unit will go to the other side of the thermostat. The safety precaution behind using a single pole to replace a double pole contactor is that you will always have 1 leg of power going to the unit. Many systems are designed like this from the factory, but it is always better to have a 2 pole to cut all power off to the unit unless it's in operation. The unit will still not work as long as it does not have both legs of power.
L1 to Thermostat T1 to Unit
L2 and T2 wired together.

This is only for 240v systems. 120v Will have 1 common and 1 power, therefore you will need to know which wire is which. Power to thermostat, common wired direct.

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How do you hook up a toggel switch?

are you planning on just trying to control 1 load, in a car? If so the switch simply will go in line with one of the wires. A single trow single pole means on & of for 1 wire In this case the Positive lead will get the switch. You will just have to cut the positive wires near where the switch is needed and connect each end to the switch. It may also be a 3 position single throw single pole (if it has 3 legs) then use one end leg and one connected to the center leg meaning it will be an on, off, on. This will cut the flow of voltage to the load on the positive wire the same as the 2 leg switch. If it's in you house with AC voltage it's advisable to use a switch that will cut voltage to both wires since AC will still shock you with only 1 wire. It remains live. That type of switch is referred to as a single throw double pole. Meaning on and off but has 4 legs coming off of it cutting voltage to both wires.

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My oven 240 volt outlet plug is showing 120 volt on one of the power legs when the 40 amp switch is switched off. We keep burning out oven parts. We replace the 40 amp switch and are seeing the same thing....

First confirm that you have current available on the 120 leg by trying a lightbulb (use the ground leg for your neutral). A meter can show 120V even if there is just a slight leakage, but no current available. If the bulb lights (with the two-pole breaker off) then you have a wiring error. Find our which other breaker is supplying that 120V through a process of elimination. You might also confirm that the 40A breaker actually does turn of both legs by checking the output lugs of that breaker with your meter. Put one lead on a lug and the other lead on the neutral. Repeat for the other lug. Good luck!

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Clock is not moving

Couple of possibilities
1. make sure the clock motor is connected to the input line 2. see #1, but make sure the clock motor comes before the switch (so it's not running just when the switch is "ON")
3. ... and make sure the feed is always on

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How do I wire a double pole double throw 240 volt ge intermatic timer to 4 240 volt plugs?

You posted under GE timer, but added the brand name Intermatic.
GE and Intermatic timers are totally different.
Wiring below is for GE and will not apply to Intermatic.

Step 1) lets cover basic GE timer wiring for 240Volt load.
Be sure to set dip switches BEFORE applying power.
Step by step illustrations show on following link.

Step 2) Load wires exit GE timer.
There are two Hot wires and 1 bare ground wire.

Step 3) Wire the outlets: You have 4 240Volt plugs.
This could mean a receptacle-type outlet like a clothes dryer outlet or air conditioner outlet.
Or it could be a twist-lock receptacle or extension-cord-type stage plug.
In all cases, look at screw color on device.
Connect Hot wires to brass colored screws.
Connect ground wire to green screw.

Step 4) Calculate total Load
Manual appears below: Look at Normally Open contacts. These contacts turn ON when timer turns ON.
Total load on all 4 plugs cannot exceed 2 HP
Generally, a 30 amp timer is rated for max 24 Amps or 6 amps per each of the 4 plugs.
Volts x amps = watts.
Take total watts and divide by 240Volts to get amps.

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Installed t 104m timer wire for wire with old one ,still doesnt work. there is power to timer

make sure that you do not have line and load crossed. The line is the power coming into the unit

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Clock doesn't run

Your timer has a manual override. Does 240 circuit work when manual override is turned on? If 240 V circuit works but clock doesn't, then you need another clock.

WW Grainger sells clock motor for $16

If circuit doesn't work when timer override is on, then check circuit breaker.

Both legs of 240 V breaker must be hot for T-104 clock to work. A 240V circuit can appear to have power if only one leg of the circuit breaker is hot. Test breaker or move wires to another same-size breaker to test for sure.

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What size amp switch do I need.

NO! Use a switch rated higher in amps and equal to or higher in voltage relative to the breaker rating. Use a 40 or 60 amp switch rated a minimum 220 volts.

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