I would like to install a timer on the kitchen under the counter insinkerator hot water dispenser - turning it off all night to save energy.
Anyone have any experience or know of any problems doing this?
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Re: Timer on Insinkerator
If you install a timer. what kind? Hard-wired 24 hr or plug-in heavy duty like for an a/c. How much will you save. Instant hots use same power as 60w bulb. Add the cost of a timr ($20-$50) and the power it takes to run the timer, what will you save?
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you are correct. The timer has to be turning on your dryer. You can change out the timer or have your daughter leave the door open to the dryer this will disconnect the power to the element and the motor. You can use the door permanently or just until you get a chance to replace the timer. When replacing the timer you will need to disconnect the power to the dryer. Then remove the back plate behind the timer and selector switches. This plate is held on with 5/16 hex screws. Then remove the wires to the timer it will be a multiwire plug. Pull the knobs off the front of the timer they can be stubborn just take your time and use a piece of cloth between the flat blade screwdriver and the knob/dryer if needed. After removing the knobs you will see 2 or 3 usually phillips screws under the cap. Remove these screws andthe timer will come out. You can order a new timer on line or a good supply center is Marcone Appliance in St Louis Missouri. I used them for 30 years and was pleased with the prices and prompt service. When you open the panel look for frayed or burnt wires there is a chance of this but normally the dryers timer is the problem. You can trim and repair wires with **** connectors you can get these in a kit with the stripper/crimper pliers at any hardware store. Good luck and the door thing is so you can order the part and have the time to get to your daughters home.
The contact's which run along the timer "cam" inside the timer casing are likely bent or out of place as a result of it being turned backward's. The timer "motor" may itself be fine, and likely is. However, the damage to the contact's is usually something of a non-serviceable matter, ( unless you know a local appliance "shop" which deals in used part's and may be capable of opening up the timer and repairing for you. In our appliance shop years ago...before Sears employment...we were successful with this more often then not ). you will likely need a new timer unfortunately.
Hope that help's move you forward if nothing else.
Most dryer timers are digital or mechanical. The timer controls
most of the operations of the dryer. For this
reason, any repairs to the timer should be made by a professional
service person. However, there are a couple of checks you can make when
you suspect the timer is faulty -- you may be able to install a new
Unplug the dryer. To access the timer, remove the control knobs and
the panel that covers the controls. This may be a front panel, or
access may be through a panel at the back of the unit. Carefully
examine the wires that connect the timer to the other parts of the
washer. If the wires are loose or disconnected, try pushing them into
position; they usually fit into their terminals like plugs. Use
long-nosed pliers to avoid breaking the wire connections -- never pull
a wire by hand.
To test the timer, use a VOM set to the RX1 scale. Disconnect the power
leads to the timer and clip one probe of the VOM to each lead. The VOM
should read zero if the timer is working. Since the timer is a multiple
switch, turn it through its cycle and test each pair of terminals in
turn. The meter should read zero at all of these points. If one or more
readings are above zero, the timer is faulty and should be replaced. Step 3:
To replace the timer, unscrew and disconnect the old one. Install a new
timer made specifically for the dryer. If there are many
wires on the timer, have a helper hold the new timer next to the old
one as you work. Disconnect the old wires one at a time, connecting
each corresponding new wire as you work, to make sure the connections
are properly made. Or, draw a diagram showing the connections before
removing the old timer. After all the wires are connected, check the
connections again for correctness and screw the timer assembly into
Normally, to remove the timer knob, simply push in on the timer knob
and turn the knob counter clockwise. it should unscrew itself. If it
does not, the shaft inside the timer has broken and the shaft simply
free wheels so then you need to take a needle nose pliers to hold the shaft and then you can turn the knob or pull it off
yes very possible timer but my guess on the times i seen the problem would be the heating element are the thermo fuse on the elemnt canister when the heater does not come on the timer will not move ck the heater and the fuses on the heater canister it will fix your problem
when you turn the select knob, you set up the internal cams of the timer. when you press to start or pull to start, you energize the timer motor (buzz) the timer opens the water solenoids. the diaphragm switch senses the water level and moves the timer to the next step. agitate starts for the timed cycle. when its finished the motor kicks in in opposite direction to drain and pump water out.