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X10 switch paddle problems

Switches dont work with paddles . they work after hitting them many times an then work just fine some times. a smart home product #238851 .do you know of a wide spread problem.the people there said to take apart an put tape on contact. i dont think that would work

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Please change switch and stop hitting it most likley is a short or bad connection could start fire

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My timer manual switch works,it turns the outside lights on and off. However the automatic dial,even when plled out and set to time to operate does not work.What 's going on? Isit me?


The two tabs are for On ad OFF.
One is slightly longer than the other. If the OFF tab is in the ON location, it won't work, it'll just click past the time and not flip the paddle to ON.

Try this, turn the dial (NOT pulled out) around slowly and see if it flips the paddle to ON. Keep turning it, slowly, and see if it flips to OFF.
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Does the time move? Do you hear the motor running? I've seen the motors go bad. The manual flipping will work then, but the motor isn't running the clock around.

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Help me identify Relay Wall Switch


Good Morning
First - I am not a certified electrician but in my 78 years young of dealing with electrical problems sounds like you have three way switch similar to a light switch used on one end of a hallway or bottom of the stairwell with another switch located at the top.
Why they used a 10 amp switch issomething I can't explain other than was the only switch of that STYLE or CLASS.
The relay looks like a relay we used to use in the hospital to control lights from a patientscontrol cnter at the head of the bed and that I believ was manufactured by GE only theose were either 12 or 24 volt coil. the GE had different styles ro circuits.
Have a good Day

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