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Water heater timer...HELP

How do I add 2 trippers to my little gray box water heater timer? I searched and searched and cannot find how to add any...

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Posted on May 02, 2013

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: How to set Intermatic T104P3

The T-104 is a 240Volt timer that will not work for 120V circuits
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-T104-Intermatic-timer.html

The above link gives you information about the T104 T103 T101 in case you need to buy another timer
The difference is the voltages on the lines and voltage of the clock

1) How to sort out what you have:
-Which circuit breaker operates the timer and pump? If your circuit breaker is 240, then the pump is 240 and the timer is 240 so you most likely have the T-104
-To double-check: turn off the power and look at the name plate on the pump >>> the name plate will show voltage of the pump
-If breaker is 120, then you have T-101 that has three terminal screws inside the timer, or you have T-103 with 5 terminal screws inside the timer.

OK that's the basic information:
You say your trippers don't work.
Does the manual override work?

2) If the manual override does NOT work when you click it back and forth, and the unit has electricity, then the timer is probably bad. You can buy a new timer, and swap out the insides with old timer without replacing box.

3) If the manual override DOES work, then best news of all ... you may need new tripper pins
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/timer-accessories/timers/electrical/ecatalog/N-8hi

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/INTERMATIC-Timer-Tripper-2E054?Pid=search
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Posted on Oct 20, 2010

SOURCE: The timer is used on an Electric Point of Use 2.5

No overcharges here Ms bernarda

If I understand correctly you have Intermatic timer with a yellow dial
You have the Intermatic timer hooked to a small 2-1/2 gallon point-of-use water heater
Your point-of-use water heater is working fine
The timer turns on the water heater once a day instead of twice a day

And it seems like one of the tripper pins has fallen off the yellow dial
The tripper pin is missing and you can't find it or put it back.
You can turn off the electricity and poke around the bottom of the timer box and see if tripper pin can be pulled out using tweezers
Do you know Grainger sells Intermatic tripper pins for $1.67 plus shipping?
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/INTERMATIC-Timer-Tripper-2E054?Pid=search

Now, if this is not the right answer, you post a response and we can probably help

Posted on Oct 21, 2010

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Open following link for Intermatic troubleshoot checklist.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-Intermatic-timer.html

Once timer checks out, you need to check circuit going to water heater.
Water heater might be the problem.
Remove trippers from timer dial and set override lever to ON.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Test-electricity-to-water-heater.html

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Posted on May 01, 2011

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SOURCE: need t173 part for intermatic hot water heater timer

Open following link for T100 series parts:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-trippers-and-parts.html#T100
The T173 timer is 120Volts and wires same as T103.
Only difference between T173 and T103, is the T173 has day-skipper wheel
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-T104-Intermatic-timer.html#T103

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The "little gray box"


You need 2 ON trippers and 2 OFF trippers.
Part number 156T1976A sold at WW Grainger etc.

1) Copy following links for WH40 little grey box Intermatic timer operation and resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/How-to-operate-and-set-T104-timer.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-T104-Intermatic-timer.html#T104

2) WH40 timer is identical to T104, same replacement parts, same operation, same wiring options, except the grey box timer has override lever that sticks out of box. Both WH40 and T104 have override levers, the WH40 override can be moved without opening box door.
This allows you to use the WH40 as ordinary on-off switch if the trippers are removed from dial.

Jan 25, 2013 | Intermatic Hardware & Accessories

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If the little gray box has no trippers, the dial does not rotate,and the lever is on, is electricity being conducted to my water heater?


Maybe yes.
Open TP valve on water heater and see if heater has hot water.

If you want to test, then test across wires on terminals 2 and 4 for 240Volt. Test across terminals 1 and 3 for 240Volt.

To fix timer, buy new WG1573 240Volt clock motor.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-Intermatic-timer.html

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Jan 02, 2013 | Intermatic T101 - 24 Hr. Dial Time Switch...

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I have a Dayton time switch hot water heater timer model 2E214 7 day timer in a house that I just bought. Don't really understand how to use it. Where can I find a manual or user guide? Or can someone ...


1) Dayton 2E214 timer is Grainger number for Intermatic 7801B timer.
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/INTERMATIC-Electromechanical-Indoor-7-Day-2E214

2) Grainger page also show extra on-off trippers for the timer

3) Same/similar timer shows for water heater on following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Boxtype.html#T7400

4) I have a similar manual in my files:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/t7802b-2no-2nc.pdf

5) Intermatic site is offline this weekend but link to iNTERMATIC manuals is following:
http://www.intermatic.com/products/timers/mechanical%20time%20switches/7%20day%2040%20amp.aspx

6) If link above does now show exact product, then type Intermatic model number into search bar, and it will show manuals.

7) To operate the timer, attach silver and gold trippers to face of dial. See image below of Intermatic 24-hour dial.
The trippers are labeled on and off.
Buy more trippers at grainger if needed.
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ON tripper pushes lever that closes circuit and turns water heater ON.
OFF tripper pushes same lever other direction that closes circuit and turns water heater OFF.
Dial rotates as time passes.
To set current time, rotate dial until current time lines up with pointer. The pointer is stationary.
I believe this model has to be reset after power outage.

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Mar 19, 2011 | Kitchen Ranges

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I need a tripper for my hot water heater timer... It is paragon model TC2 series A883-20. Can you advise?


I've read an expert here say that Paragon is out of *this* business now and that they are making defrost timers exclusively. I'm not so sure about this however. I would contact Paragon directly to learn if they have trippers available still for your timer.

If not - they may have suggestions for a direct replacement timer that would fit into your existing timer box. I have replaced several this way as it is preferable than removing cables, etc. when the exterior box itself is fine.

Good luck!

Mar 03, 2011 | Water Heaters

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My hot water heater timer must be obsolete... It is paragon model TC2 series A883-20. It looks as though the trippers X2772 would work. Can you advise?


Paragon is no longer making timers and parts, except defrost timers.
I've seen X2772 trippers selling for $50-60

Can I suggest a replacement water heater timer:
Link below shows variety of water heater timers (including Paragon products, Intermatic, Tork, GE, Sylvania, Woods). Page has wiring diagrams and manuals.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Boxtype.html
Look at label on side of tank to see if heater is 120V or 240V

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Jan 18, 2011 | Hardware & Accessories

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I need trippers for an older model Paragon water heater timer Model TC-2. Can you help?


I don't recognize Paragon TC-2.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Paragon-timers-and-manuals.html

Intermatic cross reference does not have that model number either.
http://www.intermatic.com/customer%20service/competitive%20cross%20reference.aspx

Paragon sent e-mail last month saying they were no longer making timers and parts, except for defrost timers. Your water heater timer is not defrost timer.

Here is a wide selection of water heater timers, electro-mechanical and digital:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Boxtype.html
Manuals and wiring diagrams are shown for most products on page.

I recommend simple 240Volt Intermatic WH-40 for price and reliability. Drawback is minimum 1 hour on-off.
Or Intermatic T-101 for 120Volt heater or T-104 for 240Volt heaters sold at Lowes.
Intermatic trippers and motors are available and interchangeable, and are made of steel.

Some new timers are made with plastic parts:
GE 15207 is universal 120V 240V and sold at Home Depot.
Tork has new universal electro-mechanical timer, TU-40 for 120 and 240 applications

I use GE 15070 in-wall timer from Home Depot for my water heater because I change times frequently and try to shave every dollar:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Compare-13-electric-water-heater-timers.html

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Dec 22, 2010 | Paragon Hardware & Accessories

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Don't know what is it used for,and how it operates?I don't have any instructions for it.


You posted under T101 timer.
Most box timers have model number and instructions pasted on inside of door.
Instructions can seems a foreign language sometimes.

If your timer is different than T101, then add a comment with timer number.
I have extensive files on timers.

Box timers are generally used for heavy amperage loads like outdoor lights, swimming pool pumps, water heaters, parking lot lights and lighted outdoor signs.
They are surface mounted near breaker box, or in attic or basement, or garage.
Box timers are used in schools to ring bells, and inside factories to run processes and fans.
Some are complicated electronic devices used to control machines with one second precision.
Mechanical box timers are noisy when turning on-off, so are generally not installed in living area of house.

T101 timer is least complicated of any timer.
It is used for ordinary household 120V circuit.
Timer has 120Volt clock motor, and controls 120Volt circuit.
For example 120Volt water heater, or 120V grow lights, or aquarium, or any application up to 2 horsepower, for example timer can be located inside garage to control outdoor lights.
T101R is raintight outdoor box, with rubber gasket on door that seals tight when closed.
Raintight boxes are installed outdoors to operate 120Volt spas and pool pumps.
When box timer is rated for indoor, there is no rubber gasket on door, and that box is called NEMA 1 enclosure.
My local Lowes sells T101 T103 T104 > and each is for slightly different purpose and each wires differently.
Link below shows wiring and manuals for T100 series timers.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-T104-Intermatic-timer.html#T101

Here's how T100 series timer works:
Lift and rotate yellow dial until current time lines up with silver pointer.
Clock motor rotates dial as time passes.
Clock motors are accurate for years, but current time has to be reset after power outage.
ON-OFF trippers are placed on outer edge of dial.
Trippers push a lever, and lever turns circuit on-and-off.
ON tripper pushes lever one direction.
OFF tripper pushes lever opposite direction.
Each time lever is pushed, manual-override lever clicks back and forth with audible sound.
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Dec 01, 2010 | Intermatic T101 - 24 Hr. Dial Time Switch...

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Timer will not turn water heater ON at set time, has to be done manually. However, it will turn water heater OFF at set time.


If this is new installation, check wiring. Hot and Load wires might be reversed.
Check that ON OFF trippers are both attached to yellow dial.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-WH40.html

If timer worked fine before, and started missing recently, then tripper pins probably worn out.
Trippers contact mechanical lever, and push lever on-and-off.
Trippers are softer metal and designed to wear out before lever.
If lever is worn out, timer needs to be replaced, but try new trippers first.
Buy trippers at Grainger
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/INTERMATIC-Timer-Tripper-2E054?Pid=search
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/timer-accessories/timers/electrical/ecatalog/N-8hi

How WH40 timer works:
Clock motor rotates dial.
ON-OFF trippers on dial contact lever.
ON tripper pushes lever one direction.
OFF tripper pushes lever other direction.
Lever moves electrical contacts together, or pulls contacts apart.
When lever moves on-and-off, manual override lever also snaps back and forth with audible clicking sound.

Using q-tip, add touch of white grease to lever where trippers contact.

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Nov 25, 2010 | Intermatic WH40 - Water Heater Time Switch...

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The timer is used on an Electric Point of Use 2.5 water heater. Currently I get hot water only about two hours in the evening. Before it was --on demand. I opened the timer box and one of the timer box"...


No overcharges here Ms bernarda

If I understand correctly you have Intermatic timer with a yellow dial
You have the Intermatic timer hooked to a small 2-1/2 gallon point-of-use water heater
Your point-of-use water heater is working fine
The timer turns on the water heater once a day instead of twice a day

And it seems like one of the tripper pins has fallen off the yellow dial
The tripper pin is missing and you can't find it or put it back.
You can turn off the electricity and poke around the bottom of the timer box and see if tripper pin can be pulled out using tweezers
Do you know Grainger sells Intermatic tripper pins for $1.67 plus shipping?
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/INTERMATIC-Timer-Tripper-2E054?Pid=search

Now, if this is not the right answer, you post a response and we can probably help

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