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PE153 is P1353ME timer usually installed inside beige metal weathertight enclosure.
Single-speed, 240Volt:
Set to mode 1, use following diagram:

Posted on Aug 01, 2013

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SOURCE: How To Program An Intermatic PE15300 Pool Timer ?

1. Press PROG Key to cycle through menu options.
2. Press UP and DOWN arrow keys to change program settings.
3. Press ENTER key to save changes and exit programming mode.
4. Press ON/OFF keys to manually turn devices ON or OFF.

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SOURCE: Bought an Intermatic T104 Timer for a 120v pool

T104 series intermatic timers are 208/230/277 volt clocks, not 120. I believe you have the wrong model and need a T101 series instead.

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SOURCE: My intermatic timer won't trip back on

I don't think the timer runs on 240 volts does it? You can switch 240, but the timer uses 120 volts to run. You might check the connections and timer clock rating more closely. Also, the 'off' & 'on' trippers are different, make sure you use the right one.

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SOURCE: Changing Pool Timer

As long as you get a new timer that is 220/240v and is the same amperage or larger, you should be fine. Wiring would be the same.

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SOURCE: Bought a Intermatic sprinkler timer. need help.

reading the specs i should say its a timer for only one zone. you can use it for one zone switching or for the pump. sorry.

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Just installed a new Hayward superpump. Using an intermatic timer (not sure which model, but found something close in a search). Yellow face, A,1,2,3,4 terminals. I wired the new pump like the old pump...

You have 240 volt 30 amp breaker

A 1 2 3 4 sounds like 240volt T104 or 240volt T106
These look the same but are two different timers.
The T104 is made for regular on-off operation, while the T106 is made for 2-speed pump.

Now is the pump 240Volts, or 120Volts?
Look at nameplate on motor.
Is the motor single speed or 2-speed?

If pump is 2-speed, then motor will have 3 wires, and nameplate will say Hi and Low.
There is usually a yellow wire with 2-speed pump.

NOW, lets suppose you have 120Volt single speed motor.
You can convert the 240Volt T104 into 120Volt T103 timer by changing the clock motor from WG1573 to WG1570 available at WW Grainger. And then switch white wire inside breaker box to make circuit into 120Volt circuit.

If you have T106 2-speed timer, it can also be converted to 120Volt using same clock motor change-over.

Add a comment and describe your wiring very carefully. Include voltage and exactly which wires are connected, because the description of 'terminal 4 and L4' was too confusing

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How to wire a intermatic pe153 neutral and ground wire. I only see a lug for the hot wire. Where does a neutral and a ground connected to the pe153 timer?

Neutral is common to the neutral motor terminal. The hot wire (line) goes to the other motor (timer) terminal. Your pump is connected to the "Load" terminal.

If your motor is running on 220 ... you will need a 220 timer switch and there will be two 'load' and two 'line' terminals. In the case of 220 ...there is no neutral. Ground goes to the case ... if it is metal. Otherwise, just continue the ground to the motor ... You will also of course, have to bind the motor using the bond terminal to connect to the pool bonding system.

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Can you send a scematic showing how to wire an intermatic pool pump timer to a polaris intermatic timer so that when the pool pump shuts off so will the polaris pump yet the polaris timer clock continues...

No. I don't have a wiring schematic without knowing what voltage you are using, specifically what Intermatic timer you have, specifically what wires you have coming from breaker box, what wires are on the pump, and what pump rating plate says, what the wiring diagram shows on side of pump, whether you are wiring a 2-speed pump to a single-speed timer, specifically what is the polaris timer clock, and why this pump needs two timers if that's what you mean.
Add a comment with specific information so electrician is not guessing.

Open following link for 240Volt T104 timer wiring diagram.

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How to program intermatic pe 153p

PE153 comes with P1353 timer.
The timer instruction manual is too long to copy.
Read manual, and add a comment with specific question about any part of manual.
Add as many comments as needed.

P1353 is 3-channel timer.
3-channels means that timer can control 3 separate circuits, each with different timing schedule.

Timer has 5 different modes.
Page 13 of manual shows modes.
Select different modes depending on what type of device(s) you are controlling with timer.
For example, 2-speed pool pump, you select MODE 2 or MODE 4

By selecting Mode 2 or 4, the timer protects against programming conflicts that would turn on both speeds at same time, and cause electrical problem.

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How to hook up a tu40 tork 120/or 240 timer

Open following link for TU40 manual and wiring diagrams:

TU40 timer, like most of the new generation Intermatic and GE timers, can be wired with different voltages and wired many different ways and control multiple loads or single-load plus 2-speed operation.
The following is illustration shows basic wiring to control single 240Volt water heater.

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How do I connect my 2 speed pool motor?

1) You might need a different timer.
240Volt T106 has one NO terminal and one NC terminal.

2) Terminal 1 is NC terminal
NC terminal is 'normally closed' so electricity flows continually through this terminal.
For example you can connect this terminal to speed-1.
So speed-1 is on until timer turns on, and then electricity is turned off to NC terminal and speed-1 stops.

3) Terminal 4 is NO terminal
NO terminal is 'normally open' so electricity flows through this terminal only when timer turns on.
For example you can connect this terminal to speed-2.
So NO terminal only has power when timer turns on.
When timer turns off, NO terminal turns off and NC terminal turns on again.

4) As you can see, the problem with T106 timer is that pool motor is continually running.
Either speed-1 is on, or speed-2 is on.

5) Here's how to wire T106 for 240V two-speed pump:
Two hot wires arrive from breaker box: 1 black wire and 1 white wire.
White connects to terminal A
Black connects to terminal 3.
Three wires go to motor.
Speed-1 connects to terminal 1 probably black wire
Speed-2 connects to terminal 2 probably red wire
Remaining motor wire connects to terminal A probably white wire
Ground wires connect to green ground screw.

6) Usually, 2-speed pool pumps are wired to dual timer like T10404R
So each speed is wired to a separate timer.
With this timer, each speed is connected to separate timer, and then the pump can be turned off when neither speed is needed.

7) However there is a newer electronic timer P1353ME and P1353ME-6 and PE153 that can control 3 different loads. This timer snaps into any T106 box.
For example speed-1 is one load, speed-2 is another load, and a pool light can be third load, or simply do not use third load.

8) I am familiar with wiring and programming for P1353 timer, and you can post again on fixya, and I will catch the question.

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How to wire an Intermatic PE153 for a 2 speed pool pump

Let me ask you a stupid question. Do you have the manual? there are 6 different modes you setup with this timer. Basically just about any combination of 1-3 pumps and/or auxiliary. For example you can wire pump low speed and pump high speed as two options and the third can be another pump or auxiliary. The manual covers this pretty well. if you don't have it you can find it at..
for some reason I didn't see it on Intermatic's web site, but a quick google search will bring up the site I just listed. The side of you motor should have a sticker or plate that shows the wire colors for common, ground, and the two speeds. This should be everything you need. if you need more help leave a coment, or let me know. Good Luck!

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How do you wire a model GMXST-1-240-M Intermatic timer

There are many ways to wire the Intermatic GMXST-1-240-M timer. If it is not wired correctly you can permanently damage the timer.

For "regular" use, if all you want to do is turn a 240 volt load ON and OFF with the 7-day timer, and you are _very_ sure that you have a 240 volt timer (they can be 120 volt or 240 volt), here is how to wire it:

LINE connections:
The first incoming LINE (L1) 240 volt wire (pick one) is connected to terminal #1. A jumper (same wire size) is then installed from terminal #1 to terminal #3 [(COM) or (Common)].

The other incoming LINE (L2) 240 volt wire is connected to terminal #2.

LOAD connections:
The first outgoing (LOAD) 240 volt wire (pick one) is connected to terminal #2 _also_.

The other outgoing (LOAD) 240 volt wire is connected to terminal #4 [(NO) or (Normally Open)].

Again, while this is still just a basic timer there are at least 10 different ways to wire it depending on what kind of equipment is used, how one wants to control the equipment (using the Normally Open or Normally Closed contacts) or (HI or LOW speed for a 2 speed fan), the clock voltages (120v or 240v), and the load voltages (24 volt to 240 volt).

If you are not sure how to wire this timer after reading this post, I highly recommend posting back with very specific information or calling a _qualified_ electrician, as mis-wiring this timer can permanently damage the timer, connected equipment, and/or personnel (that means you).

Here is the wiring diagram:

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