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What is wrong with my water softener Autotrol 740 Electrical problem?

I have a Autotrol 740 water softener that has an electrical problem. The transformer was blown, so I bought a new transformer and a new timer board. Installed them and the softener worked for 24hrs. After that, the transformer got blown again. I measured the outlet and it's ok. I am told that the timer motor on the softener could've gone bad.... Suggestions please!!! Note; this all happened after a few lightning strikes close to where I live.

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If there is a bridge rectifier or diodes directly down line of the transformer i would suspect it is bad.. put an inline fuse also on the primary side of the transformer and wouldn't hurt to put a fuse on the secondary also if the transformer only has two wires for the secondary..

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