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My intermatic timer won't trip back on

I have just replaced my old timer with a new 240 volt intermatic 24 hr timer. When I set the timer the clock will run and the off tripper will trip the clock off but the clock will stop running.When I reset the time and set the pump on off with 1/2 hour to the on tripper,the tripper will get to the lever but it won't trip it on,like it oesn't have enough force.

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  • manny4acura Jun 26, 2009

    What i meant it's that is 240 out of my panel but it splits to 2 120 volts loads at the timer. I also used the correct off and on trippers. My timer runs my pool pump and its a 207 volt 277 volts timer.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    insert the trippers to desired time (ON and OFF) but did not work.

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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.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

  • Craig Butler
    Craig Butler Jun 27, 2009

    I am having a bit of trouble understanding your issue but I think your problem is this: You're trying to switch 240 or 208 volts to the pool pump right? You need a 'double pole' timer. It can switch both the hot wires to the pump. Or you can switch one of the hot wires to the pump and the other hot just goes straight to the pump. Wire nut straight through the timer. Make sense?

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