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Is there a way to lubricate the timer mechanism on my pool timer?

Timer was working ok for the on /off cycles. Then one morning it didn't trigger at the on pin. Noticed that the timer wheel was hard to pull out, rotation a little stiff,and hard to push back in. Almost felt as if it was gummed up. Will lubrication help?

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If this is intermatic, then yes it can be cleaned.
Suggest also that you replace trippers.
Following link has helpful images for taking apart the timer and adding lubrication
http://waterheatertimer.org/Photos-of-WH40-timer.html

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I have a T10404R dual intermatic timer clock and I can only turn my pool pump on manually. The clock is working and it will turn off, but I can't get the ON pin to work despite replacing it with a new...


1) Troubleshoot walk-thru indicates that tripper is wrong, or timer mechanism is worn out:
Check that tripper is labeled ON, and compares similarly with old tripper, and is not worn down. Trippers are made of softer metal and designed to wear out before the timer mechanism wears out.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-Intermatic-timer.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/WH-lever-005-500.jpg

2) Buy new timer mechanism: If the new ON tripper does not push the on-off lever, then timer mechanism is probably worn out.
Buy new T104M mechanism, and change out with existing mechanism using thumb spring located top inside box.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-trippers-and-parts.html#T100

3) How it works: The trippers rotate around on clock dial. Trippers come into contact with on-off lever, and trippers push lever.
On tripper pushes lever one direction. Off tripper pushes same lever other direction.
Each time the lever moves back and forth, the manual override also clicks with audible sound.
The lever moves a slide bar located on back of timer mechanism, and that action opens and closes electrical circuit.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Back-of-WH40-2b-500.jpg

4) Since any timer mechanism can fit into the T10404R control panel, you can also buy and install T104M210 timer mechanism with fireman's switch that turns off heater 20 minutes before turning off pool pump.
For 2-speed pool pump, the digital P1353 can also be installed, and this timer would replace both timing mechanisms in the T10404R. Non-electronic timers are more reliable.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-trippers-and-parts.html#P1353

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Sep 18, 2011 | Intermatic T10404R - Two 220 time clocks...

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I dont know how to set the timer


Question posted under Intermatic T104 series timer and pool control center.
Open following link to see how to set this timer:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/How-to-operate-and-set-T104-timer.pdf

Intermatic T12404R control center has 2 timers.
Each timer is set same way.
Timer must be reset after power outage. If time dial is not rotating correctly or is sticking at the tripper, then the WG1573 clock motor can be replaced by homeowner.
Both timers are 240Volts, and can be wired in variety of ways to control different voltages. For example 120Volt pool lights, and 240Volt pool pump and pool heater etc.
Each timer snaps out of control center using thumb spring located top inside box.
Each timer mechanism is sold separately. One timer is T104M. The other is T104M201.
The difference is that the 201 has a 'fireman's switch' that can be wired to pool heater, and the switch turns off heater 15-20 minutes before turning off pump.
Each timing mechanism can be repaired by homeowner using available clock motors and trippers.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-trippers-and-parts.html#T100

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Sep 11, 2011 | Intermatic Timer T12404R Pool & Spa...

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Pool pump starts randomly (as if there is a short) even when it is not set to start and stop. Otherwise works fine, not sure if I need to replace unit or dissassemble and clean or ????? T21004R


Sounds like 240Volt WG1573 clock motor has gone bad and needs replacement. But more checking is needed.

You posted under T2100-4R which is 60 amp Intermatic control panel with a single T104M 240Volt timer mechanism.
All Intermatic timer mechanisms can fit into same control center, so you can possibly have different timer mechanism inserted into the T2100-4R control center.
The control center can have up to 4 circuit breakers.
Instruction manual shows that timer can also have fireman's switch that is wired to pool heater and causes pool heater to turn off 20 minutes before pool pump turns off.
http://www.poolandspacontrols.com/products/mechanical%20controls/60%20amp%20pool%20and%20spa%20control%20panels.aspx

(1) First thing: If you have T104 mechanism, do a troubleshoot run-down to see if trippers, clock motor, or wiring are suspect:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-Intermatic-timer.html

(2) Next would be to check the circuit breakers for loose wires, burned connections, or the smell of burning or crackling sound that says breaker is loose on the busbar.

(3) Check for loose wiring on T104 and test circuit:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-T104-Intermatic-timer.html
(a) Push the manual override lever to OFF position and test across terminals 1 and 2 and then across terminals 3 and 4 to make sure timer is turning off power to pump. Both tests should show 0 volts.
(b) Push manual override lever to to ON position and repeat test above. Both tests should show 240 volts.
If the test fails, then buy new T104M timer mechanism.

(4) If the T104 timer is turning off both lines in the 240Volt circuit, then pump cannot turn on since neither wire is Hot.
However if your T104 timer is actually a T101 timer or if timer has different wiring, where timer is turning off only 1 leg and not both legs of 240Volt circuit, then pump has one hot wire available and a short to ground could cause pump to turn on unexpectedly.

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I have Intermatic Model T104 timer for my pool. The power went off a few days ago, and i have not been able to set it where i wanted it since. I do not have a manual. The pool contractor didn't...


Open following links for T104 timer manual and information, and then add a comment for more information.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-T104-Intermatic-timer.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/How-to-operate-and-set-T104-timer.pdf

To set timer, lift and rotate dial until current time lines up with stationary silver pointer.
Stationary silver pointer is pointed at 6:00.

Jun 24, 2011 | Intermatic Industrial 24 Hour 120v...

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My intermatic pool tmer will not set time or let me auto. turn to on so I can't filter or backwash pool


Problem points to electric power.

1) For best possible free answer, please add a comment and give model number that shows inside timer door.
This will give expert access exact manual for the equipment you have, and show what voltage you are working with.

2) You can also review Intermatic pool timer sell sheet, and pool timer site to help identify product:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Pool-and-spa-catalog.pdf
http://www.poolandspacontrols.com/products.aspx

3) If you have mechanical dial timer, see if manual override works.
And then check electric power.
Check circuit breaker.
Check if manual override works.

4) If you have P1353 digital electronic timer:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/P1353ME-digital-time-clock-mechanism.jpg
P1353 digital electronic timers have auto setting.
Check programming.
Programming for P1353 is complicated, and longer than space allowed for free answer.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intermatic-P1353-manual.pdf
Programming starts on page 25, and you can add a comment about any specific part of manual that is confusing.

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I have a wall-switch Intermatic Timer Model 885L that has become too stiff to turn itself off automatically. Can these be lubricated by WD-40 safely???? Or what is best fixit???


I am unable to identify Intermatic 885L

Add a comment with clear description of timer so I can identify and help.
With mechanical dial timers, once the motor begins to slow down, then motor overheats and burns out. This is true for all electric motors, and eventually all electric motors stop working.
Power pack yard-light transformers, in-wall timers and plug-in type timers are not repairable, even with WD40, because the motor has already overheated.
These timers are replaced with new timer.
However if you have a power pack, since this timers is expensive, you can buy cheap plug-in timer, set power pack to override, and then plug power pack into cheap timer.

With direct wire mechanical box-type timers that are used for parking lot lights and pool pumps, for example T100 series 120V and 240V timers, the clock motor is replaceable. These small motors cost $16 to 60 depending on clock.

Again, add a comment with clear description of timer so timer can be identified for certain.
I can also post the manual if available, and post links to sellers of similar/same timer if replacement if necessary.
http://www.intermatic.com/products/timers/consumer%20indoor%20timers/in-wall%20timers.aspx
http://www.aplussupply.com/intermatic/timer.htm

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Jan 31, 2011 | Intermatic Hardware & Accessories

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Clock does not work to turn pool filter on and off. do I need a new timer mechanism or clock motor


Things to check:

1) Is yellow dial rotating? If not, then clock motor is probably bad. T-100 240V time clock motor sells for $16 at grainger.
Also timer may not be getting 240V so check manual override.

2) If clock motor is turning, but manual override never clicks on-and-off, then pins are probably worn out. Buy pins at grainger

3) Does manual override work? Does it click crisp? If manual override clicks crisp on-and-off, and pool filter turns on-and-off normally, then a) the circuit is getting 240V and b) the timer mechanism is ok ... so clock motor is probably bad.

4) If manual override snaps crisp but pool timer does not turn on, then then circuit breaker could be bad, wire is loose, motor has gone bad
Test for 240 across poles 1 and 2
... or timer contacts are worn out & you need new T-104
See back of mechanical timer

5) If manual override is loose or sluggish, then you need new T104. You can buy a T-104, T-104R, T-104M etc ... and the interior body will snap into old box.

Note: Do not buy T-101 or T-103 as these have 120V motor.

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