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Pump won't turn on

My pool pump won't turn on. Power to the panel okay. The manual override on the timer won't turn equipment on either. So would it be the timer, or there is a 3 amp button in a compartment above the circuit box/timer compartment. Is it possible that the unit in that 3 amp box is fried. Looks like a or capacitor in there??

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I think the timer is bad since u can't manually override it

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Intermittent Intermatic Pool Timer T40003RT3 The pool timer is 220v but only one 110v 20amp breaker in the breaker box to the pool equipment and when it is off the pump will not run in manual mode.


http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-Intermatic-control-centers.html

http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-control-centers-and-manuals.html#RT3

RT3 series has T104 240 volt timer -or- T103 120 volt timer, -plus- low voltage transformer for pool light.
The circuit breaker can be used for transformer, or another outlet or nearby light etc, or it can be used for a T103 120 volt timer.
To trace the wire back to breaker box.... open you main panel and start turning off breakers one at a time and label the panel.
See if you have single breaker or double breaker supplying power to pool equipment.
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Where are the fuses located on the t40004r


http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-control-centers-and-manuals.html#T40000

http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-Intermatic-control-centers.html

Breakers are usually located in the control panel
Push breaker fully OFF and then fully on
Check that breaker voltage is same as motor... for example if breaker is supplying 240V to pump, but pup is set up for 120Volt, then pump will not work.
Use override switch on timer to see if you can manually start the pump
Check that timer dial rotates ... 1 full turn for each 24 hours

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Hayward pool filter


Copy following link to access Hayward pool filter manuals: Each manual has a troubleshoot section.... and troubleshoot is about the same for different models of sand filter.
http://www.hayward-pool.com/prd/In-Ground-Pool-Manuals_10201_10551_14502_-1___I.htm
Your filter has Intermatic timer, and you tried the override lever with no luck... Check if circuit breaker is supplying power. Flip breaker fully off, and then fully back on.

Also I see that Intermatic timer has plastic cover over the terminals ... be sure wiring terminals are always covered by clear insulator for safety.

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Jun 08, 2013 | Pool & Spa

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The Manual lever does not shut off the pool pump. Ther is something I can do to fix it or I need to replace it? The timer is only one year old


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

Manual override should absolutely turn off pump, especially if everything worked correctly before.
There is an exception. IF there is internal short to ground inside the pump. Turn circuit breaker off, and then at the timer, disconnect ground wire going to the pump, turn breaker back on, and see if pump stops using manual override.

Very odd that such a durable mechanical timer would go bad in 1 year.
The manual override lever actually pushes the contacts together and pulls them apart, so burned contacts cannot stick together. You can check this by turning off power and then remove timer mechanism using thumb spring located top inside box.

If override lever does not function correctly, then timer mechanism needs to be replaced.
Usually it's cheaper to buy whole timer and then install timer mechanism into old enclosure.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-trippers-and-parts.html#T100

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Jul 26, 2011 | Intermatic & Indoor/Outdoor Rain Tight...

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I have a T105R-41. In order to vacuum the pool I have to flip the switch to on along with a power switch. How do I turn off the filter and keep the timer set? Thanks.


T105 is 120volt timer with NO NC terminals:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/t105.pdf
The model number of timer shows inside the door panel. However any Intermatic and some GE timing mechanisms can fit into the same box, so wiring has to be checked with diagram shown in manual to be be sure.

Problem is not clear.
You are operating two different things: the filter pump and the pool vacuum?
You want the filter to operate via the timer.
And you want the pool vacuum to turn on whenever you flip a power switch, except the power switch is wired into the timer ... which means you have to flip the timer manual override lever and flip the power switch to operate the vacuum.
To work around this problem, rewire switch wires so they connect to terminals 3 and A.
Black wire to terminal 3 and white wire to terminal A.

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http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-Intermatic-timer.html

Jul 23, 2011 | Intermatic & Indoor/Outdoor Rain Tight...

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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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Intermatic Model T101. It keeps time. But won't turn pool equip on. The manual override option doesn't turn equip on either. Does this suggest there is a wiring problem elsewhere and not an...


It could mean several things. If could be mean that your manual "trips" are failing to make the electrical connection to the load. Which would usuall mean that the "trip" was not tightened down or that the load side electrical connection is loose or corroded. If you put a meter on the load side and hit the manual override you should read line voltage (120v). If you have it there, then the problem is with the equipment hooked to it, if you don't have it there, then the problem is in the timer so check the "trips".

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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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Brand new Intermatic timer for pool, but it will not trip the pool ON...It does trip the pool OFF only??????


So you can turn the pool timer off using manual override.

The center dial is also turning.

These 2 things mean the timer is working fine, but you forgot to put the OFF tripper pins on the dial.

5def96a.jpg Picture shows Off tripper coming in contact with lever that clicks lights on and off. The lever is connected the manual override. So if manual override is working, then the lever is working.

1ba8aca.jpgThe ON and Off trippers are different color

Oct 10, 2010 | Intermatic & Indoor/Outdoor Rain Tight...

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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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