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How do I set up the timer for the water heater?

The pins were removed and we do not know how to set up the timer for the water heater.

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My friend came over and did it for me. It was easy once he showed me how. Thanks anyway.

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How to program 110123-130 24 hour timer


1) Copy following link to how to set FM1 series 24-hour timer by experimenting with features:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-set-timers.html

2) With your timer, move override button to center position.
Each pin located around edge of dial represents 15 minutes.
Move pin outward for ON, and inward for OFF.
Set current time by rotating dial until current time appears on clock face.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Armstrong-FM1-timer.pdf

3) Include photo in your question so expert can see timer and make possible identification

Dec 03, 2012 | Hardware & Accessories

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I have installed a new adjustable thermostat unit (E1-BCANRT1W). Temp is set at 91 deg and I am using the timer. Two time periods are set and the switch is set to timer (not ON). The unit comes on at...


Double check your slide switch.
For timer: set switch to TIMER
For thermostat: set switch to ON
If slide switch does not operate, then Autocirc may be defective

Laing (800) 554-6853
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Laing-E1-E3-E10-install-instructions.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Auto-circ-manual.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-recirculation-system.html

1) Household AC wiring will not affect the timer.
You can check your outlet using cheap circuit analyzer from home center.
The clock rotates one direction and the pins push small lever down which turns motor on-off.
When the OFF pins pass, the small lever snaps back and the motor turns ON.

I cannot immediately find operation manual for the E-1 model.
Typical ACT303 auto circ manual says following:

2) If timer controlled operation is desired, set timer and move slide switch to TIMER:
Manual says: tabs/pins are outward for ON times.
Another sentence says UPWARD, so I don't know which way the pins are set for sure.
So if you want timer ON for 2 hours, you would set 4 consecutive pins outward or upward.
ON for 6 hours, set 12 consecutive pins outward or upward.
If the timer turns ON in reverse of instructions, then set the pins that way.
Autocirc does not make the timer, they buy timer modules from clock-makers like Grasslin, Intermatic, etc.

3) To operate Autocir thermostatically without the timer, slide switch to ON position.
The clock dial will continue rotating

Apr 14, 2011 | Laing Thermotech Autocirc Undersink...

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I have this timer hooked up onto my water heater in the garage . I have instant hot water at all times . My gas bill is 5 times higher than my neighbors . Is this what is causing it ? If I unplug it where...


I think you have a grundfos recirculation pump.
This is not a water heater timer.
For illustration of grundfos system, open link below.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-recirculation-system.html
Recirculation system is electric, but it also causes gas water heater to run more.
Unplug grundfos for a couple months to see if gas bill goes down. Your system will revert to regular water heater.

Many things can cause high gas bill. Make inventory of gas-consuming appliances: dryer, oven, stove, heater, water heater. Then inventory how often these appliances are used. Each appliance has a label with BTU listed. Add up BTUs of all appliances and compare with BTUs shown on gas bill. Call gas company about how to cut back.
Gas water heaters can become inefficient. So can any gas appliance. Look at flame inside water heater when it turns on. If flame is yellow instead of clear blue, that indicates the water heater is inefficient, and burner needs to be cleaned, or heater needs replacement or maintenance.
Call plumber for assessment and then post a question on the Tank to double check anything plumber says:
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/

More information about circulation system:
Notice that illustrations show a pump located under the sink.
It sounds like you have same pump located at water heater.
Both types are same thing.
The purpose is to circulate hot water to your faucet so you don't have to wait for hot water when turning faucet ON. Instead, you have to wait for cold water.

The timer located on grundfos dial determines when pump turns ON.
Link above has illustration showing how to set timer pins using your thumb or ink pin or nail file (women know nail files, so I'm relating here).
To set timer, rotate dial until current time lines up with mark. The dial rotates as time passes and has to be reset after power outage.
If dial does not rotate, then timer is broken, but it sounds like pump is still working, and running full time which is wasteful.
Next, move the pins to set on-off times. Move pins inward, the pump is ON. Pins outward, pump is off.
For more exciting reading about the grundfos:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Grundfos-L-UP-TL-043-install-photos.pdf

Dec 30, 2010 | Taco 265-1 / 563-2 Combination Analog 24...

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The hot water recirc pump in my new house was equippped w/ this timer. There was no user manual, but it was set by the installer to run the pump during awake hours and shut it off during sleep hours. ...


1) Open link below so we are talking about same type of household system
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-recirculation-system.html

2) 15 minute interval is misleading.
Pins located on timer dial divide 24-hour day into 15 minute intervals.
You set timer pins and decide which 15 minute intervals you want ON-or-OFF. Do this by moving pins inward or outward with your thumb or ink pen. To check settings, manually rotate timer dial clockwise and listen for pump turning on-off..
Set timer pins for 4 consecutive 15 minute intervals, then timer runs for 1 hour.
After pins are set, then manually rotate dial to set current time.
Dial rotates as time passes, and pins click a lever that turns pump on-off.

3) 5-year Life span. Like all things plumbing, if you have hard water or sand-n-dirt in water lines, then pipes clog. And pumps clog.
Once motor begins to slow down, it overheats and burns out.
Water softener can keep sediment out of lines, but shortens life of water heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html

4) Real question: do you need a circulation pump? Do you need hot water at your faucet? Can you schedule hot water use, or does recirculation pump have to run several hours per day?
Recirculation pumps causes water heater to run more, the pump consumes 25+ watts depending on pump, and water savings claims of 15,000 gallons per year are fabrication.
Realistic water savings is 700-2000 gallons per year, assuming several folks in the home use water sporadically across a full day, and each time water is used people are waiting for hot water. It also assumes that you never want cold water at the tap and that refrigeration ice maker line prefers hot water to cold.

5) Add a comment for more free help.
Also take advantage of fixya phone service.
For a price, fixya expert speaks with you over phone while you work on pump/timer or any do-it-yourself project.
We are always less expensive than a service call.

Dec 18, 2010 | Taco 265-1 / 563-2 Combination Analog 24...

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The timer is used on an Electric Point of Use 2.5 water heater. Currently I get hot water only about two hours in the evening. Before it was --on demand. I opened the timer box and one of the timer box"...


No overcharges here Ms bernarda

If I understand correctly you have Intermatic timer with a yellow dial
You have the Intermatic timer hooked to a small 2-1/2 gallon point-of-use water heater
Your point-of-use water heater is working fine
The timer turns on the water heater once a day instead of twice a day

And it seems like one of the tripper pins has fallen off the yellow dial
The tripper pin is missing and you can't find it or put it back.
You can turn off the electricity and poke around the bottom of the timer box and see if tripper pin can be pulled out using tweezers
Do you know Grainger sells Intermatic tripper pins for $1.67 plus shipping?
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/INTERMATIC-Timer-Tripper-2E054?Pid=search

Now, if this is not the right answer, you post a response and we can probably help

Oct 21, 2010 | Intermatic T101 - 24 Hr. Dial Time Switch...

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Need instructions for T.R.A.C. dial hot water heater timer - not sure whether pins pushed in = off and out = on or vica versa


I thought I knew every water heater timer possible.

Never heard of T.R.A.C.
Is that a European timer?

Here's what to do. Set the pins one direction or the other. Start with cool water in tank, so it will turn on for sure when power is applied. Turn on power. Put your ear against water heater. Listen for bubbly-fizzing sound that tells you water heater is on.

Check label on side of tank to see voltage & wattage of tank. Watt rating for dual element tanks is same as element wattage, since only one element is ON at a time. Generally, 240V electric tanks are 3500, 4500, and 5500 watts. That is 16 amps, 21 amps and 23 amps. Make sure your timer has amp rating to match water heater.

Oct 06, 2010 | Hardware & Accessories

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Manual lever setting for water heater timer


post a close up of the timer and i will tryto assist you.
normally it dosent matter where the lever is as it should reset itself after each comlete operation . ie if you turn it on it should turn off when it reaches a preset off cam pin. or position indicator lever.

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