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I have an imersion heater and want to fit a timer on it. Do i need to get an electrician in to do this?

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The imersion heaters that i am familiure with ,plug into an outlet you should be able to find a timer that plugs into the outlet and then the imersion heater plugs into the timer.If not then yes you should consult with a electician.

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* Call electrician or plumber for service.

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* Mechanical timers have several parts that do burn out and needs replacement (suggest using an electrician)
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* The timer does make a "whirling" clock noise, but the area may be too noisy for you to check.
* The timer motor (if visible) does move when powered. But this may be difficult to observe as it's usually mounted in a box.
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* Note: if you already have the same brand and model timer replacement then you can just replace the "guts"
* DIY replacement (GE); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tym7jmNtk8
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* Setting up and setting On/Off times; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqNZc5cW_KE
* Customer's trouble shoot timer; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7iOh_Plh2g
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