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I use the timer T104P3 to switch the pool pump

I use the timer T104P3 to switch the swimming pool pump. The installation worked very good without problems. But now the timer is not turning anymore. I can switch the pump on and off by the the manual switch, but I want to use the timer to control the pump time. What can I do?

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Is timer the problem


I would think whatever is hooked up to the timer is bad. Not the timer itself. Disconnect/unplug the pool pump from the timer and see if the timer trips the breaker.

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Intermatic t104p3 pool timer will turn pump ""ON" with Manual Switch but will not shut "OFF" using Manual Toggle. Pool store showed me how to remove and look at the contacts on...


Thank you for including model number so answer can be accurate as possible.

T104P3 timer works with manual override so timer is basically sound.
Clock dial rotates and keeps good time, so WG1573 240Volt clock motor is good.
Trippers do not click on-off lever, so trippers are suspect.
Trippers are made to wear down so that timer mechanism lasts years longer.

Order extra clock motor and trippers at Grainger
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/timer-accessories/timers/electrical/ecatalog/N-8hi

See wiring diagram:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-T104-Intermatic-timer.html

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How to set Intermatic T104P3 - Pool-Spa Mechanical Time Switch... I believe this is the correct model. There are no instructions or data left on the gray metal box to verify what it is.. I got the model...


The T-104 is a 240Volt timer that will not work for 120V circuits
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-T104-Intermatic-timer.html

The above link gives you information about the T104 T103 T101 in case you need to buy another timer
The difference is the voltages on the lines and voltage of the clock

1) How to sort out what you have:
-Which circuit breaker operates the timer and pump? If your circuit breaker is 240, then the pump is 240 and the timer is 240 so you most likely have the T-104
-To double-check: turn off the power and look at the name plate on the pump >>> the name plate will show voltage of the pump
-If breaker is 120, then you have T-101 that has three terminal screws inside the timer, or you have T-103 with 5 terminal screws inside the timer.

OK that's the basic information:
You say your trippers don't work.
Does the manual override work?

2) If the manual override does NOT work when you click it back and forth, and the unit has electricity, then the timer is probably bad. You can buy a new timer, and swap out the insides with old timer without replacing box.

3) If the manual override DOES work, then best news of all ... you may need new tripper pins
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/timer-accessories/timers/electrical/ecatalog/N-8hi

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/INTERMATIC-Timer-Tripper-2E054?Pid=search
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