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The timer dial has to be pushed in manually to get it to engage the gears (really hard to do). Now when we pull it out, the water does not come on.

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The timer knob and or the timer may need replacing here is a link for checking and replacing http://appliancehelponline.com/topwashertimervideo.html
The inner knob teeth tend to wear off on the ge top loaders, so check that first. You might have also broke the screw tabs that hold the timer in place from having to push it hard.

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I have a Dayton time switch hot water heater timer model 2E214 7 day timer in a house that I just bought. Don't really understand how to use it. Where can I find a manual or user guide? Or can someone ...


1) Dayton 2E214 timer is Grainger number for Intermatic 7801B timer.
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/INTERMATIC-Electromechanical-Indoor-7-Day-2E214

2) Grainger page also show extra on-off trippers for the timer

3) Same/similar timer shows for water heater on following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Boxtype.html#T7400

4) I have a similar manual in my files:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/t7802b-2no-2nc.pdf

5) Intermatic site is offline this weekend but link to iNTERMATIC manuals is following:
http://www.intermatic.com/products/timers/mechanical%20time%20switches/7%20day%2040%20amp.aspx

6) If link above does now show exact product, then type Intermatic model number into search bar, and it will show manuals.

7) To operate the timer, attach silver and gold trippers to face of dial. See image below of Intermatic 24-hour dial.
The trippers are labeled on and off.
Buy more trippers at grainger if needed.
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ON tripper pushes lever that closes circuit and turns water heater ON.
OFF tripper pushes same lever other direction that closes circuit and turns water heater OFF.
Dial rotates as time passes.
To set current time, rotate dial until current time lines up with pointer. The pointer is stationary.
I believe this model has to be reset after power outage.

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Mar 19, 2011 | Kitchen Ranges

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This unit (WH21) was installed 1 mth. ago. This is my second unit I've installed with the first being for a friend and his has "NO ISSUES". In the last week mine the second unit has failed to...


You probably have defective timer.
I test timers, and some timers arrive defective.
I have not tested WH21, so check with your friend about the indicator light.

Mechanical dial timers make audible noise, and dial should rotate as time passes and keep exact time. If dial is not rotating correctly on new timer, then something is not working correctly. The level of timer is not an issue. It sounds like the motor gear is not engaging with dial.
To test timer noise, click manual override lever. You will hear same noise each time timer turns on-off.

WH21 is SPST 21amp timer which turns off one hot wire to water heater.
WH21 is rated to work on 4500Watt 18.75 amp water heater. Or smaller wattage.
Check label on side of water heater for wattage. WH21 is not rated for 5500Watt water heater.

There are many water heater timers:
Electronic timers give more precise time control and option for shorter on-off periods.
Electronic timers are quieter and don't need to be reset after power outage.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Boxtype.html

More expensive Intermatic WH40 timer is rated for greater capacity, and has replacement motors and trippers. WH40 is noisy too, but will last for years. WH40 is SPDT so it turns off both hot wires to water heater. I prefer SPDT, and have tested WH40 and other timers shown on link above.
To order extra parts for WH40:
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/timer-accessories/timers/electrical/ecatalog/N-8hi

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Feb 16, 2011 | Electric Intermatic Wh 21 Water Heater...

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I have a Woods TM1710 outdoor timer and the instructions are not very clear. First, what is the manual overide switch. Second, what are all the on/off positions on the dial for. Third, which part of the...


Woods timers and manuals
Woods TM1710 shows at page bottom, and does not have online manual that I can find
http://waterheatertimer.org/Woods-timers-and-manuals.html

TH1710 is a promotional timer for outdoor use.
TD series and TM series timers are evidently sold at a price point, and not made with same features as more expensive timers.

That being said, TM1710 has a dial that rotates as time passes.
Poor image quality is hard to make out, but dial looks like 12 hour.
If this is true, then time programs repeat each 12 hours.
Set timer and the lights turn on-off during am hours, and then cycle repeats for pm hours.
Kinda silly to make 12-hour outdoor repeat timer since you want outdoor lights ON during pm but not am. But cheap prices sway we shoppers who later discover a saw horse that is supposed to balance on 2 legs.

To set ON-OFF times, there are segments located around outer edge of dial.
Pull segments up or leave them pushed down to set ON-OFF.
Most timers are OFF during hours when segments are pulled up, and ON when segments down, but this timer may be opposite.

Manual override is button or switch that overrides timer functions and turns light ON full time.
Again poor image quality makes it impossible to see manual override, but it looks like manual override is white button to lower right of dial.
If that button is manual override, then it appears to rotate.
Usually you set override one direction to override, and other direction for timer to operate


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Timer will not turn water heater ON at set time, has to be done manually. However, it will turn water heater OFF at set time.


If this is new installation, check wiring. Hot and Load wires might be reversed.
Check that ON OFF trippers are both attached to yellow dial.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-WH40.html

If timer worked fine before, and started missing recently, then tripper pins probably worn out.
Trippers contact mechanical lever, and push lever on-and-off.
Trippers are softer metal and designed to wear out before lever.
If lever is worn out, timer needs to be replaced, but try new trippers first.
Buy trippers at Grainger
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/INTERMATIC-Timer-Tripper-2E054?Pid=search
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/timer-accessories/timers/electrical/ecatalog/N-8hi

How WH40 timer works:
Clock motor rotates dial.
ON-OFF trippers on dial contact lever.
ON tripper pushes lever one direction.
OFF tripper pushes lever other direction.
Lever moves electrical contacts together, or pulls contacts apart.
When lever moves on-and-off, manual override lever also snaps back and forth with audible clicking sound.

Using q-tip, add touch of white grease to lever where trippers contact.

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Nov 25, 2010 | Intermatic WH40 - Water Heater Time Switch...

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Timer is working but stops but stops at the on and off points like it don't have enough power to engage switch, timer is less then year old.


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The pins push the lever.

New T-104 comes with a bit of white grease on the lever.

The lever is connected to the manual override.
Click the manual override back and forth. It should click firm and crisp.
If the manual override is sluggish or it sticks, then timer might be bad ... buy a new T-104 and snap the new insides into the box without changing out the box ... and if you bought it at the local store, then return the new timer with the old insides.

If the manual override works crisp and clean, then the clock motor may be bad.
Clock motors and Intermatic timers run for years, but the clock gears are plastic.
You can buy a T-100 series 240Volt clock motor at WW Grainger for $16
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/INTERMATIC-Time-Clock-Motor-1PNK2?Pid=search
I think you need a small star screwdriver to change clock motor

Finally, the main dial gears are steel. If timer is exposed to moisture and dirt, the gears can get rusty and that might cause dial to stall. Snap out the insides and clean out the dirt, spray a bit of WD-40. Turn off electricity because WD-40 is extremely flammable.

Up-vote if this information helped. Thanks for the feed back.

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Time clock face doesn't move


make sure that you see the gears turning inside through the inspection port above and to the right of the dial. Make sure the dial is set to the proper time and that it pushed in to place when released. You pull the yellow dial toward you to set the time, if it does not go back (spring loaded), then there is a problem and you can try to seal the dial manually as sometimes the gears done line up. Also make sure the on/off trippers are not interfering with the dial going back into place.

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We have a GE WJRR4170 washer, with the same problem. At first I thought I might have to unscrew the entire control panel just to replace the knob. However, replacing the knob turns out to be easy.

Right behind the knob, holding it in place, is a nylon/plastic retainer clip. If you pull out the knob (into the "start" position), you will get easier access to the retainer clip. You can use a flathead screwdriver to push the clip out. The knob then will slide easily off the metal stem. A GE replacement knob costs $9 or $10, depending on the source.

Shame on GE, but the knob is designed terribly. The part of it that engages the dial has eight, flimsy plastic teeth. At any time, four of these are supposed to engage four little slots in the dial. However, the way the knob is designed, there will be a lot of wear and tear on these plastic teeth, so they'll wear out on every single machine.

Good luck to the many people who will have this problem!

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yes this sounds like a timer it sounds like it is getting stuck in the cycle. replace the timer and this will clear up the problem

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