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I have a Tork 1101. I am confused by wiring diagram. Please help.

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Http://waterheatertimer.org/Tork-timers-and-manuals.html#1101

1) Tork 1101 has 120Volt clock motor, making this 120Volt timer.

2) 120Volt circuit has 1 black hot wire and 1 white neutral wire and 1 bare ground wire. Ground wires connect to green screw and to each other.

3) You have two cables, each cable has black, white and ground.
One cable arrives from breaker box.
One cable goes to Load (light, fan, motor, pump etc)

4) Cable arriving from breaker box:
a) Hot black connects to terminal L.
There should be a brass connector plate that connects terminals L and 1. If this plate is removed, then add a jumper wire from terminal L to terminal 1.
b) white connects to terminal X

5) Cable going to Load
a) Load black connects to terminal 2
b) Load white connects to terminal X along with other white wire.

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Can a tork timer 1101 be used to control a 240 volt pool pump motor by controlling only 1 lead of the motor thus having the other lead hot all the time?


Yes: 240 volt can be controlled by turning off 1 hot leg of 240V circuit.
But the tork 101 clock motor still requires 120Volts (unless you buy a tork 240volt 201 clock motor to replace the 120volt 101)

Copy following links for handy resource and wiring diagram:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tork-timers-and-manuals.html#1101

http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Tork-1101-wired-to-control-240.jpg

In the wiring diagram above, it shows white neutral wire running to Tork 1101 timer terminal 2. Bring this white neutral wire from any nearby 120volt outlet.
In event that you do not have this white neutral wire, you can connect ground wire to terminal 2 and that will give 120volts to the 101 clock motor.
Completing circuit to clock motor using ground wire is violation of national electric code for many reasons, however the tiny clock motor only draws 3 watts, and you will remember to bring a white neutral wire to this timer at later date so you can sleep better at night.

Additional resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/See-inside-main-breaker-box.html

http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Inside-Main-Breaker-Box-12.jpg

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Aug 27, 2013 | Hardware & Accessories

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How can onr tell if timer on Tork 1101 is not working?


Is the dial rotating?

1) Copy following link for Tork 1101 product wiring and manuals:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tork-timers-and-manuals.html#1101

2) Tork 1101 120Volt timer uses #101 clock motor.
If clock motor is working, then dial rotates around clockwise once each 24 hours... assuming timer is wired correctly.

3) Jan 2013, Add a comment and say what you are wiring.

Jan 30, 2013 | Hardware & Accessories

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I have a tork 1101 and i want to conect a sumersible pump 1 hp 230 v single phase but i dont know how can you help me.


Tork 1101 has 120Volt clock motor.
So circuit needs a neutral wire, in addition to 240Volt circuit with 2 hot wires.
Make sure brass bridge or jumper wire connects terminals L and 1.

Open following link for illustration.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Tork-1101-wired-to-control-240.jpg
Resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tork-timers-and-manuals.html#1101

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Aug 30, 2011 | TORK Hardware & Accessories

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My Tork 1101 24 hr timer has stopped working. I hear it running, but the clock will not turn. I have to turn it on and off manually for my pool pump. This happened 2 years ago, then the following year...


You might need $45 clock motor for for Tork 1101 120Volt.
http://www.frontierlighting.com/product.jsp?part=10431&process=search&show=&&gdftrk=gdfV22514_a_7c834_a_7c3267_a_7c10431

Open following link to identify timer and see replacement clock motor and trippers:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tork-timers-and-manuals.html#1101

Intermatic crossover shows T101 timer replaces 120Volt Tork 1101.
Amazon sells new Intermatic timer for $45 with super shipping
http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-T101-Hour-Dial-Timer/dp/B00002N5FN

Crossover wiring from Tork to Intermatic:
Black wire on Tork L and 1 connect to Intermatic terminal 1
White wires on Tork X connect to Intermatic terminal A
Black wire on Tork 2 connects to Intermatic terminal 2
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-T104-Intermatuic-timer.html#T101

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Jun 04, 2011 | Vacuums

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I have a Tork 1101. Please advise how to set the OFF time.


Tork 1101 is 24-hour 120Volt mechanical dial timer
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tork-timers-and-manuals.html#1101

ON-OFF trippers are placed on outer edge of dial to set on-off times.
These tripper click on-off lever back and forth.
Trippers wear out since they are intentionally made of softer metal than on-off lever

Frontier lighting carries P47 tork 1101 replacement trippers
http://www.frontierlighting.com/product.jsp?part=3495&process=search&show=&
Make sure these trippers match yours before ordering

Dec 09, 2010 | TORK Hardware & Accessories

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I have a Tork timer model number 1101 24 hr time switch. Can you tell me how to set it???


Tork 1101 is a 120V mechanical dial-type timer

c79f9b8.jpgTork 1100 series

To set timer, you lift and rotate dial. Line up current time with the word Time located to lower right of dial.

Next, place trippers on dial. Dark trippers are OFF and light-colored trippers are ON

Tork 1101 is 120V timer.
120V Black Hot wire from circuit breaker connects to Pole L
There is a brass bridge that connects Pole L and Pole 1 >> if this is missing, put a jumper wire that connects both Poles
120V White Neural wire from circuit breaker connects to Pole X
White wire going to Load (lights, fan, motor) connects to Pole X
Black wire going to Load connects to Pole 2

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Oct 14, 2010 | TORK 651A Photocell Controlled Mechanical...

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Hello can i get the instuctions for tork timer model 1191 please?


According to Intermatic conversion chart, Tork 1191 is same as Tork 1101.

Link to 1101 .pdf
Link to Tork manuals

Tork 1101 is dial-type mechanical timer. Dark pins turn OFF. Light pins turn ON.

Clock motor is 120V
Hot black wire from breaker connects to pole L
Neutral white wire from breaker connects to pole X
Removable bridge connects poles L &1 together
If bridge is gone, Hot from breaker must also connect to pole 1
Black wire to Load connects to pole 2
White wire to Load connects to pole X

Timer can control 240V Load if removable bridge between poles L and 1 is taken out.
Timer clock is still 120V: so 120V Hot still connects to pole L and neutral from breaker connect to poles X
240 V circuit has two hot lines: Hot line 1 and Hot line 2
240 volt Hot line 1 from breaker connects to pole 1
240 volt Hot line 1 to load connects to pole 2
240V Hot line 2 goes directly to Load and does not connect to any pole

Oct 04, 2010 | Hardware & Accessories

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I have a 15 yr old tork 1101 pool timer. I misplaced the tripper pins the replacements P-47 dont fit. What do I do


1) Tork P47 tripper is correct tripper for 1101 timer.
Trippers are brass-colored and black-colored.
If they do not fit timer dial you might need new timer.
http://www.frontierlighting.com/find.jsp?a=1&ID=,Photo.Cells...Time.Controls,Replacement.Trippers

2) Buy new 120Volt indoor/non-weathertight Tork T1011
To identify timer for sure:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tork-timers-and-manuals.html

3) Google search Tork 1101 shows timer cost $83

4) Intermatic cross reference shows replacement is T-101 indoor/non-weathertight
Amaxon sells T101 for 43$:
http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-T101-Hour-Dial-Timer/dp/B00002N5FN

5) Raintight/outdoor: Aplus and Lowes sell raintight outdoor T-101R for $71
http://www.lowes.com/pd_29405-251-T101RD89_0_

http://www.aplussupply.com/intermatic/timer.htm

6) Cross over wiring.
Tork terminal X is T101 terminal A
Tork terminal 1&L are T101 terminal 1
Tork terminal 2 is T101 terminal 2

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Jul 11, 2010 | TORK Digital Interval Timer Ssa100r-24

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I need a Users Manual, misplaced recent manual..please help


Open following link to identify Tork timer
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tork-timers-and-manuals.html#1101

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