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New 220 timer put in ,wont turn on.Vsiual chek working and its keeping time,switches look good but woont kick on?

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I wish I knew the model number.
maybe the wiring is wrong, but different model numbers have different wiring.

I wrote a page on each the T-104 and T-1906 240V timers:
It shows the wiring for 2 common Intermatic timers
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-T104-Intermatic-timer.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-T1906-Intermatic-timer.html

Now let's troubleshoot a bit:
You say the dial is rotating around.
And the dial has tripper pins in place.
What about the manual override? Does the manual override turn lights on and off?
If manual override does not turn on the Load, then your wiring is suspect.
If manual override works, then your wiring could still be wrong by one wire.

Check your tripper pins.
Are they attached and set exactly right?
Are you using both ON trippers and OFF trippers?
New 220 timer put in ,wont turn on.Vsiual chek - 1565897.jpgThe OFF tripper pushes a lever. The lever is connected to Manual override. Click manual override to see if timer can turn Load ON-and-OFF

Up-vote if this information helped. Thanks for the feedback.

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

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