Question about Intermatic R8806P101C - Sprinkler-Irrigation Timer - 14-Day Skipper - NEMA

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The yellow time dial has stopped turning and the auto switch cannot activate the sprinklers

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If I understand correctly, the manual override does not work, and the clock dial does not turn.

It seems odd that both things would happen together. Usually the clock motor stops but the manual override still works.

Check that your timer has electricity. Check your breaker. It sounds like the electricity is off.

Does your manual override snap clean and crisp, or it it sluggish? If the manual override is sluggish, the timer mechanism may be rusted.

Snap the timer out from the box and look at the condition of the gears, and the override lever. If the timer is rusty and the manual override does not snap clean and crisp, then the timer needs to be replaced. Buy a new timer and swap out the insides without changing the box.

You might need a clock motor

Snap out the mechanism and get the number off clock

Intermatic site shows pages of clock motors: They are priced high, but cheaper than new timer.
https://www.intermaticstore.com/ASPI700W.pgm?task=menucntrl&menuopt=TM

Aplus supply sells assortment of Intermatic clock motors.
http://www.aplussupply.com/intermatic/timermotors.htm

To search these pages quickly for your clock numbers, use browser Find (Click edit at top of bowser, click Find)

Intermatic has a page with manuals:
Open page, click plus next to timers and scroll down to sprinkler and irrigation timers
http://www.intermatic.com/customer%20service/instruction%20manuals.aspx
It's good to have the manual on hand in case the product is discontinued

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

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Intermatic dial doesn't automatically switch sprinklers


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Question posted under R8806P101C 240Volt sprinkler timer.
With different timer, add a comment for possible help:

Open following links to identify timer and replacement parts, and see typical manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-trippers-and-parts.html#sprinkler
http://www.intermatic.com/~/media/files/intermatic/products/instructions/timers/r8806p101c%20-%20english.ashx
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If zones are not advancing, then 1) Clock motor is not rotating dial > replace clock motor, 2) on-off trippers are worn down > replace trippers, 3) or the day skipper is set to skip all days and all skipper pins are pushed down, 4) or sprinkler valve is bad.

The sprinkler timer dial rotates each 24 hours. The trippers cause sprinkler head to turn on zone 1 for example. Zone 1 waters until the dial rotates to part of dial with no tripper. Without a tripper on the dial, the timer turns off circuit to sprinkler. At this point, the sprinkler valve mechanically advances to zone 2 and waits for timer to turn off again. The timer does not advance sprinkler to next zone > the sprinkler valve is designed to advance each time circuit turns off. The timer just turns on and off. When next tripper rotates around, the timer turn on the circuit and zone 2 begins to water.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/How-to-Set-and-Troubleshoot-Intermatic-sprinkler-timer.pdf

The silver pin inserted at 12midnight position is for advancing the day skipper wheel.
Open following link for parts and resources:
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If the yellow dial is not keeping time first check to see if the motor is wired correctly. If yellow dial is keeping time make sure you have the pins inserted correctly. see the parts list here.
Please see following link for parts list and Instructions
http://sbeelectricandhvac.com/doc_details/124-intermatic-model-r8806p101c-manual.html

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R88 series timers at Intermatic.
Click on model number to see manual:
http://www.intermatic.com/products/timers/mechanical%20time%20switches/sprinkler%20irrigation%20timers.aspx

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At fixya, we're not supposed to copy-paste from manual, but manual says information clearly.
If timer has the day-skipper wheel located lower left of large yellow dial:
Not every timer has day-skipper wheel, in which case timer works same for each day.
TO SKIP DAYS: Turn black skipper wheel COUNTER-CLOCKWISE
until today's day is in front of "14" arrow. Press pins DOWN on days
of NO watering. The skipper wheel must have all pins UP for daily
watering.

Additional instructions:
1. TO SET FIRST ZONE: For watering, push gold pin into slot on yellow
dial at desired ON time. For each 12 minutes of additional watering
add one pin WITHOUT skipping a slot.
2. TO CHANGE ZONES: Leave one blank slot on yellow dial after ON
line (gold pin), and valve will automatically advance to next zone.
3. TO SET ADDITIONAL ZONES: Repeat steps 1 and 2. REMEMBER
to leave blank space between zones
4. TO SET TIME OF DAY: Turn yellow dial CLOCKWISE, until correct
line is at end of silver time pointer. Do NOT turn silver pointer.
5. TO SKIP DAYS: Turn black skipper wheel COUNTER-CLOCKWISE
until today's day is in front of "14" arrow. Press pins DOWN on days
of NO watering. The skipper wheel must have all pins UP for daily
watering.
6. PUT SELECTOR SWITCH IN AUTO: This switch can be used to turn
the system ON or OFF for manual operation without affecting the set
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http://www.intermatic.com/~/media/files/intermatic/products/instructions/timers/t8845pv%20-%20english.ashx

The timer is used to power a low-voltage sprinkler solenoid valve.
A solenoid is an electrical switch that opens and closes a gas line or water line.

The yellow wires go to your sprinkler system solenoid valve.
The solenoid is the valve that turns water on-and-off.

The 120Volt electric cable that runs the timer connects to the Line and Neutral terminals.
Black to Line terminal, white to neutral terminal

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Lift and rotate dial until current time lines up with silver pointer

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Rotate skipper wheel counterclockwise until current day lines up with 14 arrow

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Put pins on wheel at the time you want watering to take place.
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http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-trippers-and-parts.html#sprinkler
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/R8806P101C-timer-778.jpg

1) The silver pin goes at 12 midnight on large yellow dial. This pin advances the skipper wheel each day.
2) Turn yellow dial clockwise until current time lines up with silver pointer.
3) Rotate skipper wheel counter-clockwise until today's day (Monday) is in front of 14 arrow.
4) To skip a day of watering, the skipper pin is pushed down for that day. So you want to push down Monday and Tuesday.
For watering, the skipper pins is up for that day. So you want The skipper pin up for Tuesday.
5) The brass trippers are inserted on yellow wheel. Each brass tripper represents 12 minutes of watering for example. So if you want to water for 1/2 hour, then put two consecutive pins on the yellow timer wheel. For 1 hour, put 4 consecutive pins.

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Open following link for Intermatic sprinkler-timer parts list
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-trippers-and-parts.html#sprinkler

If yellow dial is not keeping correct time, then clock motor has gone bad.
Replace clock motor.

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