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I dont know how to connect the power and the electrical wall timer to my utiltech 11/2hp lawnpump. where do i connect the constent power and switch power. i see L1 and A n the electric area

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How to connect a light timer switch


Timer is not identified.
Add a comment and describe timer, and say if timer has wires, then describe color of wires on timer.
If you have box type timer, then add comment with model number that appears on door.

1) There are two types of in-wall timers: battery-operated timers and electric-powered timers are wired differently.
Open following link for typical single-pole electric-power timer wiring.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Programmable.html#wire

2) There are two more variations on in-wall timers.
Battery-operated timers can be used to replace single-pole and 3-way switches.
Open following link to see timers that work for 3-way.
The wiring is more complicated for 3-way timers since each model wires differently
http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timers-and-manuals.html#15071

Oct 04, 2011 | Electrical Supplies

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Im trying to install a Utilitech 0192773 self adjusting wall timer. It has four wires, black(hot), red(hot), white(neutral) and green(ground). I have a standard three light switch plate(outside light,entry...


Thank you for clear description of wiring, switches, and for including timer model number.

1) Open following link for ez programming and wiring for Utilitec.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Program-wire-Utilitec-0192773.html

2) Your single-pole switch has 2 wires.
0192773 replaces single-pole switch only.
Black wire that connects each of the switches is Hot wire: connect this wire to timer Black wire.
Other black wire that connects to switch goes to load: connect this wire to timer red wire.
Timer white wire connects to white wires that are covered with wire nut.
Timer green connects to bare ground wire.

3) How to connect stranded wire and solid wire
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-twist-electric-wire.html#stranded

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7 Day Wall Switch Timer ( older model with acrilc cover) when its on the lights start blinking and they dont stop util you take out the battery......thanks


Question: Is this old timer that started malfunctioning?

If this is older timer, that worked correctly before, then the timer has gone bad.
You can reset timer, and then re-programming.
But without knowing which timer, it's hard to say if timer has reset button or if you hold down two buttons to perform the reset.
Add a comment with better description of timer: plug-in, outdoor, in-wall, programmable, or dial-type.
Describe buttons and location exactly.
Is there a switch on the side? Or a slide button on top.
Is outlet 3-prong? How many outlets? Are outlets on front of timer or sides?
Nobody carries repair parts for old timers.

I can probably find new model with same features

If this is new installation, and timer replaces wall switch, it sounds like the wiring is wrong or timer is busted.
Again I need a very specific description of the timer, and the timer wires, and the wires inside box, and the switch it replaced.

There are 100's of timers out there, in all shapes and sizes, with different features ... and I know most of them.
But need more info.
http://picclick.com/Amazon/Home-Improvement/Electrical/Timers/

Dec 13, 2010 | Hardware & Accessories

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I bought a utiltech in wall self adjusting timer for my outside lights and the clock is running too fast...about 1 minute every 12 seconds. Can you help me?


Sounds like a bad timer, I've had a number of people who've had problems with them lately. Best thing is to return it a try another one...

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Am replacing an old wall timer with a GE Smart Digital Timer. The old timer had two black wires connected to two black wires from the wall. The new timer however has red, black, white and green wires. I...


I've tested these timers.
Here's what to do:
1) Connect green to bare copper
2) Switch has 2 wires. For now, connect these two wires to timer-black and timer-red. Choose either one.
3) In back of wall box are white neutral wires twisted together and covered with wire nut. Timer-white wire connects to these white neutral wires. This action gives power to time clock.
4) If wall box does not have white neutrals described above, then connect timer-white to bare ground wire. Bare ground connects to neutral busbar in breaker box.
5) Turn on power and click manual override button or switch. If lights turn on, timer is wired correctly. If lights do not turn on, then reverse timer-red and timer-black wires.

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I am replacing an old intermatic model EJ341 spring wound timer with a GE15086 digital in wall timer. The old intermatic timer has two black wires from each side (I dont know which one is hot). Each of the...


GE 15086 is a 7-day programmable timer. It has more wires than spring-wound timer because clock motor runs on 120V circuit, just like ordinary electric clock. The clock on spring wound timer operated by a spring.
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If I understand correctly, the old timer has 2 wires. One of these wires is the Hot wire ... and that wire will connect to GE timer black wire.
The other wire from old timer goes to Load ... and that wire will go to GE timer red wire.

Instructions on a lot of these timers say, it timer doesn't work, then reverse the two wires described above ... this is because timer only works when Timer black connects to Hot.

You can also turn on power and test each wire that came off old switch to bare ground wire. When tester lights up, that is Hot wire.

GE timer Green wire connects to bare ground wire.

Moving on to GE timer white wire. This wire is necessary for the clock to run. This wire connects to Neutral wire which is usually white. You can test for Neutral by testing Hot wire to each white wire in box ... when tester comes on, that is Neutral.

If you do not have a white Neutral wire, then connect GE timer white wire to bare ground wire. This is not code, but it will work fine until you hire electrician to run Neutral into box.

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Installing a 7 day digital wall timer


Swylite LST100 timer has 4 wires. Red, Blue, Black, White
Timer has more wires than wall switch because timer has electric clock inside. And with + series Swylite timer, it also has led bulb that needs power.

Timer can replace ordinary on-off switch
-On-off switch has 2 screws, so 2 wires (plus ground wire) connect to on-off switch
-Three of the four timer wires are used when replacing on-off switch
-Red wire is not used, it is capped off

Timer can replace 3-way switch
-Three way switch has 3 screws, so 3 wires (plus ground wire) connect to 3-way switch
-One of the screws on 3-way switch is colored dark (it is crucial to identify the wire that comes off dark screw so timer can be wired correctly)

Lets replace on-off switch see diagram
Timer black goes to Hot wire
Timer blue goes to Load (light, fan, motor)
Timer white goes to Neutral
Timer red is capped off.

How to check which wire is Hot, Neutral and Load
Switch you are replacing has 2 wires > one is Hot, the other goes to Load
Remove these two wires. Separate wires so you can test. Turn on power. Tape tester leads to wood sticks so hands are away from power. Test each wire to bare copper wire.
When tester lights up >> that is Hot wire >> please connect this wire to Timer black wire
The other wire goes to Load >> please connect this wire to Timer blue wire.
Now test for Neutral. Test Hot wire to other wires inside box. Neutral should be white. When tester lights up, that is Neutral. Please connect Timer white wire to neutral. IF YOU DO NOT have a neutral, you can connect Timer white to bare ground wire until you have time to drop a Neutral into the box.

Replace a 3-way switch see diagram
Three-way switch has 3 wires.
Identify which wire connects to Dark screw on switch >> and then please connect this wire to Timer Black wire.
Timer white wire connects to Neutral
Timer blue and red wires connect to other two wires that came off switch ... they connect to either one.

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Can you please provide instructions for connecting Utilitech Self-Adjusting Wall Timer- #0192773. My electrical box has only 3 wires 2 black and 1 green ground.


What you are describing is a wall electrical box for a "Wwitch Loop". What this means is that the power source (Hot and Neutral) go to the light first. What the electrician has done is run a wire from the light in which one wire is the hot leg from the source and the other one is the "switched leg" which runs back to the light as controled on-off power to it. The only legitimate way to use this timer would be to replace the wire from the wall switch to the light with a 3 conductor cable (3 current carrying wires and a bare ground or green wire). This would allow you to bring the hot and neutral along with the controlled "switched leg" as this time requires a constant source of power for the timer itself. Don't be tempted to let someone tell you to use the ground wire as a neutral. It is not safe to do that.

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I do not need an expert, the instruction sheet got wet, so I cannot read it for utiltech self adj. wall timer.


You are asking for a Utilitec manual but don't specify which manual that fixya expert should provide free of charge, which is why you don't need an expert?
Open following link for several different Utilitec timer manuals.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Program-wire-Utilitec-0192773.html

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Trying to replace Intermatic with Utilitech inwall timers. Have 2 black wires in wall box with other switches for other lights. Which of the Utilitech 4 wires- black, red, white & green get conected to...


The wires on your new switch are intended for black = power .. white = neutral . and red = lights .. with two black wires on the old switch I am assuming that there is a bundle of white wires in that wall box, the white timer needs to join that bundle ... then you need to determine which black wire is the power from the electrical panel ( voltage tester) and connect to the black timer wire .. the red timer wire connects to the other black wire in the wall..

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