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I have a intermatic digital 3 circuit timer and can't figure out how to program my 2 speed pool pump . i want to run the high speed from 9am to 1pm and the low speed from 1pm to 5pm

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1) You have P1353 timer.
This is a complicated timer for beginner because timer can be set up many different ways for multiple operations.

Open following link for manual: The manual is a large file and may be impossible to download on dial-up.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-trippers-and-parts.html#P1353
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intermatic-P1353-manual.pdf
Smaller manual is available but some pages are turned sideways which is not so handy.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/P1353ME-instructions.pdf


P1353 instructions start page 28 of larger manual.
Manual is longer than space allowed for free answer, so we can work in stages.
At any time, you add a comment and I will respond -and/or send a photo of your wiring, etc
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6568559-post_photograph_fixya_questions_answers

1) You want Mode 2 so low and high speeds are not turned ON at same time.
2) Wiring requirement: High speed is connected to terminal 3, low speed connected to terminal 2 as shown in fig 4-4 > this is where you can send a photo or add a comment and clarify how your timer is wired.

3) Page 30 goes through steps for setting the mode. Remember you want Mode 2.
4) Page 31 shows how to set current time of day.

5) Page 31-2 shows steps for programming each circuit.
Assuming that your wiring matches fig 4-4 mentioned above:
High speed is circuit 1
Low speed is circuit 2

Once you digest this information, it will narrow down the questions and I can answer those one at a time with more detail if needed.
Or you can re-post a question and I will probably catch it.

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Posted on Apr 04, 2011

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2011

    Correction: low speed is connected to terminal 6, NOT terminal 2<> sorry I typed too fast.

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2011

    Re-correction: High speed is terminal 4 and low speed terminal 6 as shown in illustration 4-4.

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http://waterheatertimer.org/Digital-control-centers-and-manuals.html#PE103
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What other equipment is being operated?

Lets assume 2 breakers, with single speed pump.
30 amp breaker and 10 gauge wire for pump
20 amp breaker and 12 gauge wire for cleaner
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http://waterheatertimer.org/images/P1403ME-timer-wiring.jpg

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PE153 comes with P1353 timer.
The timer instruction manual is too long to copy.
Read manual, and add a comment with specific question about any part of manual.
Add as many comments as needed.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/P1353ME-instructions.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-trippers-and-parts.html#P1353

P1353 is 3-channel timer.
3-channels means that timer can control 3 separate circuits, each with different timing schedule.

Timer has 5 different modes.
Page 13 of manual shows modes.
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http://waterheatertimer.org/images/P1353ME-2-speed-motor-500.jpg

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I have a new 2 speed pool pump. I have the wiring diagram that came with your unit, but I'm not an electrician. Is there any way to get a wiring diagram with the wiring colors noted so I can just do the...


Fixya does not sell Intermatic P1353 timer. We answer questions for do-it-yourselfers like yourself.
Open following link for Intermatic P1353 manuals with wiring and programming diagrams.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-trippers-and-parts.html#P1353

1) It is very likely that pump wires will change over color-for-color, but I am electrician and would never do that because I would not want to burn out my new motor without poking around first. I would look at manual for old motor and compare with manual for new motor. I would certainly read the new manual and compare where wires are connected to timer.

2) As a general rule with P1353 timer, High speed connects to terminal 4. Low speed connects to terminal 6. The remaining wire connects to terminal 3 with a jumper wire to terminal 5.

3) This information applies only if you are replacing a 2-speed pump, and timer was wired by diagrams shown in the manual, and timer is correctly programmed for MODE2 2-speed pump.

4) You can add a comment for more free help. I will answer back. I know this timer front and back, it is complicated for novice. And you should remember that I do not know what is inside your pump manual unless you tell me, and I do not read minds.

5) You can also pay for fixya expert to work with you while you work on pump.

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It's been a long time since I have had to re-set my Intermatic Pool timer. The label on the inside of the box says it is a T104P3 model but it is not. It has no wheel time setter. It's digital with...


1) Send photo:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6568559-post_photograph_fixya_questions_answers

2) Open following link to identify timer and download manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-trippers-and-parts.html#P1353

3) Add a comment with specific question if you need help programming P1353.
If each circuit is independent and can be turned ON at same time, then set Mode 1
If you have 2-speed pump, set timer to Mode 2.
Mode 2 makes sure that both circuits cannot be ON at same time.

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Intermatic Digital 3-Circuit Timer Mechanism P1353ME i want to change the cycle times for my 2 speed pool pump. i want to run the high speed from 9am till 1pm and the low speed from 1pm till 5pm.


Same answer applies as one sent earlier.
Take some time and read answer, or re-post question and pay for interactive answer with fixya expert who can walk you through the steps for a price.

1) You have P1353 timer.
This is a complicated timer for beginner because timer can be set up many different ways for multiple operations.

Open following link for manual: The manual is a large file and may be impossible to download on dial-up.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-trippers-and-parts.html#P1353
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intermatic-P1353-manual.pdf
Smaller manual is available but some pages are turned sideways which is not so handy.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/P1353ME-instructions.pdf

P1353 instructions start page 28 of larger manual.
Manual is longer than space allowed for free answer, so we can work in stages.
At any time, you add a comment and I will respond -and/or send a photo of your wiring, etc
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6568559-post_photograph_fixya_questions_answers

1) You want Mode 2 so low and high speeds are not turned ON at same time.
2) Wiring requirement: High speed is connected to terminal 3, low speed connected to terminal 2 as shown in fig 4-4 > this is where you can send a photo or add a comment and clarify how your timer is wired.

3) Page 30 goes through steps for setting the mode. Remember you want Mode 2.
4) Page 31 shows how to set current time of day.

5) Page 31-2 shows steps for programming each circuit.
Assuming that your wiring matches fig 4-4 mentioned above:
High speed is circuit 1
Low speed is circuit 2

Once you digest this information, it will narrow down the questions and I can answer those one at a time with more detail if needed.
Or you can re-post a question and I will probably catch it.

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My intermatic pool tmer will not set time or let me auto. turn to on so I can't filter or backwash pool


Problem points to electric power.

1) For best possible free answer, please add a comment and give model number that shows inside timer door.
This will give expert access exact manual for the equipment you have, and show what voltage you are working with.

2) You can also review Intermatic pool timer sell sheet, and pool timer site to help identify product:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Pool-and-spa-catalog.pdf
http://www.poolandspacontrols.com/products.aspx

3) If you have mechanical dial timer, see if manual override works.
And then check electric power.
Check circuit breaker.
Check if manual override works.

4) If you have P1353 digital electronic timer:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/P1353ME-digital-time-clock-mechanism.jpg
P1353 digital electronic timers have auto setting.
Check programming.
Programming for P1353 is complicated, and longer than space allowed for free answer.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intermatic-P1353-manual.pdf
Programming starts on page 25, and you can add a comment about any specific part of manual that is confusing.

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How do I connect wiring and do programming for P1353 timer for my 2 speed pool pump? Thanks,


P1353 is a very complicated for beginner.
Open following link for manual: P1353 starts on Page 25
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intermatic-P1353-manual.pdf

Following steps are general introduction.
You can add a comment about specific steps.

1) Select timer voltage: see page 26 manual
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/P1353-voltage-selection-100.jpg
Timer can control 120V or 240V circuits.
P13553 default voltage for clock motor is 240V.
If circuit breaker that supplies power to timer is 240V, then no change is needed.
If circuit breaker that supplies power to timer is 120V, then change jumper on back of timer to 120.
Timer mechanism snaps out of box using thumb spring located top inside box.

2) Wiring
Open link to see general wiring for P1353:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/P1353-timer-350.jpg
-Bare ground wires connect to green screw

-Line wires are power wires from circuit breaker.
For example Line wires are 240Volt, and there is 1 black wire and 1 white
Black connects to terminal 1
White connects to terminal 2
Add a jumper wire (short piece of same-gauge wire) from terminal 1 to terminal 3
Add a second jumper wire from terminal 3 to terminal 5
This will put power to clock motor and put power to switches

-Load wires go to 2-speed pump: see wiring diagram page 28
There are 3 Load wires for 2-speed pump: Usually these wires are: Black for speed-1, Red for speed-2, and White
Black speed-1 connects to terminal 6
Red speed-2 connects to terminal 4
White motor wire connects to terminal 2 to complete circuit to motor.

3) Programming.
-Manual shows specific programming starting on page 27.
Timer has 3 circuits. Each circuit is independent of other circuit, making this a 3-channel timer.

-Select different MODES when programming timer
Select MODE 2: circuit 1 and circuit 2 will never be ON at same time, which is intended for 2-speed pump operation.

-Programming steps start on page 30 where you select MODE 2
Actual programming steps are straightforward

-Add a comment if you have difficulties and I will answer.
Also contact Intermatic directly if you encounter a glitch:
http://www.intermatic.com/customer%20service.aspx

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How do I connect my 2 speed pool motor?


1) You might need a different timer.
240Volt T106 has one NO terminal and one NC terminal.
http://www.intermatic.com/~/media/files/intermatic/products/instructions/timers/t106r%20-%20english.ashx

2) Terminal 1 is NC terminal
NC terminal is 'normally closed' so electricity flows continually through this terminal.
For example you can connect this terminal to speed-1.
So speed-1 is on until timer turns on, and then electricity is turned off to NC terminal and speed-1 stops.

3) Terminal 4 is NO terminal
NO terminal is 'normally open' so electricity flows through this terminal only when timer turns on.
For example you can connect this terminal to speed-2.
So NO terminal only has power when timer turns on.
When timer turns off, NO terminal turns off and NC terminal turns on again.

4) As you can see, the problem with T106 timer is that pool motor is continually running.
Either speed-1 is on, or speed-2 is on.

5) Here's how to wire T106 for 240V two-speed pump:
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White connects to terminal A
Black connects to terminal 3.
Three wires go to motor.
Speed-1 connects to terminal 1 probably black wire
Speed-2 connects to terminal 2 probably red wire
Remaining motor wire connects to terminal A probably white wire
Ground wires connect to green ground screw.

6) Usually, 2-speed pool pumps are wired to dual timer like T10404R
So each speed is wired to a separate timer.
With this timer, each speed is connected to separate timer, and then the pump can be turned off when neither speed is needed.
http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-2-Speed-Timer-208-277-T10404R/dp/B002UBPCDW/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hi_1

7) However there is a newer electronic timer P1353ME and P1353ME-6 and PE153 that can control 3 different loads. This timer snaps into any T106 box.
For example speed-1 is one load, speed-2 is another load, and a pool light can be third load, or simply do not use third load.
http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-P1353ME-3-Circuit-Digital-Switch/dp/B001DSEC7A

http://1000bulbs.com/product/3352/ELEC-PE153.html

8) I am familiar with wiring and programming for P1353 timer, and you can post again on fixya, and I will catch the question.

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P1353 manual with wiring and programming appear on following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intermatic-P1353-manual.pdf

1) To clear all programming, press MODE button located above PROG button. Use paper click and hold in MODE button for 5 seconds until display shows SET MODE and the Mode Number blinks.(page 30).

2) Use ENTER button to to review events for each circuit. At this point, you can reprogram timer.
Use PROGRAM button to advance to next circuit and go to next programming feature. (page 31)

3) Don't forget, when reprogramming timer, and you want each circuit to operate independently, then select MODE 1 (page 33).

4) P1353 timer can control 3 different circuits. And programming for each circuit can be independent, or linked by selecting different MODE (page 33).
Linking programs let you control 2-speed motor for example, with each speed controlled by separate circuit.

5) You can set up to 3 programs for each circuit.

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1. Press PROG Key to cycle through menu options.
2. Press UP and DOWN arrow keys to change program settings.
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4. Press ON/OFF keys to manually turn devices ON or OFF.

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