Pool pump and timer wiring

Old 04-14-12, 07:16 PM
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Pool pump and timer wiring

I am replacing a toggle switch for a pool pump and timer. Each side has a black and red wire w one green ground. I bought a pass and seymour double pole 20 amp switch. I reconnected the old one with this one and reconnected the wires as they were. When i turned the electric back on the circuit tripped immediately. The circuit for the timer and pump are 15 amp each. Do I have the worng switch? Did I connect wrong wires (red to black and black to red)? Is there a way for me to figure out. The old switch was rusted and old, I do not know if the new switch is compatible. Any suggestions? Thought it was siumple enough
Old 04-14-12, 08:13 PM
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Your new
pass and seymour double pole 20 amp switch
should have come with a wiring diagram. Often they are printed on the box. Use that to determine which terminal to connect each wire to.
Old 04-15-12, 07:31 AM
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Some two pole switches are fed top line, and bottom load. Others are side to side. Look for a diagram, as Nashkat posted, on the box or go to the manufactures web site to find a diagram.

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