Timer wiring help


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Old 11-14-15, 01:56 PM
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Timer wiring help

Im not sure where I went wrong. The timer is getting power but the light attached to it will not turn on. The fusebox is to the right, to the left is the light. Thanks in advance for any help here.


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Old 11-14-15, 02:07 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

First off you have no trippers. On the dial there should be a "on" and "off" tripper that activates the part circled red to switch the load on and off. You can buy these at the big orange store. I believe your clock is an Intermatic.

Can you get the light to work if you manually flip the switch? (move the circled part in the "on" direction)

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Old 11-14-15, 02:12 PM
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Thanks! No. I haven't installed the trippers. I am trying to get it to turn on by the switch.
 
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Old 11-14-15, 02:24 PM
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How did you determine the timer is getting power?
 
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Old 11-14-15, 02:58 PM
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I can hear the timer clicking. Thanks for responding. Still can't figure it. Im not an electrician but I think its wired correctly...?
 
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Old 11-14-15, 03:01 PM
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If the red wire is the hot, and the black wire is the switch leg to the light, then it appears to be wired correctly. What kind of light are you using?
 
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Old 11-14-15, 03:12 PM
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Its the light up sign for my business. The previous timer stopped keeping time but the sign would light if i flipped the switch. Now...nothing.
 
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Old 11-14-15, 04:01 PM
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What model timer is that..... T-???

You appear to have the line and load backwards on the timer. The black/line should be on 2 and the load/red should be on 3.

If the line and load are backwards.... the clock will work as long as the switch is tripped ON.
 
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Old 11-14-15, 06:48 PM
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Intermatic used to make a nice little mechanical timer, but any more I won't waste my money. A contractor cannot afford to send a service truck on a call back when the timer stops controlling the lights within 30 days. The best way a contractor can cut his losses is to send the service truck back with a Tork clock and trash the Intermatic and be done with it.
 
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Old 11-14-15, 07:18 PM
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It's a shame.... the Intermatic's used to be the Cadillac of timers.
 
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Old 11-15-15, 04:50 AM
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It's a shame.... the Intermatic's used to be the Cadillac of timers.
Yes it is, they used to be very economical too. Get burned a couple times and you would agree. Intermatic does however make some nice electronic clocks, but programming can be a little tricky. Not just any guy on a service truck can program them.
 
 

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