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Pool Electric Timer

I have a GE Time Switch that I am having issues with. For the past few years it has been making a loud buzzing noise when on the "Timer" setting and the timer actually "on" (didn't make any noise when switch was "ON".. This year the electric is on when on all three settings ("On", "Off", "Timer") and it doesn't matter if the timer dial is in on or off. Also, it is still making the buzzing when the timer dial is "on" but no buzzing otherwise. Any ideas what could be wrong?
 
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Old 05-14-20, 11:00 AM
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Any ideas what could be wrong?
It needs to be replaced. I prefer Tork timers.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/TORK-Mechan...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
 
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Thanks. As long as I turn off the main breaker, I should have no safety issues replacing, correct?
 
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Is the 1109A Tork timer the correct model to replace what I currently have?
 
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Old 05-14-20, 11:07 PM
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Yes..... that timer is multivoltage and will work in all 120v or 120/240v or 240v applications.
We can't tell what you have with the cover on.

Your timer looks to be outdoors. If you need an outdoor timer get the Tork 1109A-O.
Tork weatherproof timer
 
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Old 05-15-20, 05:44 AM
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Hi, what is the model number of the current timer ? If you find the same one you would only have to switch the guts out and not the replace the whole timer, just a thought.
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If you find the same one you would only have to switch the guts out and not the replace the whole timer, just a thought.
True, but it's a GE!
 
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Thanks! What's the difference between the Tork 1109A and the 1109A-O?
 
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Old 05-18-20, 11:23 AM
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The O stands for outdoors.
 
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If the timer is physically located in the basement do I need the outdoor version?
 
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No. I only posted the link for the outdoor version because in your picture that timer looked to be outside.
 
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Thanks! How difficult is it going to be to wire a new timer from a different manufacturer? I can do some wiring (like replace light switches) but don't have a lot of knowledge with complex wiring. Here are some pictures of what I currently have.
 
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Old 05-27-20, 08:03 PM
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Wow...... that is a stunningly complicated timer.
It's also a multivoltage timer and it is set to 120v operation.

You have three wires.
Black line wire is 120v hot in.
White wire is neutral.
Black load wire is switched out.
Depending on the timer..... some require a jumper from hot to common of the switch.

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