Hello everyone. I'm a pool noob. I bought a house with a pool, mainly because my wife liked this house best out of the bunch (happy wife, happy life) and also because I wanted my kid to have a pool growing up. Anyway, I have MANY problems with this pool...but one thing at a time. The T104R timer will turn off, but not on. The previous owner didn't seem to know how to turn a wrench or a screwdriver, so this house is fraught with problems. I digress. I bought new trippers to no avail. I tried to watch the timer when it was supposed to turn on, but it was like watching paint dry. I could see the actuating lever get displaced by the on tripper...it slowly moved to the right...but didn't have the patience to watch the final result. Well, when I was brushing the pool, I heard a distinct 'click.' That click was the sound of the lever returning to the off position. So, it seems as if the portion of metal that the on tripper brushes up against has been worn down or bent. I guess my only solution is to buy a new unit. The timer mechanism can be had for $40 on @mazon, but I might as well buy an entire new unit for $60-$70 from Home De Pot. I'm posting on here in hopes that someone else had this problem and solved it a cheaper way. I was actually thinking about beefing up the timer with some solder to see if that would fix the problem...but decided against it. Anyway, I've read that new trippers are supposed to solve the problem; well, I'm here to tell everyone that new trippers don't always work. I guess I'll go buy a new unit and install it...but this T104R timer seems like 1960 technology. Maybe there's a newer, more energy efficient solid state model out in the wild. Thanks for having the patience to read this.