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    intermatic timer stopped working

    hey guys,

    out of the blue my intermatic timer stopped working. I believe i can still hear that clicking noise on the device, but the clock dial will not move no matter what i do. I pulled it, adjusted the time again, and pushed it back, and it is still not rotating the timer dial.

    any ideas on how i can fix it? i am generally handy.

    btw, switching the pool pump manually works just fine.

    thanks in advance.
    14500 gallon plaster pool (replastered in May 2009) : 32ft.L x 4ft.D x 14ft.W
    Pentair FNS Plus 48 sqft DE filter --> New filter grids as of May 2011. I use DE for them.
    Polaris 280 & Aquabot T-Jet Turbo at 2hrs/week. 20ft by 4ft solar heating panels
    Circupool RJ30 SWG set at 80% output & Pentair SuperFlo 1hp 2speed running 8 hrs/day

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    Re: intermatic timer stopped working

    Pretty sure you can replace just the timer mechanism.
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    Re: intermatic timer stopped working

    thanks Jason. i read that in another thread here as well. i called Leslies and they have this for $70. i was hoping there might be something else i could fix instead.
    14500 gallon plaster pool (replastered in May 2009) : 32ft.L x 4ft.D x 14ft.W
    Pentair FNS Plus 48 sqft DE filter --> New filter grids as of May 2011. I use DE for them.
    Polaris 280 & Aquabot T-Jet Turbo at 2hrs/week. 20ft by 4ft solar heating panels
    Circupool RJ30 SWG set at 80% output & Pentair SuperFlo 1hp 2speed running 8 hrs/day

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    Re: intermatic timer stopped working

    Most Intermatics you can buy just the timer motor. Also, most of the timers have a viewing hole in the baseplate where you can see the timer gears turning, if theya re not turning you need a new motor. Might try Graingers or any local electrical supply house. Shut the power off and take the old timer motor with you.
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    Re: intermatic timer stopped working

    I did mine last year, I got the motor at Grainger for about $15 or less, very simple if you are handy. Though, make sure you pull the breaker.
    22K gallon free form pebble tec pool, non screened, surrounded by 3, 100+ year old Live Oaks (pure misery for 3 months every spring) elevated non heated spa, jandy cl340 filter, Pentair Inteliflo 3hp pump, Jandy 1400 swg, infloor cleaning system which has had all outlets removed due to uselessness of system with the organic load the pool carries and now low rp

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    Re: intermatic timer stopped working

    If you are still hearing the motor running, it might be stripped gears. Here's a slightly cheaper option:

    http://www.amazon.com/INTERMATIC-T103M- ... 01&sr=8-29

    Even cheaper is this electronic version, with 8 run cycles possible:

    http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-PB314E ... 799&sr=8-3

    If it were me, I'd probably go with the second version... no more concern about moving parts, and this probably uses less electricity.
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    Re: intermatic timer stopped working

    thanks guys! these are great options. i will try graingers as they are near me!
    14500 gallon plaster pool (replastered in May 2009) : 32ft.L x 4ft.D x 14ft.W
    Pentair FNS Plus 48 sqft DE filter --> New filter grids as of May 2011. I use DE for them.
    Polaris 280 & Aquabot T-Jet Turbo at 2hrs/week. 20ft by 4ft solar heating panels
    Circupool RJ30 SWG set at 80% output & Pentair SuperFlo 1hp 2speed running 8 hrs/day

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    Re: intermatic timer stopped working

    the little gears are not running. i guess i need a new motor.
    14500 gallon plaster pool (replastered in May 2009) : 32ft.L x 4ft.D x 14ft.W
    Pentair FNS Plus 48 sqft DE filter --> New filter grids as of May 2011. I use DE for them.
    Polaris 280 & Aquabot T-Jet Turbo at 2hrs/week. 20ft by 4ft solar heating panels
    Circupool RJ30 SWG set at 80% output & Pentair SuperFlo 1hp 2speed running 8 hrs/day

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