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    Intermatic timer won't turn on

    Hi,
    I know almost nothing about pool maintenance. When we got this house, the pump timer was working.
    I adjusted the tripper on/off several times and recently it has not been turning on.
    I don't know what I did.

    Visual check indicates that the motor is running.
    Tripper on and off are securely "installed" with pliers.
    Moving manual lever to ON does nothing. It used to work before.

    Any idea?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Intermatic timer won't turn on

    Welcome to TFP!

    Sounds like a circuit breaker is tripped. The timer should be connected to a circuit breaker either in a panel near the pool equipment or a circuit breaker in your main breaker panel for the house.
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    Re: Intermatic timer won't turn on

    Thanks.
    I will check.

    But the motor is moving -- won't that mean it still has electricity?
    Edit: Maybe when it trips to "ON" it calls the pump to turn on but can't because the pump has no electricity (because of circuit breaker tripped)?

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    Re: Intermatic timer won't turn on

    Oh, yes, it does. I missed that. If the clock face is rotating then it still has electricity. You'll need to test the line in voltage and the load voltage to make sure it is still receiving and passing voltage to the pump. If it is then you need a new pump, if not then you need a new timer.
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    Re: Intermatic timer won't turn on

    I have had these intermatic timers go bad on me twice. The internals apparently do wear out.
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    Re: Intermatic timer won't turn on

    Yes, stuff can only spin in circles 24x7 for so long.
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