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Old 11-29-2010, 07:52 PM   #1
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Any ideas how often this happens? I have a timer that I installed 7 years ago, and use for all of my holiday decorations. It controls outlets that are strategically installed on the front of the house, in order to eliminate too many extension cords.
Anyway... the timer is powered usually from October-Mid January. The rest of the year it is powered off (circuit breaker off). Last year when I turned it on, the motor did not run. Eventually (1-2 days) it started, and had no other issues. This year, the same happened. I decided to replace the motor.
How often does this happen? The timer is inside the garage, not exposed to extreme conditions.
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The timer motour useally last very long time when it still running 24/7 but your situation it should not have a issue but yes you can get replacement timer motor without buying the whole thing.

To find the timer motour you will have to check at the electrical supply centre due I know most big box store will useally not stock the replacement parts unless it is in their special order mainfest.

The cost that part I am not sure due it will varies a bit but I am sure it will run anywhere from 20 to 40 Euros.

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I've found that the replacement motor was more then a whole new unit...might have been the T103
I bought a few timers marked down to $10 each
I lost one timer due to a near lightning strike/power surge
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Sorry, should have stated that I purchased a new motor last year, but decided not to install it until this year, after it failed again.
I see that Grainger has the replacement for $16, which is cheaper than a new unit.
I was just not certain how often these fail.

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The only way it will fail fast if it have hevey surge or wrong connection and some case may not running for long time so one of few items may case the issue but how often the burn out or malfunction .,, not super often they can go quite few years in clean area.

{ I have see one that last over 35 years with oringal timer motour. }

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Try leaving it running year round. Sitting like that sometimes is worse as the tiny sleeve bearings in it will seize and cause it to burn up once you restart it after such a long time.

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