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lpmike82 06-21-2008 10:20 AM

Timer Installation
 
I just purchased a new timer for the jets in our jetted bathtub.

The Old Timer is hooked up simply (and obviously):

black -> brass / white -> silver

The new timer has 4 wires coming out of it (Red, White, Black, Green).
I've wired:

Black (Timer) -> Black (Box)
Green (Timer) -> Ground (box)

Now i'm stuck as to what to hook up.... any help?

darren 06-21-2008 10:37 AM

What are the specs on your old timer and the specs on the new one.

It sounds like your old one may be 120V and the new one is a 240V/120V timer.

You will need to give us more information on the timers to best answer your question

J. V. 06-21-2008 11:19 AM

Why don't you look at the directions that came with the timer. There will be a wiring diagram in it, or on the box. If you bought it from the tub manufacturer you may need to call them or go to their web site for a manual.
You do not have the correct timer for your tub. Unless the red and black go together.

PS.....Do you have a meter. If so we can help.

HandyPete 06-21-2008 03:58 PM

My first guess..

Black to power

White to neutral (always)

Red to jet pump

Green to box


-pete :thumbsup:

Some digital timers need the neutral, the old mechanical types didn't nor do the very low power ones.


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