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hello, my name is ***** ***** id love to help, This sounds like your timer is underrated for your application. How many watts total are on the timer and what is it rated for?
The switch is rated at 1800 watts. That is right on the line. I would say that if everything worked for a while and the timer got hot and things stopped working logic would point to the timer.
This switch is also designed for lighting, not heating. This makes a difference, inrush currents are not taken into account.
ok got it, this fan/light should be on its own GFCI protected circuit. The switch is near its rating capacity. I would contact the manufacturer and request a replacement switch, the heater is drawing current through the switch causing it to heat.
It could be faulty, but it soulds like you need a dedicated 20 a switch for the heater.
The spec sheet says it draws 12 amps. Thats a whole 15 a circuit.
that explains why it got so hot.
im betting the switch is fried
yes, and you are looking for the wall mount, ie in the switch box.. style
I would re examine the connections in the fan/heater to the feed to ensure they are good. If you have good voltage and connections at the fan unit then i would start looking at the fan.
this is an 1800 watt wall mount timer.
amps x volts = watts
so any 20 amp switch should work.
wattage rating counts, the one i posted is 1800 watts
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As long as your switches are rated for the loads, you will not get that switch heating issue.