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Before you installed the safety switch, how did the timer function?
Ok, and what was it controlling, the pump or the heater?
Ok, and this new safety switch is just in series with the timer? How would you like it to function?
Do you have a 2nd timer? Or does your current timer have multiple settings?
And it runs the pump for 15-20 minutes?
Ok, and what do you have it wired to?
You only want the switch to interrupt the heater circuit, not on the pump side of the timer.
Ok so you've got it wired correctly then. Is the switch mounted onto the timer correctly, 20 minutes before the off time?
Well I think there is only one place for it to mount to, but you have to slide it into position, so that it switches before the off set point makes it.
I don't have anything, but the intermatic instruction, which I'm sure you've already seen?
The switch is opening with the off setpoint right now. It needs to be installed so that it opens before the off setpoint makes it. I will opt out and allow another expert to weigh in.
Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Install the switch on the timer as the installation instructions indicate. The wires are connected to the ignition wires on the heater. The fireman's switch will trip 15/min by the off tripper ahead of tripping the line to the pump.
I strongly suggest completing the installation for safety and several other benefits. The switch mounts to the right bottom of the timer baseplate. The wires are connected to the wire in the heater. You cut the ignition wire and attach the switch leads to the two cut ends. It's that simple.