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It is an Intermatic model ML300rtwsn
Are you still checking
Yes-It stops and does nothing until it is reset manually and then does the same thing on repeat
The information definitely suggest the motor is failing, later it will not even rotate as it deteriorates.The reason it stops, is the motor has just enough force to actually rotate and keep time (whether accurate or not) but when it approaches the tripper to set the contacts and transfer power, it does not have enough torque to overcome the resistance of the contacts.This happens in all timers with clocking and triggering abilities eventually.Some styles of timers have separable parts and replacements, but the ML300RTWSN is considered a disposable and when the motors fail, they have to be replaced with a new complete transformer assembly because there are no parts available to replace.
Know it is not what anyone wishes to hear, it is unfortunate how the manufacturers operate, but unless they provide equipment that has spare parts available, they consider them disposable only units.
You may not need such a large one, with knowing how many lights and their wattage on the transformer, we could determine the optimum transformer for use and possibly lower the replacement costs.Can you provide the information on what you state"Reset it manually" represents?Maybe rotate it by hand to trip the contacts?Would be glad to determine a replacement if needed, or any other information, just reply.Thanks
Thanks for the reply.As you suggest maybe a smallerone might work a nd be cheaper. I have 14 lights @ 20 amp bulbs..Maybe down grade both might wok? Adv.
Sorry--There are 14 lights. Been using Westinghouse 20 w XENON low voltage
ThanksOk, that puts you at 280 watts, and why you have the 300 watt transformer.I assume you have the Bi-Pin bulbs LIKE THIS> CLICK HEREYou could go down to 10 watt each and a 200 watt transformer.CLICK HERE for examples of the 10 watt.The only LED bulbs in that style I find are still expensive at $7 each.Technology is getting better though and pricing might be better in the future.CLICK HERE for a 200 watt transformer. Only $50 compared to a $100 at 300 watts150 watt transformer are not as available as the 200's for some reason, not sure why that is with manufacturers.
Could go as low as 5 watts and a 100 watt transformer.
I have not used the 5 watt bulbs personally, so I cannot attest to their output , if it is good enough or not.
Maybe get a couple and try?
CLICK HERE for 5 watt examples
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