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Electromechanical Timers

Question asked by olivero on Mar 19, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 20, 2017 by olivero

I had an electromechanical timer act up today on a steamer 


Cleveland 110198 TIMER MOTOR DRIVEN MECHANICA | Parts Town  - That's the part.


Ordering a new one seemed too easy so I figured I would diagnose it and seems like the microswitch part of it was dying out, I replaced the microswitch as it seemed to be variying in resistance. The timer would buzz when it hit 0 like it should but also at 20 minutes then once you moved the knob around a bit it would stop. Very odd.


Of course that micro switch is riveted together and riveted to the body of the timer, why make it easy? 


Changed it with a different one, took the arm from the old one, put it back in the body of the timer and it was working just dandy afterwards.


Never seen a microswitch go bad like that on a timer, any of you guys had that? Replaced the timer about a year ago.