This post is for Allen mainly…. so he can marvel at the well crafted IDX Big Time timer. (To be fair…. I am not sure if they originally came from IDX like this. I assume they did. I have some Jim Coleman timers with jumpers all over the place also.) This IDX I believe retailed for around $575? The stainless housing was/is extra I believe? You of course need the IDX RC800 remote control thing for the timer to program it. Which with this timer…. you just CLIPPED to the leads. Nice! On the BT900 you could at least plug it in…. but it might be added by Fragramatics maybe?
Which brings up a great point to what Allen’s comment points out….. before you purchase a vacuum or a timer. Fragramatics, GinSan/IVS, Jim Coleman….. maybe you should ask for a vacuum WITHOUT their crappy timer? I like Allen…. and one other repair guy. But how about just getting a Dixmor timer at the beginning? I also have not purchased any Dixmor timers yet myself…. BUT it is sound advice! Even Allen eludes to it in his comment.
I have actually had Dixmor timers in my bays and have had no problems in 10 years….. knock on wood! But I know IDX and Coleman timers are not as reliable as Dixmor timers. I have a huge stash of Coleman timers to prove Coleman’s timers are bad. I only had 2 messed up BT900 timers. Plus try calling all three places…. I guarantee you want to deal with Dixmor.