In the UK it’s very hard to get circuit diagrams or repair manuals. I get many emails from people looking for repair manuals and wiring diagrams for white goods appliances, but they are only available to the trade. Even then they are commonly only available by opening a trade account, paying a subscription and logging online into a manufacturer’s secure technical support web site. Another common way the trade can have access to them is by subscribing to them on DVD, which isn’t cheap, and needs renewing every several months or so. Gone are the days when we used to buy the wiring diagrams and repair manuals in printed form.
The master timer is realised with monostable IC 555 (IC1) and its ‘on’ time is decided by the resistance of 1-mega-ohm potmeter VR. A 47-kilo-ohm resistor is added in series so that even when the VR knob is in zero resistance position, the net series resistance is not zero.