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I have installed two woods cd500 series timers,for one month everything was fine came yesterday and no power to both timers. So started checking had power to both timers but red light was not on, so when i put them back in the box in the wall there was power(they worked fine). Woke up today went to have a shower and no red light, does anyone know why this is happening. Thanks Paul

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CD500 is single-pole countdown timer.
Timer is rated for 1/4 Hp bathroom fan or attic fan, and appears to be rated for incandescent light bulbs and not rated for LED or CFL
If Load rating exceeds timer rating, or runs at maximum rating, expect timer to overheat and fail quickly.
Open following link to download manual and read wiring instructions.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Woods-timers-and-manuals.html#59000
These timers have 1 year limited warranty against defects in workmanship from Coleman Cable company.
Recommend buy timers at local box store and if timer goes bad, buy new timer and return defect in new package.

Posted on Jun 02, 2012

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Usually when there is intermitent power like that there is a bad connection under one of the wirenuts. Remove the timers, untwist all wirenuts and start over.

Posted on Feb 13, 2012

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