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Defrost timers 8141-00

Hello, I am having problems setting up timers schedule but not sure of it operations

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    I programmed it to run daily from 8-8:02 am ,12-12:02pm & 4-4:02 pm. Unfortunately I have gone out to check on it 3 times in a row and found it running off schedule. Wed at about 4:30am,then Wed night at 8:30pm it had been running long enough to waist about 20 gallons and tonight some time between 11pm and midnight it started again and emptied 50 gallons. There are no timers scheduled after the 4:02 pm shut off. I notice there is a letter A on the left side bottom edge of screen and the on off beside the A keep fluttering on and off and then the timer trips on again off schedule. After going through the 10 possible timer setting options the screen has a C off 00:00 but instructions don't mention that screen or the A on the left side of the screen. The instructions do not cover trouble shooting the device and I can't start feeding the plants with the hydroponic feeding solution until I can get this blasted timer to work properly. I have tried to reset it and reprogram it but this has failed to resolve the problem 4 times so far.

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Setting Defrost time, Place the start pins(screw pins) in the outer dial, at the time of day- When you want defrost to start. (8am-2pm-8am-2pm) 4 hours min. between hours.
Set the Time of Day, Grasp knob marked - Turn to set. rotate, until the correct time of day. Ever timer there is a power interuption, this will ahve to be re-set.
Depress and rotate the bronze pointer on the inner dial to the length of defrost wanted, - apx 30 minutes.
done.

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Setting up defrost timer
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instructions step by step please. I have a technician charging me $100.00 to do just that.

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Need manual for timer dtsx-240-hc


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1) Add a comment and describe timer in detail for best possible answer.

2) DTSX timer appears to be older-style GE/Grasslin or Intermatic/Grasslin/Frost King defrost timer with selectable voltage and F 3 1 2 4 N X wiring terminals.
Open following links to identify timer and download possible manual
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-timers-and-manuals.html#defrost
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/DTMV40-instruction-manual.pdf
Additional resources explaining more about defrost timer operation:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Paragon-timers-and-manuals.html#8145

3) Tork makes DTS series timers with 1, 2 and 4-channels:
Each channel can be programmed separately to control different loads with different on-off schedules.
Timer clock is 120Volts, but dry switch terminals can be wired to control any voltage load.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tork-Digital-timers-and-manuals.html#DTS

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Hey im having a problem, basically all im trying to do it make it so my heat lamp turns on only at night, so, i set my time to the correct time right now and then i pressed prg, set the days (everyday)...


http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timers-and-manuals.html#zilla
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Zilla-digital-manual.pdf
1) There is no repair for defective timer.
According to manual, under Initial Timer Operation: yellow outlet is ON at 4:00 pm.
Make sure Mode button is not set to OFF.

2) Scheduling timer: Think about the zilla timer this way:
Day is 12 hours and night is 12 hours.
Your total schedule is only 9 hours, but it overlaps day and night.

If timer 'night' starts at 6pm and ends at 6am, then your programming overlaps day and night.
If timer 'night' starts at 12midnight and ends at 12noon, then your programming still overlaps day and night.

3) To solve zilla time problem, set current time differently.
4) Or buy GE or Utilitec 24-hour programmable power strip

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Do I set the GE timer # 15089 to Auto on or Auto off for it to be activated. I had it on Auto on however the light stayed on all the time.


I don't have repair for defective timer.
Open following link to identify timer and download manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timers-and-manuals.html#15089

Timer should be set to Auto ON for timer programs to run.
Auto OFF is temporary override, and timer resumes schedule at next set point.
ON is always ON
OFF is always OFF

If timer is not operating as expected:
Test outlet for correct polarity and electrical problems using cheap circuit analyzer from hardware store.
Timer programs can have conflicts. Make schedule before setting timer so there are no overlaps that cause timer not to function as expected.
Current time has not been set. Set current time including current day.
Set button has been accidentally pushed, and a number or CTD appear in display.
Timer needs to be reset to clear conflicting programming or error. Push reset button with paperclip and try programming again.
Timer is not able to handle intended load. All timers work for incandescent bulb. Connect timer to incandescent lamp and see if problem continues.
Timer is defective. Buy another timer from Home Depot and return defect in new package.

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New intermatic timer installed. I can turn on manually and it will turn off at designated time but will not prgress to turn on automatically.


If display shows, and timer turns lights on-off with manual override, then timer is wired correctly, and battery is good.
If timer will not turn ON at scheduled time, but turns OFF correctly, then best suspect is the programming.
Open following link for ST01C programming steps.
http://waterheatertimer.org/ST01C-program.html

Program1 is ON
Program2 is OFF
Program3 is ON
Program4 is OFF, etc

Review your schedule: Press Mode button until PGM starts flashing, and then press ON-OFF button until 01 starts flashing.
If Program1 cannot be set for some reason, then set your ON schedule on Program3 and ignore Program1. The timer does not mind if you have OFF set on Program2 and ON set on Program3 or Program5 or Program7 etc.

If you have multiple programs, for example different ON-OFF times for each day, then check for scheduling conflicts that will cause timer not to function as expected.

If timer is defective, contact seller about 1-year warranty.

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Hey guys, the 15079 GE timer has 20 on/off settings. Are they for the whole week?


Eeeckles,

The timer you mention 15079 does has 20 on/off settings that can be set during a 1 week period that will then repeat each week. For example Setting 1 could be to come ON on Monday at 5:00pm and turn OFF Monday at 11:00pm while setting 2 could be to turn ON on MWF at 3:00pm and OFF MWF at 3:30pm.

You can find all of the UPDATE GE Timer manuals at the manufactures website: http://www.jascoproducts.com/support/timer-quick-start-guide.asp

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HI, got a problem to start intermatic hb88rc , wont strat after programing


http://www.intermatic.com/products/timers/consumer%20outdoor%20timers/digital%20timers/hb88rc.aspx

http://www.intermatic.com/~/media/files/intermatic/products/instructions/timers/hb88rc%20-%20english.ashx

Let's do a checklist:
> The battery has to be installed before you program timer, so that is good.
> Press Mode button and it over-rides current program ... so mode button acts as the manual override. Try manual override and see if Load comes on.
> The manual override is the real test. Plug something else into timer and use the manual override to see if timer is able to complete a circuit.
> If manual override works then your programming is suspect. (see more below)
> If manual override does not work then electric circuit is off, or timer is bad.
> After using manual override, press clock to return to current time
> Make sure Mode is not set to random
> The clock must be keeping correct time, or you would have mentioned it
> Check that the electrical plug has power.
> Check that the Load (light, fan) operates fine without the timer.

Programming problems:
> The timer program calls for ON time and OFF time for each program. If the ON time was skipped, then timer will not turn ON.
> If there is a conflict in programming, the timer will not operate as expected. For example program1 says ON at 7 and OFF at 8, but program2 says the opposite.
> Another example is when the AMs and PMs are mixed. For example you want ON at 7am TU and OFF at 7PM TU. But the timer was set for ON at 7am and Off at 7am.
> When programming, write out a schedule so there are no conflicts.
> The ON and OFF functions should follow the same days. For example ON is set for 7am TU but Off is set for ALL week.

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Can i use the timer for a water headter to trun on and off


Paragon 8145-20 is a 240V defrost timer
It is probably not best choice for water heater timer
Timer initiates defrost cycles each 4 hours.

A water heater timer should have more scheduling options.
-For example estimates show average run-time for water heater is 3 hours per day, depending on incoming water temperature, thermostat setting, and number of gallons used.
-To save money using water heater timer, you have to schedule times carefully so water heater runs less than 3 hours per day.
-Now your average electric water heater heats about 20 gallons per hour.
-Average shower uses 4-9 gallons hot water, so water heater needs to run 15-30 minutes (15 summer, 30 winter)
-Average bath uses 12-15 gallons hot water so water heater runs 45-60 minutes
-But lets say you run water heater for 1 hour and make 20 gallons of hot water. Then you take a shower, expecting hot water to remain in tank.
-Here's the problem ... cold water entered the tank to replace the shower water ... and the new cold water is cooling the rest of the tank.
-So a timer means scheduling hot water to match shower and bath events. For example taking shower and bath in immediate succession.
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Digital programmable timers like Intermatic EH40 offer 7-day, 40 event programming. Weekends and weekdays can be different.
To see several box-type timers:
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Timer is set properly, but, the daytime lights never switch off


The timer doesn't know what time it is until you set current time.
The yellow outlets are controlled for 12 hours, and you can determine when those hours occur when setting current time.
http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timers-and-manuals.html#zilla

If you want timer to control one lamp with both day and night schedules, you have to adjust current time setting so lamp schedule falls within a 12 hour period. If that schedule doesn't fit, then buy a second timer.

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I am not sure of your wiring but see no reason that you could not run straight from the breaker to the timer and the timer to the freezer. Determine how long you want the defrost time to be on each hour and set the pegs accordingly. This is if I understand or picture your timer correctly. You have a walk in Freezer, and a rather large box 110 volt timer,correct? The pins on the 24 hour timer wheel can be taken off or moved? If I am wrong, I am sorry. I have the wrong picture in mind. 

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Set defrost timer on Paragon Electric Defrost-O-Matic


If the air flow and temperature are not being compromised leave it alone. If there is a gradual build up of ice on the evaporator you may have a defrost element or defrost limit switch problem. Set the defrost duration duration to 45 minutes and see if that solves the icing problem. 4 defrost cycles a day should be enough to keep the icing problem at bay. 3 defrost cycles at night about 1 hour apart may also remedy the problem. Experiment until you find the right combination of defrost cycles for your freezer. Watch for any thawing of the product in the freezer and adjust accordingly.
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