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Product manual does not show reset protocol.
There is Child-Lock feature on page 13 of manual, but display will not let you press buttons
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Unplug microwave and see if it resets.
Press both Stop and Clear buttons simultaneously.
Try different power level by pressing Power button.
It is possible the Start button has gone bad.
Make sure clock is set.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
pdf file link, instructions will say it is for a topica500 also known as a logica 500.
Hope this helps.RoyG
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
1) Programming steps say 'press clock key to return to current time and day'
2) Use mode button and change between AUTO & RND >> try manual override in each mode
3) Does timer turn lights on-and-off with program, or do they blink too?
4) Swap Black and Red wires
5) Try timer on light in different room, on different circuit breaker
6) Timer might be defective
Woods 59018 manual does not show troubleshooting steps except 'check wiring; switch Red and Black leads; and/or reset programming'
Seems unlikely you could program timer unless timer is wired correctly ... unless there is a short of some kind.
To review wiring.
Green goes to bare ground wire.
White goes to Neutral white wire (neutral is usually 2 or 3 white wires twisted together and shoved to back of box)
Black must connect to Hot from circuit breaker
Red must connect to Load (light, fan, motor etc)
How to test wiring:
Disconnect timer and set aside.
Mark each wire
Separate wires in box so they don't touch
Use ordinary tester (you can tape tester leads to wood sticks)
Turn on power
You should have two black wires that were originally connected to switch
Test black wires to bare ground > when tester lights up, that is the Hot wire.
The other black wire goes to Load
Now you want to find the neutral.
Test the Hot black wire to white wires in box.
When tester lights up, that is neutral.
If everything checks out, I guess timer is defective.
Posted on Sep 29, 2010
have 6 Intermatic timers in my office now, and test all brands of timers
for programming and wiring difficulties.
Usually I avoid questions about new timers that don't work ... because customers are dissatisfied when there's no clear solution or timer is busted.
However this sounds like Christmas emergency, so I will give my best here.
With troublesome timers:
1) I write out instructions while pushing timer buttons.
2) Work on it later
3) Pull out battery for 30 seconds to reset and reprogram until thing makes sense.
4) Some timers are simply defective.
One guy last week had HB88RC that skipped over automatic, so MODE button must have been bad.
Another guy today had 2 defective timers, which made me suspect receptacle needs line analysis.
a) Plug timer in another part of house to double check line is not interfering with timer electronics.
b) HB88RC programming steps are straightforward compared with other timers.
This leads me to believe there is some small thing missed or line is bad, or timer is defective.
Here are trip-up points that might apply to you.
c) I suggest take battery out for 30 seconds and start over.
d) Current day has to be set.
Hold clock button down while setting current day-hour-minute.
Current time displays when timer is operable, and keeps time when set.
e) When programming, each event requires ON time and OFF time.
You understand this concept.
For example event1 ON has to be set and then event1 OFF has to be set.
Then set event2 ON and then event2 OFF.
Press program button until 1 ON displays. Press day button until all-days show > Hour 4pm > MIN :30
Press program button until 1 OFF displays. Press day button until all-days show > Hour 11pm > MIN :30
d) When programming is complete, press Clock button. Current time displays.
Press MODE button to set to automatic.
e) When programming, check screen carefully to make sure 1ON appears, and then 1OFF appears in screen exactly like Fig1 and Fig3.
f) Each ON time requires OFF time for same choice of days. For example ON Tuesday and OFF All-days-of-week will not work correctly.
g) ON 7pm Tuesday and OFF 7pm Tuesday will not work.
h) Conflicts in programming cause some timers to skip programming: For example event1 says ON
7 pm Tuesday and OFF 9pm Tuesday, but event2 says opposite. This is why I suggest resetting timer.
i) Does manual override work correctly? Press MODE button until ON-OFF shows. Are lights burned out? If MODE button does not override timer and turn Load on-and-off, then I suspect timer is busted. Plug in different type of light and try MODE button again.
j) Plug another type of light into timer, for example table lamp. Christmas lights are incandescent or LED. Timer manual does not include or exclude LED or CFL bulbs. Some timers work with specific types of Loads, but this timer manual doesn't exclude certain Loads.
EZ manual at Intermatic:
Posted on Dec 03, 2010
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