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I have three plug timer, can't get it to program

Cannot get it set to come on and go off when i want

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1) Timer is unknown.
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2) Add comment and describe timer in detail ... after opening links above to narrow down search, and then say where the instructions are confusing.

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Noma 052-8870-6

OUTDOOR DIGITAL BLOCK HEATER TIMER 052-8835-2 Instructions Plug timer into grounded outlet
To Set the Current Time: Press the HOUR button as many times as necessary to advance the display the correct time. Note, the time can only be set in 30 minute intervals. The LED display will display the hour (1-12) and on the half hour a light will illuminate in the upper right corner, next to the number 30. To change from AM to PM toggle 24 times, a dot will illuminate in the lower right corner of the display next to the letters PM.
To Program the Timer: Press the PROGRAM button once, the letter P will flash. Press the HOUR button to set the ON time. Press the HOUR button to set the ON time. Press the PROGRAM button again, the letter E will flash. Press the HOUR button to set the OFF time. Press the PROGRAM button to exit program setting mode. Press the HOUR button to review the ON/OFF setting.
To Connect/Operate the Timer: Plug device in to the timer and turn the device on.
To Revise the ON/OFF Setting: Unplug the timer and plug it back in. Repeat the programming steps above.
To Override the Timer: Press the PROGRAM button if you want the device to turn on before the preset time, but note the device will turn off at the preset time. For example, if the preset ON/OFF period is 3 pm - 4 pm, users can manually press PROGRAM to turn the device on at 2 PM, the timer will keep running until the preset off time at 4 pm.
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1) Reset timer to Clear programming, and then reprogram being careful to avoid overlaps and conflicts that can cause timer not operate as expected.
2) Move timer to different outlet.
3) Test outlet with circuit analyzer
4) Try plugging different load into timer. For example a light bulb instead of pump.
5) Check rating plate on timer and on pump to see if they are compatible.

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Hi Hector.
You posted under ET171C8.
You have the timer in front of you, and whole manual cannot be repeated. So there are two options
1) Free option: Add a comment and say specifically where the programming is tricky. If you don't understand the buttons, or if display doesn't show, or if you can't find all days by pushing day button, or if you can't find the am pm choice.
2) Pay for fixya expert to walk you through each step via e-mail.

If display shows, then battery is correctly installed.

Instructions copied from manual:
1) RESET TIME SWITCH: Press the recessed RESET switch to reset the
microprocessor and delete any set point information which has been
programmed. NOTE: DO NOT press RESET after programming has
begun or you will lose all of your program information.
2) TO SET TIME AND DAY OF WEEK: Place the three position selector
in PROGRAM and the two position selector in CLK mode. Press the
HOUR, MINUTE and DAY buttons individually to select the current time
of day (12 hour AM/PM repeating) and the day of the week. Day 1 is
Sunday, day 2 is Monday, etc.
3) TO PROGRAM SET POINTS: Select PROGRAM mode with the three
position selector and OUTPUT mode with the two position selector.
Press the HOUR and MINUTE buttons separately to program the first set point time desired.
Press the DAY button to select the day the event is to occur.
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Press the ENTER button to enter that set point for the selected day.
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