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Installed lw60418 timer, timer works but lights do not go on.

Timer works fine according tp programming instrucuions, but at no point in the process are the lights working. I have checked the light bulbs and they are working.

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1) Copy following link for correct wiring and programming.
Always reset digital timers before programming to clear stray memory:
Timer must be wired correctly.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Program-wire-Utilitec-0141224.html

2) Each ON setting requires OFF setting, and days for each must match.
This timer does not show rating for inductive loads such as CFL or LED.
Timer is rated for resistive loads such as incandescent bulbs.

3) Buy Intermatic ST01C timer, or GE 15312 timer for inductive loads.
http://waterheatertimer.org/ST01C-program.html

4) Add comment and describe situation in more detail, Dec 2013

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

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SOURCE: I just installed a new intermatic T101 timer, the

By chance did you connect both the incoming and outgoing white (neutral) wires together without also connecting them to the "A" terminal? If so, untwist them and connect both of them under the "A" terminal. The timing motor will not work if the "A" terminal is not connected to a neutral.
With the circuit energized from the breaker, you should be able to read 120 volts from the "A" terminal to the #1 terminal.
Also, check to make sure the yellow dial is pushed in and set to the correct time.
Otherwise the timer is defective and a return to the store is in order.

The wiring for the T101 is as follows:
Connect _both_ the incoming and outgoing neutrals (white) wires to the "A" terminal. The incoming [(LINE) (hot) (from the breaker or source)] black wire is connected to the #1 terminal and the outgoing (LOAD) black wire is connected to the #2 terminal.
Both of the bare or green wires are twisted together along with a 6 inch or so pigtail using a red or yellow wire nut. The pigtail is then connected to the green "GR" screw on the enclosure

Posted on May 08, 2010

SOURCE: Woods In-wall Timer Heavy Duty, Model #59018 -- I

Quick answer:
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

Longer answer:
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

SOURCE: How can I get the

Utilitec LW60418 is same as 0141224

See How to install and program Utilitec LW60418

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

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SOURCE: Utilitech 7 day in-wall digital timer #LW60418

Need programing instructions

Posted on Nov 13, 2010

SOURCE: I just installed a GE Smart Digital Timer. After

Timer wiring instructions shown on following page:
http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timers-and-manuals.html#15071

You connected the white wire and red wire together, and that is why lights are clicking on-off.
I test timers and have done this intentionally during testing.
Follow instructions shown on link above, and GE timer will work correctly.
Same wiring applies to Tork, Swilight, Utilitec, Woods, Leviton, Intermatic non-battery operated timers.
Instructions are different for Aube, Brinks, UPM and Intermatic battery operated

Posted on Dec 31, 2010

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Same as Westek TMDW10, and Stanley 30418
http://waterheatertimer.org/Program-wire-Utilitec-LW60418.html

This timer is reset with one-button.
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http://waterheatertimer.org/Program-wire-Utilitec-LW60418.html

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1) Sounds like you have timer wired correctly.
The wiring is confusing for many people, so it's apparent you're a quality electrician.

2) There are no repairs for defective timer, but timer can be reset using reset button.
Reset will clear program conflicts and overlaps that cause timer not to operate as expected.

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5) If you have 0141224 timer, then open following link for larger print instructions.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Program-wire-Utilitec-LW60418.html

6) At any point, you can add a comment and ask very specific question about any part of the instructions for either in-wall Utilitec timer, or any Utilitec timer, or ask a question about almost any 60Hz timer on the market today.
That comment sends an e-mail, and then I will respond.
I have tested both Utilitec in-wall timers.

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However Utilitec LW60419 / 0192773 is made for astronomic operation.
Following link shows timer, manual, and wiring instructions:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Program-wire-Utilitec-LW60419.html

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