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I have a Emerson SmartSet CKS2237 and it dosen't set daylight correctly. how do I fix this

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  • royjean05 Mar 30, 2009

    On the Smartset CKS2237, according to the documentation that comes with it, it will never set standard time or DST correctly as long as Congress keeps it changed. You will have to MANUALLY change it 4 times a year. Like for DST this year which was in March, you had to put it ahead an hour so come the first Sunday in April, it will change automatically, so again, you will have to set it back an hour. It's a BIG pain. Now if we had the Smartset CKS5505, all you'd have to do is reset it to change at a different time of the year. You would hold down at the same time month/year and alarm 1 and in seconds it would allow you to change the DST to March instead of April.

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SOURCE: Emerson Smartset Radio Model CKS2288

The Daylight Saving dates appear to be hard-coded per the manual:

Start of Daylight Saving Time:
At 1:59.59 AM on the first Sunday in April, the clock will automatically advance to 3:00 AM.
End of Daylight Saving Time:
At 2:59.59 AM on the last Sunday in October, the clock will automatically reset to 2:00 AM.

So the easiest thing to do is to change your time zone up or down one for the period between the new DST date and the old -- or you can buy a new SmartSet for about $15. The newer ones do not have the same problem.

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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I was givien a SmartSet alarm with display projector this last Christmas 08 and the display has gone out already. I did not send in the warranty but do have the serial #. 70920490PH. I know this alarm clock was ordered and should show in your records. Will you stand behind this clock or do you know what would have caused this malfunction. My email address is reedkimbley@hotmail.com.

Posted on May 05, 2008

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There is a solution for this already. You can reprogram the clock to use the new DST settings.

See http://www.fixya.com/support/t137304-daylight_saving_time_issues

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Directions for Resetting the Daylight

Unfortunately, you can't reset the firmware of the clock for those built before Jan 2006; you can work-around the issue. You will need to change time zones for the few weeks between the current daylight savings start and end dates and the ones that were built into the clock. For details see: http://www.emersonradio.com/dst.htm ; click on the link for Group 1.

If the unit was built before Jan 2006 (the serial number will start with a value less than 6), switch the time zone to the next one further east on the second Sunday of March, then set it back to your correct time zone on the first Sunday of April. Repeat this on the last Sunday of October and the first Sunday of November. (If you are in the Eastern time zone (zone 2), set the switch to zone 1.)

If the unit was built between Jan 2006 and July 2006 (serial numbers that start 601 to 606), then you can change the start and end dates for DST. See: http://www.emersonradio.com/dst.htm then choose the Group 2 link. Press and hold the Alarm 1 button then press the Month/Date or Calendar button. After three seconds the unit will display the start date for daylight savings. Press and hold the Alarm 1 and Month/Date or Calendar buttons. When the display is flashng (within 5 seconds from the press and hold step), press the Down or Set button (depending on the SmartSet mode) three times until the display reads 3 and F2 (alternating with the date of that Sunday).

For the end date, press and hold Alarm 2 then press the Month/Date or Calendar button. Then press and hold Alarm 1 and the Month/Date or Calendar button. Again within 5 seconds, press the Up button or Set until the display shows 11 and F.

If the display stops flashing, repeat and set the new dates faster.

You'll have to repeat this is the battery is removed or replaced.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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Our limited memories are one reason why they print manuals.

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Emerson-CKS2237-manual/id/908bh036/t/2/

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Daylight Saving Time Changes for SmartSet Clock/Radios


Dear Emerson SmartSet® Clock/Clock Radio Owner:
Your Emerson SmartSet® Clock or Clock Radio includes Emerson’s patentedAuto Time Setting System that
automatically sets the clock to the correct year, month, date, day and time, the first time that you plug it in, and
after every power interruption. It also includes a built-in long life lithium battery that can maintain the time and
alarm settings for up to 5 years, or even longer.
As an added benefit we have programmed the internal SmartSet® computer to automatically adjust for Standard/
Daylight Saving Time changes through the year 2097. TheDaylight Saving Time information programmed into
all SmartSet® models was based on the United States Uniform TimeAct of 1966, which formalized theDaylight
Saving Time period that we observe today. CurrentlyDaylight Saving Time begins on the first Sunday in April
and ends on the last Sunday in October.
The new Energy Bill that was signed into law by President Bush in August 2005 includes a provision to
extend Daylight Saving Time. Beginning in 2007 Daylight Saving Time will begin on the second Sunday in
March and end on the first Sunday in November.
Of course this is a situation that is beyond the control of Emerson, or any other company that produces
devices with an automaticDaylight Saving Time adjustment feature. For example most computers, PDA’s, and
many other devices also have automatic DST adjustments. Manufacturers of these devices must now begin to
make adjustments to the automatic DST software to agree with the new DST timing for 2007.
Beginning in 2007 the current automatic DST default settings in this device would no longer be correct. It
would then be necessary for you to manually adjust the TIME ZONE setting 4 times each year as follows:
1.) On the second Sunday in March you would have to set your clock to the next lower number time zone.
For example if you lived in the Eastern Time zone (Zone 02) you would then change your clock to Zone
1 to move it ahead by one hour.
2.) On the first Sunday in April, this clock will automatically advance by one hour. You must then set the
clock back to your correct time zone. For example if you lived in the Eastern Time zone you would set
your clock back to Zone 02.
3.) On the last Sunday in October you would again set your clock to the next lower numbered time zone.
4.) On the first Sunday in November you would again set your clock back to your correct time zone.
Instructions for changing the Time Zone setting are found in the Owner’s Manual.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause due to circumstances that are beyond our control.
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on Jun 13, 2009 | Emerson Smartset Clock Radio

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Sorry it took so long to give you a answer to your problem. I hope this information help you with your problem. Thank you for using FixYa and have a nice day! Dear Emerson SmartSet® Clock/Clock Radio Owner: Your Emerson SmartSet® Clock or Clock Radio includes Emerson?s patentedAuto Time Setting System that automatically sets the clock to the correct year, month, date, day and time, the first time that you plug it in, and after every power interruption. It also includes a built-in long life lithium battery that can maintain the time and alarm settings for up to 5 years, or even longer. As an added benefit we have programmed the internal SmartSet® computer to automatically adjust for Standard/ Daylight Saving Time changes through the year 2097. TheDaylight Saving Time information programmed into all SmartSet® models was based on the United States Uniform TimeAct of 1966, which formalized theDaylight Saving Time period that we observe today. CurrentlyDaylight Saving Time begins on the first Sunday in April and ends on the last Sunday in October. The new Energy Bill that was signed into law by President Bush in August 2005 includes a provision to extend Daylight Saving Time. Beginning in 2007 Daylight Saving Time will begin on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November. Of course this is a situation that is beyond the control of Emerson, or any other company that produces devices with an automaticDaylight Saving Time adjustment feature. For example most computers, PDA?s, and many other devices also have automatic DST adjustments. Manufacturers of these devices must now begin to make adjustments to the automatic DST software to agree with the new DST timing for 2007. Beginning in 2007 the current automatic DST default settings in this device would no longer be correct. It would then be necessary for you to manually adjust the TIME ZONE setting 4 times each year as follows: 1.) On the second Sunday in March you would have to set your clock to the next lower number time zone. For example if you lived in the Eastern Time zone (Zone 02) you would then change your clock to Zone 1 to move it ahead by one hour. 2.) On the first Sunday in April, this clock will automatically advance by one hour. You must then set the clock back to your correct time zone. For example if you lived in the Eastern Time zone you would set your clock back to Zone 02. 3.) On the last Sunday in October you would again set your clock to the next lower numbered time zone. 4.) On the first Sunday in November you would again set your clock back to your correct time zone. Instructions for changing the Time Zone setting are found in the Owner?s Manual. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause due to circumstances that are beyond our control.

Oct 26, 2008 | Emerson Smartset Clock Radio

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Emerson research smartset cks2237


http://www.emersonradio.com/owners/SmartSet%20Series/CKS2237_073106.pdf Copy this link and paste it into the address bar of your browser. It will take you to the users manual for the model CKS2237 clock radio. On pages 7-10 you will find the instructions for setting the time for the clock. I hope this information helps you solve your problem.

Apr 29, 2008 | Emerson Smartset Clock Radio

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There is a solution for this already. You can reprogram the clock to use the new DST settings.

See http://www.fixya.com/support/t137304-daylight_saving_time_issues

Mar 10, 2008 | Emerson SmartSet CKS1850 Clock Radio

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Model CKS2237 Daylight Savings needs to be reprogramed


Sorry it took so long to reply to you questions. The following web link will take you to the Emerson Customer Support web site for making the Changes for the New Daylight Saving standard. You will need a pdf reader and writer to read the web page and make a copy for your use. [http://www.emersonradio.com/owners/SmartSet%20Series/DST%20Information.pdf] Copy this web page link and paste it into the address bar of your web browser. If you are still having problems with making the setting for the new daylight saving standard you can call the Emerson customer support at this telephone number 1-800-909-1240. Call them between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm central time USA. Give them the make and model number of your Clock/Radio. Ask them for their assistance to help you make the correct settings for your Clock/Radio. I hope this information helps you, solve your problems with the setting of the Clock/Radio, to the new daylight savings standard. Thank you for using FixYa and have a nice day!

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Emerson Smartset Radio Model CKS2288


The Daylight Saving dates appear to be hard-coded per the manual:

Start of Daylight Saving Time:
At 1:59.59 AM on the first Sunday in April, the clock will automatically advance to 3:00 AM.
End of Daylight Saving Time:
At 2:59.59 AM on the last Sunday in October, the clock will automatically reset to 2:00 AM.

So the easiest thing to do is to change your time zone up or down one for the period between the new DST date and the old -- or you can buy a new SmartSet for about $15. The newer ones do not have the same problem.

Oct 29, 2007 | Emerson Smartset Clock Radio

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Model CKS2237 Daylight Savings needs to be reprogramed


I have the same model, and I haven't found any sites that give a permanent solution. I did find a workaround for this model, which seems to fall in the "Group One" category on the following site. It is at least more of a one-touch solution (4x/yr) than manually moving the time forward/backward 4x/yr.

http://www.fox-international.com/emerson/

Oct 29, 2007 | Emerson Smartset Clock Radio

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