Question about Hardware & Accessories

1 Answer

Yardworks timer 59-3213-8 not functioning properly

I have had this timer for the past 3 years and no problems. When I set it up for times/frequency and press the auto button everything seems OK. When the times/frequency are reached the timer/valves do not come on. If I switch it to Manual it functions as normal and goes thru the set cycle returning to Auto?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 5,089 Answers

Yardworks is a non-supported brand name that re-packages timers from different manufacturers including Orbit, Melnor, Tork etc.
Copy following link to access sprinkler timer manuals, to help identify product.
Most Yardwork timers are sprinkler, but I have also seen auto-off christmas light timers.
Add a comment and describe timer in detail. Otherwise the only google result for that timer model is fixya, which indicates there are no online resources.
Also check battery ... if timer has battery, it will last about 3 years.
Also do not expose water timers to freezing temperatures.
Most timers last a couple years, and most have 1 year limited warranty against defects in workmanship. Unknown who supplies warranty coverage for Yardworks.

Posted on May 04, 2013


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Auto settings will not function. Manual works

Called manufacturer

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

  • 704 Answers

SOURCE: cannot get the timer switch to function w/ 3-way Levitron NOM 057

When installing a digital timer switch into a 3-way lighting circuit, you typically have to install a jumper wire across the "travelers" on the 3-way switch at the other end of the circuit, in order to get the timer to function.

If you have an Intermatic brand timer, the jumper is included with the timer switch, usually it will be a small, about 2-3 inches long wire with fork terminals on each end.

You should have the power turned off before installing the jumper. Also, there is a distance limit (75-80 feet of wiring) as to how far apart the two (2) switches can be from one another, in order for the timer to work (with the installed jumper).

Normally, the travelers are one the same side of a 3-way switch, but you can use a voltage detector to confirm which wires are which (prior to turning off the power) to make installing the jumper easier. If you contact the manufacturer of your particular timer, they can email you a owners guide/installation pamphlet that shows the proper installation procedures for your timer switch.

If you have an Intermatic product, you can use the link below to contact them for the needed info.

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

  • 864 Answers

SOURCE: How to use stove timer for auto oven?

See if this helps. Page 26 shows a digital clock. Even if the buttons and knobs are different on yours the procedure may be the same.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

SOURCE: have set timer to come on all days of the week at

You posted under GE 24-hour analog power strip.
But question says 7-day programmable without giving brand and model number of your timer.
Resourceful do-it-yourselfer cannot sell a product on e-bay without describing what you have.
Same with fixya.

Open following links to help identify timer and for helpful information:

We have 4 solid options.

1) The omission of key information in question leads me to suspect that you have not read manual carefully. Or that timer has programming conflicts.
I write out information when manuals are confusing.

2) I read timer manuals each day, test timers, and write timer manuals.
Some manuals are poorly written and confusing, so add a comment to this thread with model number so I can read manual alongside you.

3) Add a comment with photo of your timer, so I can identify timer and give best answer:

4) Add a comment for more free help.
Also take advantage of fixya expert assistance live.
For a price, expert works with you while you work on timer or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

  • 5089 Answers

SOURCE: gardena t14 manual swich button is stuck . Cannot program timer

There is no magic cure for plastic, battery-operated, digital, water timers that are exposed to weather.
Try spraying WD40 on the button.
Turn timer upside down and spray WD40 again so debris can work it's way out of timer button.
Keep a cover over timer, do not expose to direct hot sun, and do not expose to freezing water or inner plastic valves will break.
Buy another timer.

Copy following link for Gardena manuals:
Copy following link for various other water timers, Toro, Orbit, Melnor, Raindrip etc in no particular order.

Posted on Aug 31, 2012

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Where can I find a manual online for a Defiant heavy duty timer 1000-014-198?

Set Time
Press and hold OK for 2 sec.
When the Day flashes, press + or - to set the day.
Press OK - it moves to the hour.
Do the same for hour, min.
When done, press Menu.
Set Timer
there are 16 different times you can set. Most people will use 1.
Press Menu, the 1 on flashes. We will set that setting.
Press OK to select 1 On, the week day flashes. The first selection is ALL days. Use the + or - to set day.
Press OK, the hour flashes. Use the + or - to set hour.
Do the same for min. The 1 off flashes.
Set the off time.
When done, press menu.
Rcl button
Press Menu and select the on/off setting you want to delete.
Press Rcl. It clears it
Press Rcl. again, and it will restore the old setting.
Turn on manually
Press + to change from
Auto OFF (timer is on, light off)
ON (light is ON)
Auto ON (timer is on, light on)
OFF (it's off)
Daylight Savings Time
Press Rcl to activate DST. +1H displays.
RND Random
Turns lights on and off within 30 min of your time - for a "random" appearance.
Press RND to turn it on/off.
There is a countdown setting too - not sure why anyone would use it.
Press Menu twice. CTD displays.
You can set the time interval from 99hrs out.
Click OK to confirm. The CTD flashes during countdown.
You can set it to turn on or off.

Dec 12, 2015 | Hardware & Accessories

1 Answer

How to program the radio in a 96Lincoln continental after battery was disconnected


Here is the link to the owners manual which you can download if you wish:

Here/below are the specific instructions on the radio programming (pg. 159 of above link).

Good luck & please flag if "HELPFUL". Thanks!

(from section) Luxury Audio System

Selecting the AM or FM frequency band

Push the "AM" or "FM1/FM2" button to select the desired frequency band. Pushing the "FM1/FM2" button more than once will alternate between FM1 and FM2. These functions are used with the station memory buttons described under How to tune radio stations.

HOW to tune radio stations

There are four ways for you to tune in a particular station. You can use the "TUNE", "SEEK", 'SCAN"or memory buttons.

• Using the "TUNE" function:
You can change the frequency up or down one increment at a time by Pressing and releasing either the left (< arrow/up) or - right (> arrow/down) side of the "TUNE" or "TUNE DISCS" button. To change frequencies quickly, press and hold down either the right or left side of the button.

Manual tuning adjusts your radio to any allowable broadcast frequency, whether or not a station is present on that frequency. (See All About Radio Frequencies in this section.)

• Using the "SEEK" function
: Press the right *) side of the "SEEK" button to select the next listenable station up the frequency band. Press the left (.4) side of the button to select the next listenable station down the frequency band. By holding the button down, listenable stations can be passed over to reach the desired station. Pressing the "SCAN" button will begin the scan mode up the frequency band, stopping on each listenable station for approximately five seconds. To stop the scan mode on the presently sampled station, press the "SCAN" button again.

Setting the station MEMORY PRESET buttons
: Your radio is equipped with 6 station memory buttons. These buttons can be used to select up to 6 preset AM stations and 12 FM stations (6 in FMI and 6 in FM2)

1. Select a band, then select a frequency.

2. Press one of the memory buttons and hold until the sound returns and the lamp above the memory button lights up. That
memory button is now set.

3. Follow the above steps for each memory preset button.

Custom memory presets can be recalled using the keyless entry system. See Memory Profile System in the Features chapter.

Using the Automatic Memory Store feature ("AUTOSET")
: If the memory buttons have been set, either by using the Auto Memory Load feature or if you have set them manually, the system is prepared tolet you use a convenient feature called Automatic Memory Store.

With Auto Memory Store, you can continually set strong stations into your memory buttons without losing your originally set stations. Your radio will automatically set your memory buttons to the strong local stations.

Activate Auto Memory Store by pushing the "AUTOSET" button once. Your radio will set the first six strong stations of the band you are in (AM, FMI or FM2) into the memory buttons. The display will flash "AUTO" and display the autoset icon "A" while the stations are being set in the memory buttons.

NOTE: If there are less than six strong stations in the frequency band, the remaining unfilled buttons will store the last strong station detected on the band. After all stations have been filled, the radio will begin playing the station stored on memory button 1.

To deactivate the Auto Memory Store mode and return to the manually-set memory button stations, simply push the "AUTOSET" button. Display will show "AUTO" then "OFF". The next time Auto Memory Store is activated on that band, the radio will store the next set of six strong stations.

Nov 23, 2014 | 1996 Lincoln Continental

2 Answers

Woods timer 50029

For the WOODS Model 50029 Indoor 7 day digital timers with Astronomic features.

125Vac 60Hz

1/2 HP

8A / 1,000W Tungsten
15A / 1,875W General purpose

15A Resistive

500 VA Electronic ballast

120Vac 60Hz 8.3A Ballast

Charge the Battery:
Plug the timer into wall outlet for 30 minutes to charge internal battery. Note: You can then unplug the timer from the wall outlet and comfortably hold it in your hand to program the timer.
Clear the Memory:
Press the RESET button with a tooth pick to erase any previous settings.
Note: Inactivity for approximately 30 seconds and the timer will return to clock mode.
To Set the Clock:
1. Press the TIME button to set the current year: Then press the "+" or "-" button to adjust the number from 2012 to 2099.
2. Press the TIME button again to set the month: Press the "+" or "-" button to adjust the number from 01 to 12.
3. Press the TIME button again to set the date: Then press the "+" or "-" button to adjust the number. The maximum date will depend on which month you choose.
4. Press the TIME button again to set the daylight savings time feature. DST will appear on the bottom of the display screen. Then press the "+" or "-" button to set DST AUTO mode or DST OFF mode.
5. Press the TIME button again to set the hour: Then press the "+" or "-" button to adjust the number from 00 to 59.
6. Press the TIME button again to set the minute: Then press the "+" or "-" button to adjust the number from 00 to 59.
7. Press the TIME button again to set the Astronomic function: Then press the "+" or "-" button to select the zone you are in. North = "nor", Center = "cen", and South = "sou".
8. Press the TIME button again to adjust the Sunrise time. Press "+" or "-" button to adjust the time.
9. Press the TIME button again to adjust the Sunset time. Press the "+" or "-" button to adjust the time.
10. Press the TIME button again to finish the setting or press and hold the TIME button for 4 sec that will to back to standby.
To Program the Timer:
1. Press the PROGRAM button once to display the first ON setting.
2. Press "+" or "-" button to adjust the day or group of days you want for the program. Scroll to select from everyday, each individual day, weekdays, or weekends.
3. Press TIME button to set the hour. Press "+" or "-" to scroll through 12-hours AM, 12-hours PM, sunrise time or sunset time for first on setting.
4. Press TIME button to setting the minutes. Press button "+" and "-" to adjust from 00-59.
5. Press the PROGRAM button again to display the first OFF setting and repeat steps 2 through 4 to program.
6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 for additional ON/OFF settings.
7. Press the "MODE" button once, at any time exit time setting or program setting.
Sun tracking technology: the timer adjusts automatically to sunrise/sunset times. For example, program lights to turn On at sunset and Off at 10:00 pm. As daylight hours extend, the sunset time will increase. For example sunset may be at 5:41 pm on Monday, 5:42 pm on Tuesday, and 5:44 on Wednesday. The timer will adjust to this On time accordingly and will always turn off at 10:00 pm as programmed.
To Connect/Operate the Timer:
Plug device in to the timer and turn the device on. Plug timer into wall outlet.
To Operate the Timer / Use Manual Override Function:
Press MODE to choose different function between ON, ON AUTO, ON RDM, OFF, OFF AUTO, OFF RDM
1. ON - load is ON permanently in manual mode.
2. ON AUTO - AUTO mode has been selected and load has been forced ON and will stay ON until a contrary scheduled event.
3. ON RDM- RDM mode has been selected and load has been forced ON and will stay ON until a contrary scheduled RDM event.
4. OFF - load is OFF permanently in manual mode.
5. OFF AUTO - AUTO mode has been selected and load has been forced OFF and will stay OFF until a contrary scheduled event.
6. OFF RDM - RDM mode has been selected and load has been forced OFF and will stay OFF until a contrary scheduled RDM event.
Random Setting Security Feature:
When the random setting is ON, the timer will turn ON/OFF +/- 30 minutes around program on and program off times.
Daylight Savings Time Feature:
When the DST function is on "DST AUTO", the sunrise and sunset time will increase 1 hour on the Sunday of the second week in March at 02:00 am every year. It will then decrease 1 hour on the Sunday of the first week in November at 02:00 am every year. For example if sunrise is 6:12 am on March 9th, it will be 7:11 am on March 10th.

Consumer Support (800) 561-4321

Dec 16, 2013 | Hardware & Accessories

1 Answer

Melnor 4 zone aqua timer dosent follow program

Water timers and Melnor timers last a year or two. They come with 1 year warranty for defects in workmanship.
Change batteries, reset timer if there is a reset protocol, buy another timer. Melnor, Orbit, are major brands. Gardena is not supported. Yardworks repackages other brands.
Copy following link for all watering and irrigation timers on market, with links to manuals for each brand:
Add a comment and say what you find.

Jun 20, 2013 | Aqua Hardware & Accessories

1 Answer

How to set time on Yardworks two zone water timer

Copy following link to access manuals for each brand of water timer on market 2013:
Yardworks does not have website, manuals or warranty claim procedure.
Instead, yardworks repackages other brands of timer, generally water timers, such as orbit or melnor and raindrip. And sometimes repackages other brands of outdoor timers.
Recommend folks stay away from timer-repackagers such as Yardworks, Timex, First Alert, and buy brand names that have clear customer resources.

Jun 05, 2013 | GARDENA Water Timer

1 Answer

Raindrip water timer instructions

Copy following link for links to all sprinkler timer manuals, including raindrip:
Sprinkler timers generally have 1 year limited warranty.
Always reset digital timers to help restore functionality.
Simple power outage can cause digital timers to malfunction, or fail.
Add surge protection to timer circuit.

May 31, 2013 | Hardware & Accessories

1 Answer

4 station timer help

Copy following link to help identify timer:
Most major brands are linked here, including manuals for each.
Some brands such as yardworks, etc, repackage other brands and have no online support or clear resolution for warranty claim.
Open link, then add a comment with brand and model and voltage so expert can access same manual.
Replace battery. Reset timer. Check if unit is getting power. Check if outlet has correct polarity. Are some basic troubleshoot steps.
Most timers have 1 year limited warranty, and timer that came with used house may no longer be functioning. Or the sprinkler hear has gone bad.
For replacement, I think Intermatic mechanical sprinkler timers are better value than digital timers, since the mechanicals have repair motors and trippers and can last 25 years.
Add a comment for more information on timers.

May 22, 2013 | Hardware & Accessories

1 Answer

Setting the clock on a brinks timer 44-1011

I finally found the instructions for the Brinks timer 44-1011 and they work.
    • 1*Press and hold the OK button for 4 seconds. Hour Display flashes.
    • 2*Press +/MANUAL or - to select the hour. Press OK to confirm.
    • 3*Minute display will now flash. Press +/MANUAL or - to select the minute. Press OK to confirm.
    • 4*Press MENU to exit the time setting mode. Now the timer is in clock mode.
    • PROGRAM SETTING NOTE: This timer can be set up for up to 2 different programs. We will use PROG 1 for this example, however these steps can be repeated for any of the 2 programs. To cycle through the individual programs use the +/MANUAL or - after pressing MENU in step one until the desired PROG "#" is flashing. To clear a program setting hit the RECALL button when you have the program selected.
    • 1*Press MENU button, PROG 1 "ON" will flash, press OK.
    • 2*Hour will flash. Cycle with +/MANUAL or - to desired hour, press OK.
    • 3*Minutes will flash. Cycle through minutes +/MANUAL or - to desired minute, press OK.
    • 4*Program will be flashing again. Press +/MANUAL to get to PROG 1 "OFF" blinking, press OK.
    • 5*Repeat steps 2-4 to complete PROG 1 setting.
    • 6*When done setting programs press the MENU button to return to clock mode.
    • 7*Press +/MANUAL to have LCD showing either "AUTO ON" or "AUTO OFF" for the timer to execute the programmed settings.
    • 1*In clock mode, press RECALL to turn on or off the Daylight Saving Time.
    • 2*Turn on DLST, the below of LCD shows +1H. Time is adjusted by adding one hour.
    • 3*Turn off DLST, +1H will disappear and LCD shows the real time. MANUAL OVERRIDE AND ALWAYS ON/OFF When in clock mode the +/MANUAL sign cycles through
    • 4 settings that serve as manual override. **ON - Indicates that the timer is in the ON mode, and will always be on regardless of the programmed setting. **AUTO ON - At this selection, the timer will come on regardless of the programmed setting, but it will follow the next programmed command. **OFF - Indicates that the timer is always off (i.e. the wall socket is turned off) **AUTO OFF - Indicates that the timer is in the OFF mode until the next programmed step that turns it ON.
    • NOTE: For normal timer function, the selection must be either "AUTO ON" or "AUTO OFF". RESET At any mode, press RESET for 5 seconds. All settings will be cleared, return to clock mode, 12:00 MO, AM, AUTO OFF will be shown on LCD
I hope this is helpful. It was a bear to find.

Dec 24, 2012 | Hardware & Accessories

1 Answer

Timer starts and stops whithin 3 seconds, how do I adjust the run time to operate as normal?

Most likely the timer has suffer failure, for example the small gears wear out, or motor begins to slow down and then motor overheats causing motor failure.
Might try resetting the timer by turning Frequency Knob to Reset, and then reprogram:
Copy following link for more recent timer manuals that may not apply to older timer:

Jun 28, 2012 | Raindrip Hardware & Accessories

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hardware & Accessories Logo

Related Topics:

316 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hardware & Accessories Experts

Gene Haynes

Level 3 Expert

5089 Answers


Level 2 Expert

112 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15618 Answers

Are you a Hardware and Accessory Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides