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  • Aaron May 11, 2010

    timer off on what?

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You can turn the thermostat down as low as it will go and the heater should not come on very often.

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How do I turn off the timer on my pool pump so it won't come on


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Having a hard time "setting" it to turn on/off


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1) Did timer work before and stop working?
If timer stopped working, then buy another one for $15.

2) Is this a new timer?
Is the wiring correct?
Does the on-off switch turn load on and off?

GE 15068 is countdown timer.
Following link has a photo showing example timer:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/311ev7wNxkL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
To operate countdown functions, move slide switch to Timer.
Rotate dial to one of the numbers shown on dial, for example 15.
Timer will turn on Load.
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We have the Noma Exterior Mechanical No instructions. Shows on and off/dusk and then the hours. Do you turn to dusk and then the hours how do you set it to come at dusk then turn off 6 hours later?


Identify timer on following page:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Woods-timers-and-manuals.html

Page shows instructions and troubleshooting.

That being said, if your timer has a dial with 2 4 6 8, then following instructions probably apply:

Timer turns on automatically at dusk,
Rotate dial to select when timer will turn off.
In your case, rotate dial to 6, and then timer will turn off 6 hours later.

Make sure to keep timer turned away from lights, or where car lights might reach photo-eye located on front of timer.
If timer is exposed to light, it will turn OFF, and then blink back ON few minutes later.
When timer turns ON again, the 6 hour countdown starts over.

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Outdoor lights timer: Intermatic HB851 photo timer with dial. How do I set it for dusk ON then off in 8 hrs.


Intermatic make HB51 timer.

If this is not your timer, then add a comment.
To set for ON at dusk, and off 8 hours later, rotate dial to the number 8.
Timer turns on automatically at dusk.
Timer set to 8 hours will start countdown when timer turns ON > and 8 hours later timer will turn off.

Make sure timer is turned away from lights so photo-eye doesn't receive feedback.
Feedback is when the photo eye gets too much light, and then timer thinks it's dawn, so lights turn off, and a moment later photo eye thinks it's dusk again and lights turn on again.
Feedback from lights will cause timer to reset the 8 hour countdown.
A car pulling in the driveway can cause feedback.
If the timer resets because of feedback, it begins the 8 hour countdown again, so the lights will not turn off until dawn.

You can test timer by putting black tape over photo eye, and then timer will turn on.
Set timer for 2 hours for example and then check if timer turned off 2 hours later.

If timer is not functioning correctly, then timer is defective.

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How do I get it to start at dusk and run for 4 hours


You posted under Intermatic make HB51 timer.

If this is not your timer, then add a comment.

To set for ON at dusk, and off 4 hours later, rotate dial to the number 4.
Timer turns on automatically at dusk because timer has photo eye.
Timer set to 4 hours will start countdown when timer turns ON > and 4 hours later timer will turn off.

Make sure timer is turned away from lights so photo-eye doesn't receive feedback.
Feedback is when the photo eye gets too much light, and then timer thinks it's dawn, so lights turn off, and a moment later photo eye thinks it's dusk again and lights turn on.
Feedback from lights will cause timer to reset the 4 hour countdown.
A car pulling in driveway can cause feedback.
If timer resets because of feedback, it begins 4 hour countdown again, so lights will not turn off until much later than planned, or not turn off until dusk.

You can test timer by putting black tape over photo eye, and then timer will turn on.
Set timer for 2 hours for example and then check if timer turned off 2 hours later.

If timer is not functioning correctly, then timer is defective.

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I set the timer for 6 hours, it went on at dusk but it blinks instead of staying on.


Two things can cause problem.
1) defective timer
2) feedback from nearby lights

Make sure timer is turned away from lights so photo-eye doesn't receive feedback.
Feedback is when the photo eye gets too much light, and then timer thinks it's dawn, so lights turn off, and a moment later photo eye thinks it's dusk again and lights turn on again.
Feedback from lights will cause timer to reset the 6 hour countdown.
A car pulling in the driveway can cause feedback.
If the timer resets because of feedback, it begins the 6 hour countdown again, so the lights will not turn off until much later, or at dawn.

You can test timer by putting black tape over photo eye, and then timer will turn on.
Set timer for 2 hours for example and then check if timer turned off 2 hours later.

If timer is not functioning correctly, then timer is defective.

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Dual Outlet Timer won't shut lights off, even though pins are in the right place. Do you turn on the lights before attaching timer, or let the timer do that?


The timer dial should turn lights on and off.
The lamp switch has to be turned on for the timer to work.
It sounds odd that the timer will turn ON the lights but not turn them OFF.
Make sure your pins are pushed all the way into place.

With older timers, the pins wear out or the tripper lever wears out, and this could cause the problem you describe.

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How do i set timer to turn lights off and on


If I understand correctly, you have Intermatic electro-mechanical timer that has a yellow clock dial on front
And you want to set the timer to turn lights on and off
And your wiring is correct and the manual override turns the lights on-and-off correctly

To set timer:
Pull dial back toward you. Rotate clock dial until current time lines up with silver pointer.
On other brands of timer, you rotate dial until current time lines up with an arrow or the word 'time' located on lower right of clock dial
Timer has on-off trippers that fit outer edge of dial.
Intermatic trippers are labeled ON and OFF
Other brands of timer have dark and light-colored trippers >> I think the dark trippers on some brands are OFF

Place 'off' tripper when you want timer to turn off
Place 'on' tripper when you want timer to turn on
Turn on electricity and expect timer to run for 20 years
Dial has to be re-set to current time after power outage

http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-T104-Intermatic-timer.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Paragon-timers-and-manuals.html

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How do I set the hb51r so it turns on and off after 6 hours?


manual for HB51RC
http://www.intermatic.com/%7E/media/files/intermatic/products/instructions/timers/hb61rc%20-%20english.ashx
See timer at Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-HB61RC-Digital-Outdoor-Control/dp/B00004W4X5

Plug timer into outlet
Plug lights into timer
Timer turns on automatically at dusk unless you set override feature shown below

Timing cycle repeats each 24 hours
Use selector button to set timer
Timer must be reset after power outage or after unplugging timer.
Push selector button and choose one of following

F > Lights are OFF
O > Constant ON
1 through 9 > timer turns ON at dusk and turns OFF 1 to 9 hours later
d > timer turns ON at dusk and OFF at Dawn
1. through 9. > timer turns ON immediately and then turns OFF 1 to 9 hours later
Maximum wattage 1000
50 mini-bulb-string of Christmas lights is 25 watts

From these instructions, you should push button until 6 displays. Timer will turn ON at dusk and turn OFF 6 hours later
If timer.
If you want timer to turn ON immediately and turn OFF 6 hours later, push button until 6. shows in display.

If timer does not display or does not operate correctly, then timer is suspect. Return timer for another one.

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T101 Intermatic Timer will not turn lights on or off


You have a weak timer motor. The T101 is notorious for it. I have 6 on my property and have had that problem numerous times. You need to replace the guts of the timer.

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