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15312 I have a 15312 timer that is controlling my porch light. When I first installed it prior to day light saving time, it worked perfectly. But when DST came it needed a correction by one hour. Now the problem. Under programming ON/OFF Events on the instruction sheet I followed word for word to reprogram it. I have it set to go on @ 8:30pm & off@ 11:30pm. It goes on OK but when I check it in the morning the porch light is still on. I reprogrammed it 3 different times and it always does the same. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG .? Do I have to reprogram from initial setup ? I'm at my name is Don

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017


SOURCE: I have woods lighting timer

See Woods timers:

Are you sure about that model number?
59200 is a plug-in dial-type timer.
Timer does not have a light.

The dial is rotated to set current time.
And segments located around dial are pulled up and pushed down to set timer function.

Add a comment with description of your so I can locate manual and help.

Posted on Nov 22, 2010

SOURCE: Utilitech model 0141224 wall switch

As luck would have it I'm 60, and learned how to program your 0141224 wall switch timer.
You can see instructions with big print and pictures on following page.
Press CTRL key on keyboard and use scroll wheel on mouse to make web print bigger.

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You have wired your timer correctly and the lights turn on when you push on-off button.
If lights do not turn on, we need to review the wiring.
Your timer looks like photo below.

I'm going to parrot back the manual with some extra words.
To start, press the reset button and clear any programming

Programing overview:
Each program has ON time ... and OFF time
So you set program1 ON and then set program1 OFF
When you set program1 ON, you choose the Day, hour and minute you want program1 to turn ON.
And then you set program1 OFF, and choose Day, hour and minute for program1 to turn OFF.
Your ON-OFF times for program1 should be on same days.
For example program1 ON for all-days-of-the-week, but program1 OFF is for TU Tuesday, then timer will not work.
IN this case, program1 OFF should also be set for all-days-of-the-week.
Let's start.

Setting the clock:
Press and hold CLOCK button
Keep holding CLOCK button and press DAY button until display shows current day (MO TU WE TH FR SA SU)
Press Hour button until current hour with am pm displays
Press MIN button until current minute displays.
Release clock button and current day and time show on display
At no other part of instructions do you press and hold one button while pressing other button.

Setting programs:
Press PROG button until "1" and 'ON' show on display
This is program1 ON
Press DAY button to choose which days for program1 ON.
You can choose: all-days-of-the-week and MO TU WE TH FR SA SU show on display
Choose individual days and MO or TU etc shows in display
Choose weekdays MO TU WED TH FR
Weekends SA SU show in display
Next step
Press HOUR button to select hour for program1 ON
Press MIN to select minute for program1 ON

Now program1 ON is ready, next, you will set program1 OFF

Press PROG button until "1" and 'OFF' shows on display
This is program1 OFF
Press DAY button to choose which days for program1 OFF.
( Remember, you want same days for ON and OFF)
Press HOUR button to select hour for program1 OFF
Press MIN to select minute for program1 OFF

Now program1 ON and OFF are ready, next, you will set program2 ON by repeating same steps above.
You can set up to 7 programs.
If you don't want to set program2, or any more programs, that's fine.

To exit programming and save your program, press CLOCK.
Now current time shows in display.

Final step: set MODE
Press MODE button until AUTO shows in display. You want AUTO for programming to operate lights. That's it, timer is ready.
If you're going on vacation, press MODE button until RDM shows in display, and then timer turns lights on-off at random

Copy and save these instructions to your computer so you have them next year.

Posted on Dec 05, 2010

SOURCE: GE 15 amp 7-Day In-Wall Programmable Digital Timer

Your timer is bad. It comes with 1 year limited warranty.
Buy one at Home Depot and then return defective one.
Make note of wiring before removing bad timer, so re-wire is easy.

GE 15086 is White 7-day digital, non-astronomic timer made by Tork, and sold on-line and at Home Depot.
On the shelf, 15086 timer looks identical to 15071 >> same package >>> difference is 15071 offers daylight savings time and random option, and costs a bit more.

These in-wall timers usually last a few years, and some can last for several years.
Especially when timer operates from electric circuit and not battery.
15086 operates from electric circuit.

15086 manual on-line:

Posted on Dec 05, 2010

SOURCE: GE smart digital timer was

It sounds like wiring is wrong.

If you have GE Tork Intermatic UPM Woods Brinks Hagar Pass-n-Seymour Stanley Westek in-wall timer, with red, black, white and green wires, then you probably put red and white wires together.
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See instructions along with image at following link:

Heres how to wire timer

1) Timer-green-wire connects to bare ground wire.
2) Switch has 2 wires. Take switch wires and connect them to timer-black-wire and timer-red-wire. Choose either one for now.
3) In back of electric box are white wires twisted together and covered with wire nut. Connect timer-white to these wires.
4) If electric box does not have white wires described above, then connect timer-white to bare ground, along with timer-green wire.
5) Turn on electricity, and push ON-OFF button > with GE timer, door is push-button switch. If lights come on, timer is wired correctly. If lights do not come on, then reverse timer-red and timer-black wires.

Posted on Dec 11, 2010

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