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Incorrect wiring?
This single-pole timer requires a neutral wire to power the electronics.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Programmable.html#Sylvania
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-timers.html

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If timer worked correctly in the past, and suddenly stopped working, then manual says to push the reset button.

Following link has manual.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Sylvania-SA-170-Manual.pdf

I test timers, and most in-wall, and plug-in timers have 1 year limited warranty, although some last 5-7 years. When timers go bad, they are replaced. Sylvania is a good brand.

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My timer is set on auto-from dusk to dawn. Comes on every night but does not turn off in the morning. This is the 3rd one we have tried and all do the same thing. Had electrician install, so think its...


You posted under Intermatic ST01C battery operated timer.
Battery operated timers cannot be exposed to freezing temperatures.
Answer below fits ST01C timer, and other similar timers.

If timer worked at one time, then timer is installed correctly. This is true for all timers.
Most in-wall timers have 1 year limited warranty.

ST01C uses CR2 battery that needs to be replaced periodically.
ST01C manual says to reset timer as last-step troubleshoot.
Programming must be entered again afterwards.
Open following link for ez programming steps and battery info.
http://waterheatertimer.org/ST01C-program.html

If you are having a problem, then buy Utilitec LW60419-0192773 at Lowes.
You can install yourself using information on following link:
Utilitec does not have battery and can be exposed to cold.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Program-wire-Utilitec-LW60419.html

Another dawn-dusk Timer is Honeywell Aube T1033
http://waterheatertimer.org/Aube-timers.html
Aube is also battery operated like ST01C and it cannot be exposed to freezing temperatures.

Sylvania SA170 offers ez-set zip code feature for dawn-dusk operation.
You can install yourself using information on following link
Sylvania does not have a battery
http://waterheatertimer.org/Sylvania-timers-and-manuals.html#SA170

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The lights that are attached to my sylvania digital wall switch timer SA170 flash. I changed the batteries in the switch a month ago.


If timer worked correctly in the past, and suddenly stopped working, then manual says to push the reset button.

Following link has manual.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Sylvania-SA-170-Manual.pdf

I test timers, and most in-wall, and plug-in timers have 1 year limited warranty, although some last 5-7 years. When timers go bad, they are replaced. Sylvania is a good brand.

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Mar 06, 2011 | Zip Heaters Sylvania SA170 15 Amp Zip-Set...

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HI, I HAVE A SYLVANIA MODEL SA 170 , I CAN´T SEE THE NUMBERS WHEN I´M IN FROM THE SCREEN, IT´S APPEARS VERY DARKS


If I understand correctly, you have Sylvania 170 timer and the display doesn't light up.
If you have different problem, add a comment.

A) If this is existing installation and timer display worked correctly before, then it sounds like timer malfunctioned or power to timer is interrupted. Check breaker, and then pull out timer and test for power.

B) If this is new installation, then 2 possible things:
1) Timer defective: exchange for new one.
2) Timer not wired correctly.

Review wiring:
Timer replaces single pole switch.
Single pole switch has two wires
Timer has 3 wires: Blue Black White
Timer has additional wire to run internal clock and to light up display.
If timer not wired correctly, then display will not light up.

Here is correct wiring:
a) Two wires from switch.
b) Connect timer-blue wire to one of the switch wires. Choose either one for now. You will have to choose other wire if display doesn't light up.
c) Connect timer-black wire to other switch wire.
d) Timer-white wire does NOT connect to either switch wire. Look in back of electric box. There are white wires twisted together and covered with wire nut. These are neutral wires. Connect timer-white wire to neutral wires. This will power the clock and display.
e) If your box does not have the white wires described in d), then connect timer-white wire to bare ground wire.
f) Turn power ON. Does display light up?
g) If display lights up, switch is wired correctly.
h) If display does not light up, then reverse timer-blue wire and timer-black wire shown in step b) and c).

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SYLVANIA DIGITAL WALL SWITCH TIMER SA 170. NO DIRECTIONS AS TO HOW TO PROGRAM THIS DEVICE. WANT TO TO BE ABLE TO SET SPECIFICI TIME FOR OUTSIDE EAVE LIGHTS TO COME ON AND GO OFF.


Manual at Hardware Innovations Click manual link to right of product photo

Sylvania SA170 manual shows that timer can automatically turn on lights at sunset time, just enter your phone area code: Timer has to wired first and power on. Manual has long list of instructions starting on page 2.

How to wire timer:
SA170 replaces on-off wall switch that has 2 wires + ground
Timer has 3 wires + no ground wire
Wires that come off switch connect to Timer Blue & Black wires
Timer white wire connects with other white wires in box - if you do not have other white wires, connect to bare ground
If timer doesn't work, switch Blue and Black wires

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How do i reset clock for the taylor clock timer 5851-21?


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You could try disconnecting power to the switch for a few minutes maybe that will reset it. Other than that I would say cut your losses and replace it. Hope this helps a little.

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