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Model #6123- series 52-8848-2 Lamp fixture for incandescent only. It has settings for manual and automatic. The automatic settings are for 2, 4, 6, 8,10, and 12 hours. The choice is between random and fixed.

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SOURCE: I just purchased a Woods TN300 Timer. I have it

Make sure the manual override switch on the unit is set to timer on.

Posted on Aug 10, 2010

SOURCE: Utilitech self-adjusting wall timer 0192773. I

I have been testing the 0192773, and other timers, for wire and program difficulties.
Good news: your timer is wired correctly. This timer will not operated lights with incorrect wiring.

programming steps are long, but same as other programmable timers.
The 0192773 is a 7-day or sunrise/sunset timer

1) Most programmable timers will not 'work as expected' if there is a conflict in programming.
They suggest you make a schedule of times before programming

2) One of the things this timer offers are individual days -or- groups of days > for example weekend only -or- weekdays only -or- all days of week -plus- individual days. For me, it was a bit confusing keeping that straight while programming

3) Each Program has ON time and OFF time
So Program1 ON has to be set same days as Program1 OFF

4) The other difficulty was how fast the display shifted back to current time when I was programming. If I looked at the instructions for a moment, my display would change before I could catch up. So it's possible that an ON or OFF time could be missed easily.

5) Finally, if you are using the timer as a sunrise/sunset, you need to enter Sunrise or Sunset with program1 ON and program1 OFF

I think the problem is in your programs:
You can use paperclip and hold in reset button for a few seconds and start over
You can press PROG button and and re-check and re-set each program.

By the way, when setting current time, I noticed the timer let you chose a year up to the year 2099. I thought that was an optimistic outlook for both operator and timer.

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SOURCE: I have the intermatic TN 300 model lamp timer and

This answer is a little misleading. ALL the pins between the time you want the lamp on to the time you want it off must be pushed down. In other words, the lamp will light only when the timer reaches a pin that has been pushed down. You could have the timer turn a lamp on and off and on and off and on and off, etcetera, if you had one pin down, the next up, the next down, etcetera. It's a good visual indication of what the lamp will do: pin(s) DOWN = lamp ON; pin(s) UP = lamp OFF.

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Ok - a couple of things, first - when a dimmer is set to minimum; zero to a barely perceptible level of light output is expected. Second, fluorescent lamps have a much shorter range of dimming that the standard incandescent lamps have. It is not unusual for a fluorescent lamp to remain off until the dimmer is at or above the half way point in the dimmer's range. Third, you can not dim a fluorescent lamp or fixture unless the lamp or fixture is specifically labeled as being "dimmable". Use of a dimmer to control brightness of fluorescent lamps and fixtures that do not clearly indicate they are designed for dimming or to control the speed of motors like those in "paddle fan & light fixtures" creates a dangerous fire hazard condition. Most CFL (compact fluorescent lamps) that readily replace the screw-in incandescent type lamps and are clearly labeled as dimmable, can be used with a standard dimmer. The traditional (non-CFL) fluorescent fixtures that have a internally mounted and hard wired internal ballast need a special dimmable ballast to operate.

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Do I set the GE timer # 15089 to Auto on or Auto off for it to be activated. I had it on Auto on however the light stayed on all the time.

I don't have repair for defective timer.
Open following link to identify timer and download manual:

Timer should be set to Auto ON for timer programs to run.
Auto OFF is temporary override, and timer resumes schedule at next set point.
ON is always ON
OFF is always OFF

If timer is not operating as expected:
Test outlet for correct polarity and electrical problems using cheap circuit analyzer from hardware store.
Timer programs can have conflicts. Make schedule before setting timer so there are no overlaps that cause timer not to function as expected.
Current time has not been set. Set current time including current day.
Set button has been accidentally pushed, and a number or CTD appear in display.
Timer needs to be reset to clear conflicting programming or error. Push reset button with paperclip and try programming again.
Timer is not able to handle intended load. All timers work for incandescent bulb. Connect timer to incandescent lamp and see if problem continues.
Timer is defective. Buy another timer from Home Depot and return defect in new package.

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All electrical devices generate heat, but the clock motor inside TN series is around 3Watts, and should put off same heat as 3 watt light bulb.
This timer is rated for inductive loads like a fan, up to 1/3 HP (horsepower). Some timers are incandescent only and are not rated for fans or HP loads.
1) Try plugging timer into different outlet and to different Load (light, fan)
2) Test outlet with cheap circuit analyzer from home center to make sure outlet is wired correctly.
3) This line of timers has limited 1 year warranty

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Utilitec 0155671 7-day digital programmable timer is sold under different brand names and numbers
Read instructions on following link.

There are 7 general things to look for if digital timer is not working correctly.
1) 0155671 timer is considered incandescent light bulb timer (tungsten) and not necessarily made for motors loads, TVs, CFLs etc. Try using timer on table lamp with incandescent bulb. Turn lamp ON, and make sure bulb is good.
2) Outlet is wired wrong: test outlet with circuit analyzer, and try timer on another outlet, and with different load. For example if outlet polarity is reversed, or if load has interference.
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6) Timer is defective: 6-8% of all timers arrive defective.
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This is not a surprise. Many wall-mounted devices such as occupancy sensors and dimmers operate by leaking a little bit of power through the light fixtures. In the world of incandescent, this was rarely a problem - that little bit of current wasn't enough to excite the bulb. But now that we're living in a world of low-wattage lamp types, that little bit of current is now enough power to excite the lamp and cause what you're seeing. The added detriment is that little bit of pulsing that you see in the CFL can actually wear it out pretty quickly.

The short-term solution is to use the older-style, incandescent lamps.
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2) Change the wall-sensor. Lutron makes one (MS-OPS6M-DV-WH) that has extremely low leakage current and may solve the problem. But the best way to guarantee it won't be an issue is to use a wall-sensor that connects to the neutral wire in the wallbox. Those devices take that leakage current and dump it out the neural wire rather than run in through the light fixture. Lutron makes one of those as well (MS-OPS5AM-WH)

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Check following link to identify timer and download manual:

1) Manual shows 59377 timer is for Tungsten (incandescent)
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3) Buy cheap circuit analyzer at home center and check circuit. Whenever electronic timers fail, circuit is suspect. The light fixture may be causing interference. Try timer on different circuit. Try timer on different load.
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