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My Defian wall outlet timer does not work. When plugged in the clock does not rotate.

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If the dial does not rotate, your timer may have failed. It's a common problem with that type of timer.

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Make sure lamp is turned ON, and that light bulb is good.
Rotate manual override button on timer to check that light turns on-off.
Intermatic TN111 series timers have 1 year warranty against defects in workmanship.
If you are having problems with multiple failed timers, then use circuit analyzer to test outlet polarity and grounding. If that checks out, have electrician check how clean the electrical lines are.
Also important to note that timers are susceptible to power surge. Simple power outage can burn out timer when power resumes.

Copy following links for possible identification of timer issue:

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Clock does not rotate

If clock does not rotate, then check if outlet has power. Check for loose wires.
If clock rotated before and stopped working, then clock motor might have gone bad.

Replacement clock: Taco timer uses the FM1 timer module.
Voltage and timer information appear on back of timer.

Open following links to identify timer and model number:

For example Taco timer module is 24 hour, and 120Volts, and doesn't have battery back-up.
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We can't figure out how to set our timer. Where and what are the segmented pins. Nothing is labeled. There is no diagram with the timer. Thank-you. Joy and Fred.

Hi Joy and Fred.
You posted under Woods outdoor timer, but don't give specific brand or model
Open following links for detailed information and illustrations:

Segments are usually on outer edge of dial.
Some timers the segments lift up, some push down, some pull up and out, etc.
Use a fingernail or small tool and fiddle around with it.
Some timers have pins located on dial face that click inward or outward. Use small tool and move them in and out.
Some timers have trippers that you attach to outer edge of dial.
If you are confused, open links above for illustrations.

After moving some segments-pins. Plug lamp into timer.
Turn lamp on. Plug timer into outlet.
Manually rotate timer dial and watch how lamp turns on-off.
Move timer switch both directions and manually rotate dial to see lamp turn on-off.
These tests will show you how to set pin-segments-trippers and switch for your specific timer.

The timer dial rotates as time passes. The dial is a simple clock that rotates because of a clock motor.
The dial causes segments-pins move small lever that turns lamp on-off.
Just like any clock, the correct time has to be set. To do this: rotate dial until current time lines up with arrowhead located on inner dial.

For more information, add a comment with in-focus photo of your timer.

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Which is the on position?

You posted under Woods 59382
Open following link to identify timer for sure and download manual

To check switch setting and segment settings, plug timer into outlet, turn lamp on, plug lamp into timer, then manually rotate timer dial clockwise to check operation.
Change the switch, and rotate dial again to see when lamp turns on-off.
After segments and switch are set how you want, then rotate dial until current time lines up with arrowhead located on inner dial.

Analog timers like 59382 have small motor that rotates clock dial just like old fashioned clock.
As dial rotates, segments on dial move lever that opens and closes circuit to lamp.
The switch, or override button, lets you choose if you want timer program to operate, or if you want lamp ON all the time.

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Two out of three of my timers have jammed up. the timer does not turn at a certain point without forcing it. they are like 2 weeks old. can I fix this or should i just change brand

I test timers.
4-6% arrive defective >>> and most last less than a year. But some last a long time.

Plug-in timers are made cheaper today.
Inside the timer is small clock motor that rotates plastic gears that rotate time dial.
Plastic arm rides along the time dial.
When segments or pins are up-or-out, plastic arm moves back-n-forth and opens and closes electrical contacts.

If motor is not able to turn the dial, then motor is overheating and is in downward spiral.
They don't make replacement motors for inexpensive plug-in timers.
So you need a new timer.

Amazon has interesting page that shows wide selection:

Amazon sells 2-pack of plug-in timers with 2 prong outlet

3-prong outlet

Here are Woods timers:
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How do you program the 15119 timer? I have the tabs "up" for the times that I want the timer off and it is not working. The switch is set to "timer on". It does work when in the...

I was looking at GE timers at Home Depot tonight.
Timer ON is correct setting.
Segments up should be lights off.
You lights turn ON with outlet on, so lamp, bulb and electricity are good.

Troubleshoot your timer:
What happens when you manually rotate the dial clockwise?
Do lights turn on and off at scheduled times?
Move override switch both directions and rotate dial manually with switch in each position.
Are the segments pulled all the way up?
If lights do not respond when dial is rotated manually, and segments are all the way up, then timer is broken.
If lights turn on-off with manual rotation, then check if clock motor is rotating dial.
If dial is not rotating, then timer is broken.

The way these timers work is this:
Timer clock with plastic gears rotates dial.
Dial rotates as time passes.
Plastic arm rides along outside edge of segments. See photo below.
When segment is pulled up, plastic arm clicks inward via spring action.
The moving arm opens electrical contacts that turn lights OFF.
If dial is not rotating, or the spring is worn out, or the plastic arm broken off, or the contacts fused together, or override wire is disconnected, then timer is broken.

I test these timers.
4-6% arrive defective, and most last 1 or 2 seasons and then they break.
But they are priced low and easily replaced.

geno_3245_190.jpg Plastic arm rides along segments

geno_3245_191.jpg Segments pulled up on GE 15207

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Please e mail the intermatic timer instruction model# 59419

59419 is the Woods 2 pack plug in 24-hour dial timer with 2-prong outlet.
If this is not your timer, add a comment.

See all Woods timers and manuals:

Manual for Woods 59419:

Rotate dial until current time lines up with arrowhead located on inner dial
When plugged in, dial rotates
24 segments located around outer edge of dial; each segment is 1 hour
You have to pull these segments up using fingernail or small screwdriver
Segment pulled up = lights OFF
Segment down = lights ON
Override switch located top of timer, move switch to TIMER
Plug lamp into timer
Make sure lamp is turned ON
Plug timer into wall

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Time setting does not function. Clock doesn't cycle. Manual on/off functions and appliance turns on

As a general rule, if the timer clock does not rotate on plug-in-timers and in-wall-timers, then the timer has gone bad and needs to be replaced.

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Im installing a TORK 1103.. Im hooking this timer up to 4 outlets.. I have a black, a white, a red and a copper wire.. my problem is I have to turn the timer on and off manually.. The clock is not...

Tork 1103 is mechanical timer with 125V 3 watt clock motor
Dial on front face rotates when clock has voltage
Dark and light colored pins connected to dial, and turn timer on and off
There is removable brass bar that connects poles L and 1

You have 4 wires:
Red >>> I'm not sure about this wire, is this Hot wire coming from tandem breaker?
Black >>> this is Hot wire coming from tandem breaker
White >>> this is Neutral wire
Bare ground

Test wires:
Please test Black and Red to bare ground to see if these are both Hot
Test Hots to white to confirm this is Neutral
Solution ASSUMES black and red are both Hot, and white is Neutral

You have 2 problems:
Prob 1) Clock does not rotate dial: so clock is bad -or- clock not wired correctly
Prob 2) You are able to control 4 plugs using manual override, which means load wires are correct
However, you want to wire timer 'without red wire' (which is confusing, since red wires are connected to outlets)

Solution Prob 1:
1) The diagram show the N or Neutral wire is connected to Unmarked pole on timer
2) Black Hot has to be connected to pole L
3) Unmarked pole and pole L must be wired with 120V as shown before dial will rotate
4) If wiring is correct and dial does not rotate, then clock motor is bad
5) If dial rotates, check outer rim of dial to see if you have dark and light pins for on-off functions
6) Notice that all the Neutrals connect on Unmarked pole

Solution Prob2:
Are you saying that the household wiring extends beyond the 4 plugs, so when you turn off the 4 plugs, it also turns off more plugs and switches farther down the line? If so, you need to wire plugs with separate hot wire.
Let me review features on timer which might help:
1) There is removable brass bar between poles L and 1
2) If brass bar is removed, then you need Hot wires on both L and 1... but you can jumper between L and 1 with short black wire
3) If brass bar is there, then one Hot connected to either L or 1 will power both clock and load.
4) Timer is DPST double pole single throw ... so you can control 2 different loads ... one load connects to Unmarked pole and pole X ... another load connects to Unmarked pole and pole 2

If brass bar is removed:
Jumper between poles L and 1 ... so only one Hot wire is used on your timer.

Below shows jumper on poles L & 1: hot to load is on pole 2


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Load: Total load on all 6 plugs cannot exceed 1500 Watts, which is typical for 15A circuits. Indoor wall plugs are 15A. Don't add more load to timer than you would put on ordinary wall plug.

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Reset: Timer has reset button in top left corner.

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