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On the malibu timer for outdoor lighting does not work

If I program the timer to turn off after a number of hours, it does not and stays on all the time. I can only turn it on and off manually. The instuctions are not helpful

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Be sure that you have the AM/PM set properly. They are quite simple to use but this one can get you.

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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.
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How do I set it and can I use it indoors?


I see nothing in the manual that says 'outdoor use only' EXCEPT timer runs on photoelectric eye.
Timer turns ON automatically at dusk, so if timer is inside, and indoor lights are ON, then timer stays OFF.

http://www.intermatic.com/~/media/files/intermatic/products/instructions/timers/hb51rc%20-%20english.ashx

http://www.intermatic.com/products/timers/consumer%20outdoor%20timers/electromechanical%20timers/hb51rc.aspx


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Plug timer into wall.
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Rotate dial to set how long timer will stay ON.
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http://www.intermatic.com/products/timers/consumer%20outdoor%20timers/electromechanical%20timers/hb51rc.aspx


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Next step: Set program1 OFF > hour, minute, and day

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Next: Set program2 OFF > hour, minute, and day

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Step 1: Press PROGRAM button until display shows 1 ON (this is program1 ON)
Press hour button until 6 pm shows
Press minute button until :00 shows
Press day button until all days of week show (MO TU WE TH FR SA SU)

Step 2: Press PROGRAM button until display shows 1 OFF (this is program1 OFF)
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If you want to set another program, you will repeat same steps for program2
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Press ON/AUTO/OFF button until AUTO displays


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