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Time Change My clock has the wrong time for the 3 weeks of each time change. Is there a fix? The DST and the regular time are an hour off for 3 weeks. What do I do? I reset the clock manually, but at noon and midnight it changes back.

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    Neither the manual nor the homedics web site offers a solution.  Batteries have been changed and system has be sync'd-- repeatedly.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    Homemedics ss-6000 same clock problem. Changing the time setting reverts back automatically to Pacific time .
    You are supposed to be able to set your time zone area but mine will not change from Pacific. Tried users manual, tried new batteries , I am compitent in electronics, nothing works. Most stores no longer carry this model so cannot trade/ return
    Anyones stuck on Mountain time? want to trade???
    Product works great otherwise

  • DFender Apr 13, 2009

    My clock didn't change either. Have tried everything... My clock is an hour behind Eastern Standard Time... What else can I do....

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The units may not be properly synchronized or the batteries may need to
be replaced.

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Hey there
This is a link to a instirction manual of the one their other clocks perheps it might help you out
http://www.homedics.com/html/cs_media/SS-5000_IB.pdf

Also you might want to conntact them if this pdf doesn't work
http://www.homedics.com/homedics/homedicsPages/customerSupport.jsp

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Go to:
http://www.emersonelectronics.ca/emerson/en/product/details/VLJT600
or
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The solution appears to be common for all recent Emerson SmartSet(tm) radios (BTW it's not the clock fault, it's the law).

Remarkably Emerson foresaw this, so here we go.

Short version (may require three hands :-) )

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This should remain until either the lithium battery fails or Congress undoes its work.


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