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Savings time We recently switched to daylight savings time. Despite changing my clock several times, it keeps reverting back. How can I keep it at the right time?

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  • EmilyS Mar 19, 2008

    The same thing is happening to our clock. I turned off the Atomic function, but still at the same time every day (6am for some reason), it goes back an hour to the time before daylight savings time started. I reset it manually, but the next morning it has reverted back.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2008

    Same issue with mine. I love the clock, but I am going to return it this weekend if I can't get a fix from there support line.

  • glucko_37744 May 11, 2010

    Clock keeps switching the time by itself sometimes to an hour earlier; sometimes many hours.
    Where is the solution in the directions?
    Is this a setting/option problem with an easy solution like slide over a switch or press a button?
    --Rich G


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This is more of a Clarification than a solution.
I've determined that the SS-5000 is not recognizing the changes to DST that happened in 2007.

From 1986 to 2006 this was the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October, but starting in 2007, it is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, adding about a month to daylight saving time.

So in March the clock is still trying to keep the "earler" time and in November it's trying to keep the 'later' time.

I'm contacting HomeMedics Support to see if there's a resolution.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

  • jdlogan Mar 22, 2009

    Steps for DST resetting on the

    1.Remove batteries from the product.

    2.Unplug the

    3.Wait 1 min.


    5.Plug it into the wall.

    6.Set the unit to
    the correct time zone.

    7.Turn on the
    Atomic Clock.

    8.Clock should
    automatically adjust to the correct time in 2 to 4 hours.

    In order for DST to function, the unit must pick up the
    atomic clock.

  • jdlogan Mar 22, 2009

    My Unit is now displaying the correct time.
    NOTE: I needed to turn to Atomic clock radio on several time before it caught the signal,


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Selecting a Time Zone 

1. Press the ATOMIC ON/OFF button (Fig. 3) to turn off the atomic time function. 
To indicate you are at the off position, the atomic time icon (Fig. 2) will be 
removed from the display.
2. Toggle through the DST/TIME ZONE button (Fig. 3) until you reach your desired 
time zone. (P - Pacific Standard Time, M - Mountain Standard Time, C - Central 
Standard Time, E - Eastern Standard Time)
3. Once you have selected your time zone, press the ATOMIC ON/OFF button 
again to turn on the atomic time function. To indicate you are at the on position, 
the atomic time time icon will reappear with flashing antenna bands. (When the 
antenna bands appear flashing the unit is searching for the atomic time signal.)
4. If the atomic time icon disappears afterwards, the atomic time signal is not available 
at that moment. Try setting the unit in other locations. Remember to place the unit 
away from sources of interference such as mobile phones, appliances, TV etc.
5. The atomic time icon will appear on screen if the atomic time reception is successful. 
(The antenna bands will stop flashing when atomic time reception is successful.) 
The radio-controlled clock will have a daily synchronization at 1:00 am everyday. 
If previous attempts of reception were unsuccessful, the home receiver will 
attempt synchronization each hour until successful. Each reception cycle ranges 
from 2 - 10 minutes. 

Manual Setting of Clock 
1. Press the HOUR button (Fig 1) until you reach the correct hour. 
2. Press the MIN button (Fig 1) until you reach the correct minute. 
3. Press the BACKLIGHT HI/LOW/OFF button (Fig 3) to adjust the backlight intensity. 
Note: A PM indicator will appear in the upper left hand corner of the LCD 
display during the PM hours. Be sure to set the time for the correct 12-hour 
period - AM (morning) or PM (evening). 

Hope all this works.--RG

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