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Timer not working?

I have placed red and black pins in proper position. Followed directions exactly. The dial inside is turning but is not tripping the lights on or off? Is the inside dial supposed to rotate counterclockwise when running? When I turn on manually works no problem?

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Look closer at those pins as the motor turns those pins turn a togle switch on and off make sure those pins are able to togle that switch you will see that switch under the that timer disk

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This type of timer has removeable pins in two colors. The difference in color is so you can set two different start and stop times and tell which is which. Use both white pins for the first time period and the other color for the second time period.
You will notice that the pins have a short leg and a long leg. The long leg is the one that trips the switch on and off. The pin that has the long leg positioned to the outside of the dial will turn the switch on. To turn the switch off, you need the other pin to be turned so the long leg is toward the inside of the dial. Repeat for the other set of pins.
You must also set the current time of day and that is done by turning the whole dial so that the small arrow is pointing to the correct time of day, either AM or PM. Now just plug the unit into the wall and plug in the lamp or whatever into the unit. It will come on and off at the times set by the pins.
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Need to set the timer properly. No instructions to follow. Want lights to come on at 6PM and off at 6AM. the timer has red and black pegs on the timer, HEL:P

Experiment with the timer.
Hook up the lights and timer. And read resource link below.
Put the trippers on the dial. Put red at 6pm and black at 6am.
Then manually rotate the dial two revolutions.
Turn the override knob to different setting, and then manually rotate the dial two revolutions.
Watch what the lights do as you rotate timer dial.
Then rotate dial two revolutions until current time lines up with stationary arrowhead located on inner dial.
The clock motor located inside timer rotates the dial, and trippers move small switch that turns lights on-and-off.

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as per geno, Tork T1101 has 120 Volt clock motor and is generally used for 120Volt loads but can be wired other ways to handle 240Volt circuits.

Here are basic wiring instructions for 120Volt.
1) Black Hot wire from breaker connects to both terminal 1 and terminal L.
There is usually a brass connector plate between these two terminals. If that plate is present, then connect Hot wire to one terminal or the other.
2) White Neutral wire from breaker box connects to terminal X.
3) Black wire going to Load (light, fan, motor) connects to terminal 2
4) White neutral wire going to Load connects to terminal X along with other neutral wire.

That's the wiring.
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1) Set current time: rotate dial clockwise until current time lines up with the word TIME that is located to lower right of dial at about 5 o'clock position.
2) Put on-off trippers on outer edge of dial at times you want timer to turn on and off.
The trippers are marked ON and OFF.

3) The ON tripper rotates around on the dial until it encounters a lever, and then it pushes the lever.
The lever clicks one direction for ON tripper, and then OFF tripper pushes lever other direction.
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Which way do the pins need to be positioned on a manual timer for it to be on, ie is it up or down for `on`

You posted under GE 15004 timer.
Push trippers down and then rotate tripper around dial to desired on or off time.
Release tripper and it tripper locks upward in place.

Other timers have segments and pins that are located around timer dial
The position for ON-OFF varies by brand and model number.

I suggest you turn lamp ON and make sure bulb is good, plug lamp into timer, set a few pins one direction or other, plug timer into wall. Manually rotate timer dial clockwise, and watch lamp turn ON-OFF to know how to set pins.

Also move the slide switch one direction and then other direction to see how override switch operates.
After checking operation, set pins exactly how you want, and then rotate dial clockwise until current time lines up with pointer located on inner dial.
Dial rotates with passing time and pins push small lever that opens and closes circuit.

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How do you set the timer

You posted under mechanical outdoor timer with time dial located on face.
If you have different timer, add a comment.

Rotate dial clockwise until current time lines up with arrowhead located on inner dial.
There are segments or pins located around outer edge of dial.

If timer has segments.
Pull these segments outward, or leave them in place to set on-off times.
Pull out a few segments and then rotate dial clockwise to see if lights turn on or off with segments out.
Then pull out segments for the times you want timer to turn on-off.

If timer has pins.
Click pins outward, or leave them in place to set on-off times.
Click out a few pins and then rotate dial clockwise to see if lights turn on or off with pins out.
Then pull out pins for the times you want timer to turn on-off.

Some timers also have an override button located on inner dial or somewhere on body of timer.
Move this switch to TIMER or AUTO, depending on your timer

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Add a comment if timer is different.
1) If this is new timer installation, it sounds like black wires on terminals 1 and 2 are reversed.
Other cause could be the ON-OFF trippers not positioned on timer dial

2) If this is old timer that worked before, then tripper pins could be worn down.
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pins IN = timer ON
pins OUT = timer OFF
Slide-switch must be pushed to right for timer to work
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Grasslin and Paragon both offer multiple-gang timers.

Grasslin manual says:
" For example, to turn lights ON at 5:00pm and OFF at
11:00pm, leave inward the 18 trippers between 5 and
11 on the "pm" side of the dial.

Link to Grasslin manual

Wiring timer:
Timer black goes to Hot wire
Timer red (or blue) goes to Load
Timer white goes to Neutral (if no neutral, then connect to bare ground)
If timer dial does not rotate, black and red wires are reversed

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What kind of Woods timer do you have?

Is the dial turning? The dial is the clock. And the clock needs electricity to work, just like alarm clock. If dial is not turning, the wiring is not right.

Does the manual override turn on the lights? Maybe the slider switch set to OFF? Set slider to "Timer" for timer functions to work.

Wall timer:
If you have 59017 wall timer, it has dark PM white AM. You rotate dial until correct time lines up with little triangle located on right side of center knob.

There are 48 plastic pins on dial ... when pins are moved out, the lights are off. For timer functions, set slide switch to 'Timer'
Correct wiring is needed for timer to work:
Timer black attaches to Hot wire from breaker box
Timer red attaches to wire going to Load (lights)
Timer white must attach to white Neutral (or if your box has no neutral, connect white to bare ground)
Timer green connects to bare ground

If wiring seems right but dial on front of timer is still not rotating, then reverse Timer red and Timer black and see if that sorts out problem.

If this is wrong Woods timer, please re-post question.

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