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I have a ge 7 Day Indoor in-wall Programmable Digital Timer Model # 15086 and I have nothing showing up on the screen. Any advice?

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The battery is not easily replaceable. It's a 1.2 volt, 80ma Nickel-metal hydride battery, that is soldered to the circuit board. I opened the back of the switch to find the battery. The one in this switch was in bad shape. It looks like the battery broke apart, but wasn't leaking. The switch is less then a year old. Bad design.

I just opened this up today and am going to look for a replacement battery. But soldering will obviously be involved to get the a new battery back in place.

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The instructions say, "Note that the screen blanks if the battery is discharged completely." It will probably charge when you install it.

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Installed several GE smart digital timers around the house: for lights over garage, front door, court yard. They are model 15086. The units work in timer mode as desired. I would think...


15086 timer:
Pressing door will override timer setting and manually turn switch ON-OFF.
Press door or open timer door, and press any of 4 buttons located in corners.
You know information posted so far:

However, you are moving the small switch from Timer to OFF.
And when switch is OFF, the override does not work because circuit is OFF.
You want a timer that can switch programming OFF, and not switch circuit OFF, so that device toggles between timer and ordinary switch.

Looking at timers on the market today, I cannot think of any in-wall programmable or box timer that does what you want. Each has manual override that reverses timer function, but when you set timer to OFF, the circuit is OFF.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Programmable.html#Aube

Plug-in-type timers have override button that turns programming off, and then you can operate table lamp normally with the lamp switch. But in that case, the lamp has separate switch that operates outside of timer functions.

GE 15070 24-hour mechanical timer could do what you want:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/GE-15070-mechanical-timer.jpg
In this specific case, when you wanted to operate timer like a light switch, you would move all the pins inward, and then use the on-off switch. The problem with this idea is the pins are tiny, and you need very good eyes or a light-source and small tool to continually adjust pins.

See GE timers and manuals:
http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timers-and-manuals.html#15086

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Can the GE 15086 digital timer be wired to work on lights operated by two 3-way switches? The package indicates it is a single pole switch and needs a neutral wire. If it can be used, what happens with...


GE 15086 7-day programmable timer will not work for 3-way switching.
http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timers-and-manuals.html#15086
It is possible to wire GE timer in place of a 3-way if you tape the other switch in one position.
Add a comment if you want help with that wiring.

There are several 7-day programmable timers that can be wired for 3-way. Each of these is wired slightly differently, and you have to look at wiring diagrams carefully. But they are completely do-able.
Links below go to pages that show manuals and information.
Aube T1032
Aube T-1070 7 events
Aube T-1073 21 events
UPM ETW193 20 events
UPM ETW350
Brinks 46-1022
Intermatic ST01C 40 events
Intermatic EJ500 40 events

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Jan 03, 2011 | Vacuums

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I am an electrician and my client wants me to reprogram the digital timer (Intermatic) I don't know the model # but it looks like the one on the previous page. Probably the most popular digital wall timer...


Below are links to digital timers to help identify your timer.
Manuals for each timer appear on page.
Programming takes patience, which might be why your customer wants you to do it.
And these 1-year warranty timers go bad, and then timer will not reprogram, which may be another reason why customer wants you to do it.
Intermatic EJ500 and ST01C are battery operated, and will not program if battery is low.
Aube has rechargeable battery that is not replaceable, and this timer will not program if battery is bad.
Other timers shown below have clocks that operate on 120V circuit and require white neutral before display lights up.

Generally each programming is same: You set current time. Some timers you set daylight savings time. Some timers are 7-day, and some offer dusk-to-dawn. For 7-day, you set event1 ON and then event1 OFF for up to 7 programs. You choose the days for each event to operate. Before programming, make a schedule so there are no overlaps or conflicts in programming.
With Intermatic EJ500 and ST01C, event1 is the ON event and event2 is the OFF event, up to 40 events.

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Intermatic EJ500 with 7-day or dusk-to-dawn
Programming remains in memory forever, so you may only have to re-enter current time.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Flipdown.html

Intermatic ST01C with 7-day or dusk-to-dawn
http://waterheatertimer.org/ST01C-program.html

Intermatic EI500 7-day
http://waterheatertimer.org/Programmable.html#EI500

Aube timers are either dusk-to-dawn or 7-day
http://waterheatertimer.org/Aube-timers.html

Utilitec 0192773 with 7-day and astro dusk to dawn
http://waterheatertimer.org/Program-wire-Utilitec-0192773.html

Utilitec 0141224
http://waterheatertimer.org/Program-wire-Utilitec-0141224.html

GE 15071 - 15086 in-wall timers: one has daylight savings time
http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timers-and-manuals.html

Woods 59018 in-wall
http://waterheatertimer.org/Woods-timers-and-manuals.html

Tork SS720 in wall:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tork-consumer-timers-and-manuals.html

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GE 15 amp 7-Day In-Wall Programmable Digital Timer Model # 15086 Internet # 100685863 Store SKU # 543414 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I...


Your timer is bad. It comes with 1 year limited warranty.
Buy one at Home Depot and then return defective one.
Make note of wiring before removing bad timer, so re-wire is easy.

GE 15086 is White 7-day digital, non-astronomic timer made by Tork, and sold on-line and at Home Depot.
On the shelf, 15086 timer looks identical to 15071 >> same package >>> difference is 15071 offers daylight savings time and random option, and costs a bit more.

These in-wall timers usually last a few years, and some can last for several years.
Especially when timer operates from electric circuit and not battery.
15086 operates from electric circuit.

15086 manual on-line:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/GE-15086-Manual.pdf

Dec 05, 2010 | Intermatic & Indoor/Outdoor Rain Tight...

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Need manual for a GE 15086 programmable timer


http://waterheatertimer.org/Programmable.html#Aube
http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-15086-Manual.pdf

GE 15086 is a 7-day timer that lets you set 7 on-off programs on different days through the week
Suggestion that you make a chart of on-off times before programming since timer 'will not function as expected' if there is a conflict in programming

Oct 19, 2010 | GE Hardware & Accessories

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GE 15086 7-day Digital Wall Switch Timer 15086 Having installed and set up timer, and put the switch from timer to off. Then, when I push the door to turn on the lamp, it does not work. Why? Thanks.


I think this is the dealy timer you have installed and if your relay is connected to the other side it becomes and switched on timer.
So I think if the timer controller is correct you must connect the lamp to the OFF relay and when the door is opened the lamp wil light up for the designated time set.
Is that so?

Sep 18, 2010 | GE Vacuums

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We recently purchased a home with an intermatic model EJ500 timer. It does not work. Changed batteries - screen does not light up. Breaker checked and working. Nothing happens when press next/on/off and...


EJ500 has 1 year warranty. The reset button sits naturally lower than other buttons.

The manual shows troubleshooting.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-ej500c-manual.pdf

If timer is blank: display bulb burned out; press next/on/off, other timer or switch has turned off power to EJ500.

Maybe a new timer is needed. ST01C (1 year) & EI600 (5 year warranty) each offer same 40-programs per week.

Timers shown above are battery operated, and cannot operate load farther than 100' from timer.

EI500 & GE 15086 offer 7 programs per week ... 7 on events and 7 off events.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Programmable.html#progr

Aug 03, 2010 | Intermatic Inc. EJ500C Digital Wall Switch...

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Can GE Digital Timer model 15086 be used for two way switch?


GE 15086 can replace single pole switch only.
If you have "3-way" switch, that is when 2 switches control same light, for example in a hallway.

Open link below to identify GE15086 timer, see wiring instructions, on-line manual <> and see list of timers that can be used for 3-way switching with links to those timers and manuals:
http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timers-and-manuals.html#15086

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