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I have a Heath/Zenith SL-5716 motion sensor light in my backyard, that isn't working anymore. I have to either leave it on all the time or off. I think the switch/settings have been changed and I don't know what settings I should use to get it working properly again. Thanks.

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Here is a link to the manual
http://heath-zenith.hcents.com/data/manuals/598-1307-01.pdf
Try setting the switches according to the manual
If problems continue, I imagine the light sensor may be bad, you can replace the whole unit for not too much money.

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I replaced the batteries in the motion sensor and now it appears that I need to learn how to adjust the timing. Is there a manual for the 270 (I think this is the one from the picture)?


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