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OUTSIDE FLOOD LIGHTS HAVE BEEN ON FOR 2 DAYS. IS THE SOLAR CELL TIMER BROKEN? HOW DO I TURN LIGHTS OFF?

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I cannot find a manual on this timer.

If I was at your house, I would try the following:
1) Read the manual troubleshooting section
2) Check for dirt over the sensor
3) Turn off the circuit breaker to timer/ or unplug from wall
4) Re-power timer and then Re-program timer
5) If these steps don't work, the timer may have gone bad

And lastly, since many people do not have the manual, press it flat in a book for two days, scan it just like you scan a photograph or have Office Depot scan it onto a disk. Load photo of manual onto Imgur or Flikr photo-sharing and then post that link in a fixya question so others can see the manual

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It sounds like you are getting feedback from the lights.
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But the lights are causing photocell to think it's dawn, so timer turns OFF.
Moment later, photocell thinks it's dark, so lights turn ON again.
And your lights blink on-off.
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I was looking at GE timers at Home Depot tonight.
Timer ON is correct setting.
Segments up should be lights off.
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Troubleshoot your timer:
What happens when you manually rotate the dial clockwise?
Do lights turn on and off at scheduled times?
Move override switch both directions and rotate dial manually with switch in each position.
Are the segments pulled all the way up?
If lights do not respond when dial is rotated manually, and segments are all the way up, then timer is broken.
If lights turn on-off with manual rotation, then check if clock motor is rotating dial.
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The way these timers work is this:
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Dial rotates as time passes.
Plastic arm rides along outside edge of segments. See photo below.
When segment is pulled up, plastic arm clicks inward via spring action.
The moving arm opens electrical contacts that turn lights OFF.
If dial is not rotating, or the spring is worn out, or the plastic arm broken off, or the contacts fused together, or override wire is disconnected, then timer is broken.

I test these timers.
4-6% arrive defective, and most last 1 or 2 seasons and then they break.
But they are priced low and easily replaced.


geno_3245_190.jpg Plastic arm rides along segments


geno_3245_191.jpg Segments pulled up on GE 15207

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The timer dial has numbers 1 thru 7 with oval circles around these numbers
1=Monday
2=Tuesday
3=Wednesday
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2) Set your on-off times
The dial has segments around outer edge
Segments pushed-in = Timer ON
Segments out = Timer OFF

If you want the timer turned on for 2 days, you push-in the segments between those days
For example you want timer to turn on at 6 pm Tuesday and stay on until 3pm Wednesday
Push in all segments between those times.
Tuesday is located at the oval-2 ... 6pm Tuesday is at the 16
Wednesday is located at oval-3 ... 3pm Wednesday is is at the 15
So push-in all the segments between those two times, and the timer will turn ON at the scheduled time each week.

If you want the timer to turn on and off each day at same time, then you push in the same segments for each day.
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Repeat the same for each of the other days and timer will follow same schedule each week

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