Question about Woods 59382 15Amp 3Prong Outdoor Heavy Duty Timer

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You posted under Woods 59382 timers.
Open following link to identify timer for sure.

This timer has segments around edge of dial.
Pull up all segments for times you want timer OFF
Leave segments down for times you want timer ON
Open following link to see sample pins, tabs, segments:

Turn lamp ON, plug lamp into timer. plug timer into working outlet.
Manually rotate timer dial and watch when lights turn on-off to verify how to set segments and switch.
After correctly setting segments and switch, manually rotate timer dial until current time lines up with arrowhead or mark on timer dial.

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Posted on Mar 13, 2011


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Model 59204EV Outdoor Mechanical timer - How do I set it - The pins do not move on my timer - where are the pins located?

Different Woods timers have same model number, depending on who packaged and sold product.
Manuals are sometimes generic. They say pins when they mean segments or tabs.
Segments are small plastic divisions located around outer edge of dial.
They divide 24-hour day into 15 minute or 30 minute periods.
Link below shows sample pins and tabs.

With the 15204, I believe these segments pull out or push inward; but they could also pull upward or downward.
Move a couple segments, plug in the timer and lamp, and then manually rotate dial to watch how lamp turns on-off.
Lamp must be turned ON and bulb working.

Some 15204s have a switch on face of timer, or somewhere on timer. Some do not have a switch, and some have a dial. Move switch to TIMER, or to AUTO. Or rotate dial to ON.

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How do i pull the segment pins up on a woods 1702 timer for the off time

Following link shows types of segments and pins:
The Woods 1702 outdoor timer has segments that are 'similar' to the second photo from left.

I test these timers, and the segments and pins are small.
Segments can be pried up using fingernail file.

Sometimes the segments also pull outward and not straight up.
Each timer is a bit different.

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How can I tell if I have pressed "down" to turn lamp on? I don't see a difference.

Are you talking about raising and lowering the segments?
See images of timer segments and pins.
If your timer style is not show, add a comment.

You posted under Woods 59200 timer.
There are segments located around edge of dial.
Each segment represents 1 hour
Timer arrives with segments pushed down.
To set timer, raise the segments up for all times you want timer OFF
Leave segments down for times you want the timer ON.

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I cannot figure out how to set my outdoor timer to control my Christmas lights. How do I set the pins?

There are 4 basic pins/tabs/segments for timers

Pins move back and forth
Segments lift up
Segments pull out
Segments push down

Each type of pins/segments are located on dial.
Dial rotates as time passes.
The pins/segments contact on-off lever and cause lever to move.
Lever movement opens and closes electrical contacts.
The little plastic parts and motors wear out.

Make sure pins/segments are pushed all the way into place.
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To check operation of timer, manually rotate dial to watch lights turn on-off.

Lights must be on.
Bulbs are good.
Receptacle has power.
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Where are the "never-lose pins"

Woods 59204 manual says pins, and I think the timer has tabs or segments instead.
These are located on the rotating part of dial.
Look at pictures on following link to see 4 basic pin-tab-segment layouts that are used to turn these timers on and off: It's likely that your timer will be one of these.
Some timers have pins that click in and out
Some have segments that pull up
Some have segments that pull out
Some have segments that push down
Add a comment any time.

The phrase 'never-lose' means the pin-tab-segment is permanently attached to the timer dial.
Older timers, and many box timers have loose pins or trippers that you attach to the timer dial ... and of course people lose these trippers and are constantly searching for their model number of tripper which is not available. And some of these older timers were expensive. For example the older style malibu power packs have trippers, but when the tripper wears out, there are no replacements and power packs are expensive.

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manual for Woods 59204 timer

Rotate dial until current time lines up with arrow.
48 segments (or pins) located around edge of dial > each segment is 1/2 hour
Set ON-off times by pushing pins in or out
Pins pushed out = timer ON
Pins pushed inward = timer OFF
Plug in timer.

Maximum 1250 Watts.
50 mini-bulb strand of Christmas lights is 25 Watts.
Timer will operate 50 strands of 50 mini-bulbs.
Long-winded guide for Christmas light wattage:

Nov 29, 2010 | Woods INDUSTRIES 59204 OUTDOOR MECHANICAL...

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I can't find the pins that the instructions refer to.

Woods timers:

1) You posted question under Woods 59383 which has segments located around edge of dial.
These segments are pulled up to set OFF times.
Segments are left in down position for ON times.

2) Other Woods timers have tiny pins that stick up on the dial.
Pins are located on part of dial that rotates.
Get your glasses.
Run your finger across the dial and you can feel tiny metal pins that stick up.
Dial has 48 pins. Each represents 1/2 hour.
Use fingernail to move pins outward from center of dial.
Pins out = timer ON
Pins inward = timer OFF

Below are 2 EXAMPLES of Woods timer showing pins and segments



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Whwere are the pins to set the tomer on the 59204 model? Thanks

Woods 59204 is a plug-in timer rated for 1250Watts incandescent

The pins are 48 'segments' located around outer edge of dial;
Segments pushed toward center of dial = timer OFF for that 1/2 hour
Segments pushed out = timer ON for that 1/2 hour


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The instructions indicate to push the outer segments down with pen, etc to set timer. I can't get the segment to go down.

Generally the segments are already pushed down when you buy timer.

Instruction usually say, pull up all the segments, and after pulling up all the segments, then push down the segments for the hours you want the timer turned OFF or ON depending on timer

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