Question about Emerson Smartset Clock Radio
I bought an EmersonReserach SmartSet Clock Radio years ago that would automatically set the time,day,date, and month upon plugging it in. It would also switch automatically for daylight savings time, a feature I just loved!! However, now that congress passed the ruling that daylight savings time is different the clock doesn't change at the right day of the calendar. Now a clock that I never touched to correct the time I am needing to touch touch 4 different times in order to take into account when daylight savings times ends or begins because the clock looks like it doesn't have an mechanism to override the original programmed dates.
Do you know if there is anything I can do to adjust the programming to this clock to take into account the new dates of daylight savings time?? Thx!
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Posted on Aug 10, 2008
Hello fellow Emerson Research consumers! You might not want to hear the answer, but at least you will know what the deal is ...
Before the government changed DST, there was no reason for one to be able to reprogram the DST date on these clocks - so the pre-2007 alarm clocks are hard fixed and cannot be changed or disabled. Go buy a new alarm clock so you don't have to deal with the hassle every year - I missed an important appointment because of it and would much rather have paid $20 for a new alarm clock which I will be doing this week! Better late than never.
After the government changed DST Emerson added a user feature to be able to change the weeks on the newer clock radios which you can find some support for on the web (basically holding the Month/Date button and either the Alarm 1 or 2 buttons, plus pressing + or - to change, but look up the official instructions for your model). If the serial number of your model begins with a 7 or an 8, you can probably reprogram the DST week.
Hope this helped!!
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
Here's a fix, it may not work on all models and you need to re-do it every time you change the lithium battery.
Posted on Mar 05, 2008
How do I change the time to accomodate the new dates of daylight savings time? The model on the bottom of my clock is model # CKS 1862.
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
I had the same problem, I just changed the time zone, by one. When my clock changes in April, I'll change it back to the correct time zone.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
My clock will not automatically reset the time. The clock is 24 minute late or behind. How can I correct the time. The clock is 10 years old.
Thank you for your help.
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
I have a cks1862 dual alarm and cant set the alarms how do i set the alarms
Posted on Apr 10, 2011
I just fixed my time zone it is simple to fix take battery out on bottom of clock, keep pluged in, hold down the time zone button on top of clock ,and press the set button either up or down which ever time zone you live in. Hopes this help
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
How do I set the alarm on my emerson research alarm clock???
Posted on Aug 11, 2010
I also have the same problem but came up with a fairly simple solution. I almost never look at the date on the radio, so I just changed the date to 7 days in the past. Now it goes off exactly when I need it and I am never late for church.... I did put a short note over the date display to remind me why it reads wrong... anyway.. other than this, it works just fine...
Posted on Oct 25, 2009
Emersons official solution is to simply change the time zone setting to the next lower or higher depending on the time of year. You would have to do this 4 times a year, but it is easier than manually setting the time.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
I bought a clock that was supposed to set itself, and compensate for DST. This meant that I went from a standard clock I'd have to adjust twice a year, to one that I didn't have to change at all. Now, Emerson's fix is for me to manually change it 4 times a year? I think if that's my only option, I'll just go back to a standard one I only have to change twice.
Thanks for the screwing, Emerson.
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
Don't get all ignunt up in here
just change the time
it's nothing to fear and won't cost a dime
Posted on Mar 23, 2008
I think Emerson should be made to re-program the clocks. They made the promotion that it does what they claim it does.....now it doesn't so they should be responsable to fix it. I didn't buy the clock from the government because they advertised DST features were available....Emerson did that.....so let Emerson fix the problem or we all boycott them....
Posted on Oct 30, 2007
I am trying to buy an Emerson Smart Set Time Projection clock radio #CKS3516. I can't find one. HELP!
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
There is a solution for this already. You can reprogram the clock to use the new DST settings.
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
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