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mcvane 09-25-2008 10:16 AM

Timer switch...any ideas how it works?
 
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Hi There.

We moved into a house in April and it had this timer switch for the outside porch. The dial can be turned to whatever time you want (a.m. or p.m.), but to me that implies "It will turn on at time XXXX and shut off at dusk"

The switch on the right is for another light. However, the one on the left seems to have the OFF (left) and ON (right). If you have it in the OFF position the light will not come on at all. If you put it in the ON position, depending on I don't know what, there is a red light that either flashes red or becomes solid red. I think the solid red means that the timer is 'set' - the flashing red indicates that it's not working or set. Usually, I have had to play around for about 5-10 minutes to get the light to become a solid red.

We've had mixed success. At one point in time, I had the timer set (red light solid) for 9:00p.m. and it seemed to turn on at 9:00 and shut off at about midnight...excellent! But then if I needed to turn on the light manually, you PUSH the big circle and it turns on the light, seemingly screwing up the way the timer works. Later I had to make adjustments and the light would come on at 2:00pm in the afternoon. Now that the days are getting shorter, that is impacting things I believe.

I don't know what is going on, but it's driving me insane!

Anyone have a clue?

J. V. 09-25-2008 10:50 AM

I have never seen your type of timer. Remove the cover on the switch box and get a look at the timers's information. Model, and serial number, manufacturer. Go to the web and download a user manual, or call their tech support number.

SD515 09-25-2008 08:42 PM

The knob looks like it has an emblem of the Intermatic company. Try this link:

http://www.intermatic.com/Default.as...2&cid=43&did=5

EBFD6 09-25-2008 09:03 PM

Go to the website SD515 gave, and do a search for EJ351C, that is the part number for your timer. You will find the user manual for that timer and should be able to figure out your programing issue.

mcvane 09-26-2008 07:48 AM

Once again, this site is great! Thanks for the feedback. I have donwloaded the manual and will try to program it when I get home.

Thank you once again for all your insight and help!!!:)

dSilanskas 09-28-2008 07:32 AM

Standard 7 Day intermatic Timer


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