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Defiant

Model 49829

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15 Amp 24-Hour In-Wall Mechanical 48 On/Off Timer

$14.97 /each
  • Turns lights and appliances on/off with a simple push of a pin
  • Automation for lighting, fans, heaters and security needs
  • Helps cut energy costs and keep your home safe

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This in-wall mechanical 24 hour timer can save you energy dollars by reducing the operation time of your lamps and other electronic devices. It affords you 48 convenient on/off settings in a 24 hour cycle. It's ideal for outdoor lights, fans, and heaters.

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How do I manually turn on the lights

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Dallas
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July 4, 2015
My timer is set for 8-10 pm. On occasion I need to turn on the lights at 8am. How do I turn on the lights without disturbing the programmed time?
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June 7, 2016
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Good question - and where is the mysterious override switch?
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November 7, 2015
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You can't. So if your time is set for 8 -10 pm, and you hear a noise outside in the middle of the night, there's no way to manually turn the light on. Major drawback in this product which renders it useless for safety.
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October 29, 2015
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This is a stretch, but you could wire a normal on/off switch that bypasses it.
This should not hurt or affect it, and would give you a manual override when desired.
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East Brunswick, NJ
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September 21, 2015
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You can't. It does not have an on/off switch.
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Louisville, KY
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August 23, 2015
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The Defiant indoor basic timer doesn't have an override switch to turn on lights. You can't do it.
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Wires

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NY
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November 13, 2015
Only I got red & Black 2 Wires.
no white and no green wires.
I don't know what to do?
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Atlanta, Ga
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August 26, 2016
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Look for a bundle of white wires in the back of the box. If they are not there you can't use this timer. It requires a neutral (white) wire.
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Atlanta, Ga
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March 30, 2016
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This timer requires a neutral wire to make it work. If you have no white wires, it will not work on this switch.
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December 6, 2015
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Your question isn't clear what you are referring to, however I'm assuming you're talking about existing wiring in the box. a normal switch doesn't use neutral (white) and depending on age may not have a ground (green or bare copper) you need to look behind the switch to the back of the box and see if the neutral is back there, might be a straight through wire, might be multiple wires connected with a Read More
Your question isn't clear what you are referring to, however I'm assuming you're talking about existing wiring in the box. a normal switch doesn't use neutral (white) and depending on age may not have a ground (green or bare copper) you need to look behind the switch to the back of the box and see if the neutral is back there, might be a straight through wire, might be multiple wires connected with a wire nut, ditto on the ground. There is also a possibility you only have a red and black in your box in which case you will not be able to wire a timer without running power into the box which I would not recommend you do yourself. Read Less
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Lee, NH
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November 15, 2015
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The device can't possibly work without a white wire, since the timer motor requires hot (black) and neutral (white) connections to function.
I would suggest returning it and checking the replacement before leaving the store.
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The timer is not turning my front porch light on unless I manually rotate the dial 360 deg. back into the set time period. Any reason why this is?

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Ocean, NJ
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I come home from work and the arrow time is correct - smack in the middle of the "segments" that I pushed out to set the time period...but the light is NOT ON. But when I rotate the dial (and the time) out of the set time period which are indicated by the pushed out segments and then back into the set time period, the light clicks on as it should. Every night it turns off after the time exits the set period on the timer. It's like it only turns on if it is manually rotated into the set time period, rather than rotating in by the timer. It does turn off correctly.

Any thoughts as to why this is happening.

Thanks so much for any feedback.
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August 23, 2016
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I have the same issue. Very frustrating. I even had a professional electrician connect it according to the instructions. I would not buy or recommend this product. In fact my local HD had 5 on the shelves and ALL were opened; probably returned for the same reason.
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Atlanta, Ga
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March 4, 2016
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If your timer rotates but only during the timing on segment or stops at the end of the timing segment, you have your line(black) and load(red) wire reversed.
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November 19, 2015
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I'm having the same problem. Sounds like there is a common thread with this defect. Also don't like that there is no over ride switch to turn on other than the programmed time. Would not buy this product again.
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September 21, 2015
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The timer is defective and needs to be returned or you can start filing interior pieces and hope that helps.
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May I attache the red wire to the black wire?

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August 26, 2016
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The BLACK wire from the timer must go to the HOT wire ,we call LINE. This is normally Black but could be any color but green. The RED wire must be connected to the LOAD wire. This is the wire that goes to the lights. Normally black or red.
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March 30, 2016
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The timer red wire will need to be hooked to the load(non hot) wire. It should be a black or red wire.
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February 12, 2016
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Yes the one that doesn't shock you
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July 31, 2015
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Yes, if the black wire is the load or the fixture, fan (what you maybe be installing the timer for. I just put one into today for a HPS light in the backyard. Hope this helps some.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 52 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Work's great, easy to install I am not an electrician, however I found this switch easy to install and the plate cover that works with the unit. If you read the instructions you will have NO problems. I have had the switch several months and no problems unless their is a power outage and then I just reset the correct time. Easy and Simple. August 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice timing device, easy to use. Nice timer, a little complicated to install for a handyman, needed to have it installed by a professional electrician. i can't really comment on the quality yet since it's new, but for the low price I can't really complain. August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by horrible to install I installed the timer. Would not operate correctly because the trigger mechanism is too big for a standard outlet cover plate! Who designs a product that does not fit? I had to notch out the cover plate to get it to work. I finally got it to work, but will never buy this product line again. Home Depot should be ashamed to have their name on this product. There is a MINUTE arrow to set the current time. I needed a magnifying glass to find it. June 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Didn't last long. This timer worked for a while, but then it started to jamb when it would reach the on times. I read other reviews with people having similar difficulties and re-checked the installation to make sure the wall plate wasn't binding with the timer dial. Everything was installed as instructed, and it seems like the internal mechanism that rotates the dial is simply too weak. We have a similar timer made by Woods in another room that has worked flawlessly for a few years, and this is the brand we used to replace this defective Defiant timer. The Woods timer is better and less expensive, but has to be ordered online. May 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Absolute Junk! No Way to Turn It On Manually. This is an absolute piece of junk and I very rarely say that about anything. Very clunky, inaccurate operation. I bought this because I switched from incandescents to LEDs and what they don't tell you amidst all the LED hype is that your old timers/dimmers will not work properly with the LEDs. I have been very disappointed with the the entire Defiant line, Home Depot's proprietary brand. Look elsewhere. June 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by It's good swich automatic , I bought this product after i read the reviews. i don't beleive them , Many people complain about the digital ones, therefore i decided to buy this mechanical. Installation was very easy, you connect neutral, line and the load. I unscrewed the rotating knob, took it off and installed the face plate without any problems, screwed the knob back on . I used it one month ago . its has turns my light on at nights without any problems. You can switch to OFF but there is no option to override the timer to ON other than setting all 24 hours to ON. April 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dial and switch hits wall plate I have installed a number of these units throughout our facility as replacements for digital timers. The units operate well without the wall plate. The problem is that the body does not sit proud of the wall plate which causes two problems, the back side of the dial and the switch mechanism make contact with the plate. I resolved the problem with the plate by removing the area behind the dial using a router. One day - when I find the time I will replace these units with something better. Another note, when wiring be sure that the black wire is attached to the source and not the load. January 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unreliable Flop! I had my electrician install two of this make/model timers last week, and now have to replace them. When the timer wheel is manually moved around it will perform OFF or ON at the designated times. However, once programmed and left to do what it is supposed to do - sometimes it will effect ON or OFF and sometime it won't. Secondly, the time keeping is not accurate at best, and sometimes not working at all. Finally, even if all was good, not having an override option is a big MINUS. Stay away from this item. October 24, 2014
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