Rated 1.9 out of 5 by 49
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SPQR 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by CamanoHal 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hong45 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 PJB 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 Detroit DO NOT BUY
I spent well over 4 hours trying to get this to work. First I had to trim a notch out of the face plate so the switch mechanism under the dial would function properly. I was able to get the light to turn on and turn off at set time. After the light turned off however, the dial stops turning. I will return this to Home Depot.
March 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cav Good Timer
This works well If wired correct.. Green to copper plan wire....Black to black not easy your old box only has 2 black wires visible the Red goes to one black. Look in the back of the box there is a white wire you need that to connect the other white. Now what to do with 2 blacks????One is HOT that does NOT go to red. The other black when tested with test with white will shock you if breaker is on. That is why they call it HOT.
February 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike 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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jrtampa Do not buy this - it is a piece of junk
This thing does not work. It does not have enough "umph" to turn at the time you set for the lights to go on, it gets stuck. We paid an electrician to come in and put this in and it was a total waste of money. Now we will have to buy another type and have someone come in again. Save your money and buy another product.
December 16, 2015