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

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

  • 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
$14.97 /each

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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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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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September 8, 2015
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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Miami
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October 9, 2016
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I had the same problem and it the black and red wire inverted . Since it is a time it needs the supply constant to work the timer otherwise it only works when the circuit is closed as of when the lights are on . Good luck
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milpitas ca
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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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Cincinnati
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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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East Brunswick, NJ
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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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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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Baltimore, MD
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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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May I attache the red wire to the black wire?

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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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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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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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15 Amp 24-Hour In-Wall Mechanical 48 On/Off Timer is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 57.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad product Timer never worked correctly. Similar issue as many other reviewers - timer stops rotating after it hits the on period. Seems like a defective product, would recommend NOT buying this timer or from this brand.
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Had to return You will need to file the switch plate in order for the timer to accurately work which is ridiculous. Also it shows an override button to turn the lights on and off but it doesn't work. Had to return item.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from V-good value I have a dusk to dawn security light on the shop which was coming on too early & remaining on too late, probably due to sensitivity & shading of nearby trees. Used this timer to control on & off times. Found install instructions straight forward although I have strong electrical skills. The issue I had was understanding the setting of the segments, usually one for on & one for off as well as the am/pm times in the gray area. Different than most timers. Nice product for the price.
Date published: 2016-09-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BE prepared to be unhappy with the product I've purchased two of these at this point thinking the first one was just bad but now I have had a second one stop turning on and off at the desired times. The wiring is accurate but the rotation of the dial with the proper settings engaged only randomly turns the lights on and off. Buy a higher quality mechanical timer and avoid doing the job 2-3 times.
Date published: 2016-09-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage! Garbage!
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-05-06
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