Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 52
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John17 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 SaleMotivator68 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 ESBIII 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 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 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