Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 61
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by kf6vlmsb Doesn't keep time
The timer looses time rapidly. I have used it outdoors for two winters to turn of a water trough heater (8 amps) to avoid drawing current during hours of peak electricity rates. It can lose several hours in one 24 hour period. This is true whether the device is indoors at room temperature or outdoors.
January 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris 6 outlet yard timer saved the day!
Purchased 6 outlet yard timer for our annual yard holiday display. Worked flawlessly, no need to manually unplug our display every night. It rained numerous days and no interruption in service. great product.
January 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Teerav Didn't last a month!
I purchased two of these at the same time. I thought some of the other poor reviews were possibly user error, that's not the case both of these broke in 2 weeks. Just used them for Christmas lights around the house and they were located on the patio so no rain etc.. they just plain flopped!
December 18, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OneZergling Good exterior outlet
The stake that attaches to the underside of the unit is about 8 inches two short. If there were one more extender piece in the box, or if there was another 8 inches of length on the cord, I would give it another star across the board. I was forced to wall mount the outlet because I was putting too much stress on the cord. It has 6 grounded outlets, a timer, an indicator light on the front (to let you know it is hot), and a small breaker (like you'd find on the side of a surge protector). The timer is easy to use, though the instructions are on the box, so don't throw it out right away. It rained, really hard, the other day and it didn't seem to affect the outlet in any way.
December 6, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Annoyedcustomer Dial did not work accurately on consistent basis
The stake is simple enough to use and in theory it works well. However, I noticed that the dial was sometimes not working correctly, meaning that when the time came in the evening to turn on my holiday lights it did not properly turn them on. The correct times on the dial have to be pressed down until they click in place. However I found that the notches on the dial did not click in place properly, perhaps because they may have been a little loose - which speaks to the quality, or lack thereof, of this product. If the dial is not clicked in place properly, well it won't turn your lights on.
January 18, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MikeHoncho Complete Garbage
Even with the bad reviews, I bought this product. Three of them in fact. One to handle my exterior lights, one for my Christmas lights and the other to handle my lights in my backyard.
Of the three, THREE had the sensors stop "sensing" properly. Lights aren't on at dusk any longer and now I have to turn them on and off manually. This product is horrible since it does not do what I bought it to do. I figured with the GE name, it would at least stand up for a season. I bought these the week of Thanksgiving, and it's the 13th of December.
Terrible, terrible, terrible all-around.
December 13, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cynthia Stopped working after less than a month
I didn't check the online reviews before I bought this - as this was the only timer placed in with the Christmas lights at the store I went to. Figured it was a good product. The timer stopped working in less than a month! I emailed Jasco customer service, as the directions state that "the on/off switch" needs to be in the on position for the timer to operate, but there is no switch on the device. They said that refers to whatever your timer is plugged into and not the timer itself. And that pushbutton on the device does not do anything as others have stated. This is going back and I won't be buying this brand again. It's cold and snowy outside, and I'll be out there replacing the timer after a month. Poor product.
December 26, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Wilbur Not recommended
I usually have good luck with GE products, but this one's a complete dud. I bought two for my Christmas lights and one of them stopped functioning within two weeks. There are a lot of questions here about how to manually turn it on without having to wait for the time selected (most of these have a button or some sort of toggle to manually turn the timer on) - you can't with this one. You either have to advance the clock or pull up more tabs to make it turn on earlier. The only button on this product is the trip reset button. Ridiculous waste of good money!
December 27, 2012