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Defiant 20 Amp 60-Minute In-Wall Spring wound Timer with White and Almond Wall Plate


20 Amp 60-Minute In-Wall Spring wound Timer with White and Almond Wall Plate

  • Counts down to shut off lights and appliances (up to 60 minutes)
  • Replaces standard switch or older springwound timer
  • Helps cut energy costs and keep your home safe
$19.97 /each

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Product Overview

This spring wound timer counts down to shut off at the desired time, up to 60 minutes. It can help you reduce energy costs by reducing the operation time of lighting, exhaust fans, heaters or pumps. No neutral wire is needed for installation.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can the switch be on in a continuous position so it stays on till you shut it off manually ?

Asked by: timothy
Answered by: thatguy
Date published: 2017-02-17

Does the time set elapse if the switch is not powered?

Asked by: Jeff
Answered by: thatguy
Date published: 2017-02-17

Bathroom Fan usage

Two reviews said they installed for a bathroom fan and liked the switch. The packaging, and as far as I could find, does not indicate that the use for a bathroom fan is okay. Why doesn't the packaging indicate use for bathroom fans?
Asked by: Cautious
A fan is an inductive load which means that it has a high "inrush current". For example, a 5 amp fan motor may pull 10 amps for a fraction of a second when it starts but then drops back to it's rated 5 amps. Heaters and incandescent #not fluorescent# lights are called resistive loads and that is what most timers/switches are rated for. Some devices have both ratings printed on them and the inductive rating is always lower. I would feel comfortable running a motor that draws 5 amps or less on a contact rated for 20 amp resistive loads all day long. Also, the only problem you would experience if the inductive load were too large would be short switch contact life or stuck contacts.
Answered by: BulletBob
Date published: 2016-05-01

I need replacement knobs for these.
Asked by: HAPPY
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Because this item is only available in select Home Depot stores, I believe the best advice would be to talk to one of our specialty department professionals at your local Home Depot store. For any other questions, please visit your nearest local Home Depot store or call us at Customer Service 800-430-3376. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-12-20
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Customer Reviews

20 Amp 60-Minute In-Wall Spring wound Timer with White and Almond Wall Plate is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An OK product, response to other reviews Installed about a month ago; bought it even AFTER reading the reviews here. The reason is that my Broan 255 units have 20 amp heaters. Timers rated at 20 amps are much more expensive than the commonly available 15 amp rated timers. This unit is rated at 20 amps, it's UL listed and a simple mechanical unit that doesn't even require a Neutral wire as its spring wound, not motorized OR electronic. It's also less than half the cost of other 20 amp timers. It has a 60-min max limit which fits my needs. The review by painterinAZ was most helpful in warning what I would be up against. I agree, stranded 14ga pigtails WILL be needed. If you are stuffing this in a single gang box, you will have to carefully arrange the wiring. I DID successfully put it in a single-gang plastic old-work box. I had to use orange wirenuts as the reds would not squeeze in the box. I did not have to take switch apart for access. If you rotate the decorative faceplate the screws are accessible. Reviewer Rob said the dial knob broke and he couldn't get a replacement. Note that the unit INCLUDES two knobs, an ivory and a white. Due to his review I will make sure to KEEP the spare knobs! Limited use on it so far, but it works very well to date. It shuts off reliably and it is NOT noisy! You can hear it if you try but it is not noticeable, especially as the heater itself makes a good bit of noise. Summary: if you NEED a 20-amp-rated off-delay timer, this one is the best bargain and worth dealing with the bit of install difficulty. If you only need a 15-amp-rated unit, there are many alternatives that are cheap and more compact; plus fancier electronic unit options.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This timer is just as described and fit my need well. Wiring is pretty straight forward. Remove w... This timer is just as described and fit my need well. Wiring is pretty straight forward. Remove wires from old switch (straighten and trim if needed) slide them through the holes in the case until they are in the terminals and tighten. No need for pigtails or wire nuts unless your house wiring is too short. I have had this in place for 3 months and used at least 3 times daily with no problems. I have installed this type/size of switch in my houses which have or had wiring from the late 50's, 2005, and my current house 1991.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from These are junk! I bought five of them and installed three. All three failed after a month or so a... These are junk! I bought five of them and installed three. All three failed after a month or so and will not turn off. Buy only if you like to waste your money!
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Plastic knob broke; no replacements The plastic knob broke and there are no replacements. Must buy a new unit because of a plastic 5 cent piece.
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad Item - Avoid I had this switch running a bathroom vent fan, until it rendered itself useless. Two big problems: 1) After a few weeks of use, the timer would no longer click itself off, at one point it ran over 48 hours until I manually stopped it. 2) Following the first failure, the switch stopped turning the fan on period. I'd avoid this product if I were you, lots of other companies make similar items at similar prices.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bad design If you are considering purchasing this timer, be warned that this isn't like similar products. Every other retro-fit timer switch I have ever installed has pigtails already attached to the switch, which you simply wire nut to your exiting house wiring. As you can see in the pictures, that is not the case with this one. You must literally take the switch apart to expose the line and load screw terminals where those pigtails should have been attached. Be very careful doing this because the whole thing will fall apart in your hands. I can't imagine connecting Romex to these terminals and then trying to get the whole switch put back together and mounted, so I just cut a couple short lengths of #14 stranded wire and made my own pigtails. Another thing watch out for is that the innards of this switch are huge, there is only about 1/8" clearance on either side (makes routing those wires coming out the side a tad challenging), and the switch has a depth of about 2" so you will need to have all of your wires seriously mashed into the back of the box. If you are installing this in a new box, remember you must also provide your own switch plate.
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Defiant Timer I just bought this timer and installed it. The spring loaded timer does not work. This product also leaves very little room to be installed as the wires attach from the side with very little room. Bad design and bad construction. Give it a -2 out of 10 but does not allow you to.
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy install, does the job I wanted a timer for the bathroom fan. This was easy to install for someone shy about doing electrical work. It came with plates for almond or white, which was a nice option. It was helpful to have the instructions on line as well, since my eyes are not as good as they used to be. I didn't expect the timer dial plate to attach on the outside of the wall plate, but it looks fine and it does the job.
Date published: 2014-09-21
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