Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 61
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by helena10 Wait More than 1 MInute!
Easy to install to replace a bathroom fan switch. HOWEVER, the fan came on after installation and wouldn't shut off. I inspected all of the wiring, no problems. The buttons were simply unresponsive. After lots of head scratching, I almost gave up and took the unit back. Then I read a review - as stated in the instructions, the switch needs to "charge up" for a minute before it will operate properly. But it turns out mine took more than 10 FULL MINUTES to charge. I just wasn't giving it enough time. After that, it worked flawlessly. Give it some time after installation, I'm betting a lot of people make the same mistake as me.
August 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tim 6 months
installed, worked fine. After 6mos. It died, rechecked all wires. No luck,
October 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by USMCRet93 I love this switch/timer
My wife was always complaining when I forgot to turn the lights off in the garage or on my work bench after finishing for the day/evening. I installed timers with a max limit of 1 hour, which turned out to be annoying, as I would be in the middle of a project and the lights would go out. After a little research, I found this timer with a 4 hour limit. I purchased 2 of them, one for the garage light and one for my work bench. Installation is pretty straight forward, and they both work like a charm. My wife is happy (happy wife, happy life!) and I am happy not to have to stop what I'm doing to turn the lights back on every hour. As noted in a previous review, you need to give the timer a minute or so to reset before it will work properly.
March 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Keithlys Didn't work despite repeated attempts
I bought this as a replacement for our old twist-style bathroom fan timer. Installation was relatively straightforward, although the size (depth) was an issue -- I had to spend a lot of time futzing around with the wires in the junction box to make it fit, and then only barely. Also it uses twist-on connectors rather than screw-in terminals -- the latter are usually easier to deal with and don't require as much space in the box. The real problem was that once the unit was installed and the breaker was switched back on, the exhaust fan would run but the timer switch never showed any signs of life so I could turn it off, or control it in any way. I read other reviews related to this issue and left it on for a good hour waiting for it to work, and it never did. I also re-wired it thinking maybe I had a reversed neutral and hot wire, but that didn't do any good either. I took it back to HD and went to Lowe's to pick up the Lutron Maestro, which is a much better design -- it took all of ten minutes to install and works beautifully.
October 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Josh Does Not Work With GFCI Protection
Timer switches are normally used for ventilation fans such as bathroom fans. If fans are located over shower, they are required to be GFCI protected. What is the point of having the timer switch if it wont function at all with GFCI protection?
October 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stelcom66 Great features and design
I'm using the timer to power a fan. While the timer may have adequate current to power it, I connected a relay to the timer which in turn switches a on seperate power source to the fan. I like that after the time expires only the large button needs to be pressed to start the timer again from it's last setting. The relay fits easily under the timer itself in a standard electrical housing. I previously had a circuit I built myself, (with a 555 timer i.c) but that required a 12v power source. It didn't have the easily selectable time durations that this unit has.
September 20, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by fixdontreplace Dead in less than 1 year
Dead in less than 1 year. Worked fine for months controlling a 120vac 0.3 amp vent fan. Then, nothing. No lights, no function. Tried disconnecting and reconnecting - still dead. HD needs to stop co-branding with Defiant. It makes HD look cheap.
September 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Spindaddyo Junk - Don't buy or waste your time
Purchased and installed one. When I turned the breaker on, the light it was supposed to control came on, but never shut off. The indicator lights didn't work. I read and re-read the instructions, which I followed to the letter. I even reversed the wires, but nothing. Assumed the timer was defective. I returned it to HD and exchanged it for another. Exact same problem. Finally, hired an electrician who couldn't get it to work either.
September 7, 2015