Rated 1.9 out of 5 by 99
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jack dies after warranty expires
Just like everyone else. It worked fine when new. Now, it turns lights on at random times.
The description on the package is confusing. It's not GE product. It's Jasco product made in China. They just licensed GE logo.
I'll try to figure out if this is somehow fixable.
July 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DaddyE Good basic digital timer
I purchased 2 of these timers and both work as expected. If you are looking for a basic programmable timer, then these work well. I used them both for 2 different sets of outdoor lights and it is very convenient to have the lights on if we get home after dark and to not have to worry about turning them off, especially the lights that only have a switch in the garage. Minor complaint, the 5/2 program is hard coded as M-F and S,S. I find that I wish it was S-T and F,S. This is because we stay up later on Friday and Saturday nights, but the lights go off earlier on Friday and then stay on later on Sunday when we are all going to bed to get ready for a new week. Another note, don't use 12:00 as the off time, pick a time either before or after midnight. On Monday mornings, my lights had not turned off due to this and I had to change the time slightly.
December 26, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RobertE Product worked great but only lasted about 15 months.
This product looks great and worked like I expected. The problem is, the last one I purchased (different brand) worked for years. This one only lasted roughly 15 months. It just stopped working. I can't even use the manual override. I need to replace this timer but will steer clear of this brand/model.
March 7, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mna23232323232 Just a note
Do not buy this timer (15086 or 15071) if you have an older house with a loop system. A "loop system" does not have an actual neutral wire and the switch will malfunction. If you have one hot wire coming in, and another wire going out to feed the light fixture and no other wires in or behind the switch box you have a loop system.
If you install per instructions with a loop system your light fixture will simply flash on and off as if it is a car's directional. This can be corrected by running two additional wires for a neutral wire, but is no longer a DIY project.
There are o indication or instructions stating this with the product.
February 9, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Willy GE Timer Switch is working well and good price
At beginning, I connected the source (BLACK), load (RED) terminals wrong to my two black wires. After I found the light can not be turned on, I reverse the two wires. Then, the light can manually be turned on. But the light shut-off after 10 seconds automatically. Another found, that is I was programming the switch in between the start and end time. I found that after one day later. I almost gave up the switch when it kept failing. After it started working from the other day, It works very well...
I connected two black, one white, one bare copper wires to the switch.
It is very easy to program. The only complain is the small button but it is okay to me.
November 22, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mtschaef Died less than a year after installing
I was given this as a gift and just barely installed it 9 months ago. It died and I can't return it or exchange it! What a terrible product! Thanks GE for putting your name on it!
August 5, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by THGDriver poor lifetime.
Very easy to install, my home was built in 2007 so the wiring was all in the box. Like most other reviewers here, the switch works very well for about 15 months. I noticed the lights were not coming on but everything was as I programed it. During the 15 months I changed the on time because of longer daylight and the usual EST to DST but it always worked fine. I tried the manual over ride and the lights still did not come on. The manual over ride always worked in the past. Seems like a good idea but the timer seems to go out right after the warranty goes out. After reading how many others had the same problem, I will not repurchase.
May 28, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Stan1 Good idea bad on execution
Replaced my old school timer because it didn't go with the "look" after we began updating the house. A few months after installing the programmable, the lcd began "fading" so it was difficult to view the program settings. The timer was ok just the program view, so I could bare it. About a year and a half later it has stopped working altogether. The manual switch doesn't work either. How do you get this thing replaced/repaired?
Was it discontinued because of defects?
May 9, 2015