Rated 2.3 out of 5Â by 61
Rated 1 out of 5Â by matt090 Poor quality
First off, I hardly ever write online reviews. I've owned two of these timers. The first one failed after a month. Home Depot replaced it no questions asked. Good job, Home Depot. It's the GE product you sell that's of sub-par quality.
The second one has lasted about two years then failed it. As it began to fail I could hear a buzzing sound inside of it and a distinct burnt circuit board smell coming from the wall. Now it doesn't work at all. Don't buy these!
August 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Brian Don't buy this.
Not good. Didn't make it to two years. Unsure if it is the internal "unreplaceable" battery or what. It does still switch the lights on and off "manually".
October 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Sal1 GE Smart Digital Digital Timer
I own couple of these timers and it seems like that it fails almost every 12 to 18 months. This time I tried to find out what is going on with the Smart Digital Timer. At this time the timer display is dark. Frist I disconnected the Red/Black and White wires and the display came back on. (this tells me that the standby battery is good) Second I tried to set the time, day and program my timer. I let the timer run just like this (no connection to the hot or neutral. I checked that the timer is working and at the set time it came on and at the set time it went off. Third I tried to connect the white cable, timer still works now I connect the Hot cable and the display dies on me. What could be the issue here? Lets hope GE Tech Support can assist me in isolation why this is happening.
September 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Wellhoney Does not have a good track record
I bought the first GE timer two years ago, after 7 months it did all kinds of crazy things, it went on and off rapidly, stayed on for over the programmed length of time and then finally stopped working. I called up GE / Jasco to have it replaced, and they replaced it free of charge. Installed the second one and the same thing happened again in a matter of 8 months. This time I going to purchase the one from a company that has better track record on programmable things, like for instance, 7 day thermostats. The name is easy to remember, it's what bees make and you find water in this deep pit below ground surface. I have a thermostat by them that is programmable and its going on the tenth year.
June 23, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by jdvm These are total junk - do not buy
I bought three of these about a year ago, and so far two of then have had to be replaced: one of them suddenly went dead; the other kept resetting, showing a blinking 12:00 and had to be re-programmed, only to happen again a week or two later. Now the third one is acting up, and I'm replacing it, too -- obviously not with the same brand. Do not waste your time or money on these!
July 2, 2012