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Sylvania SA170 manual shows that timer can automatically turn on lights at sunset time, just enter your phone area code: Timer has to wired first and power on. Manual has long list of instructions starting on page 2.

How to wire timer:
SA170 replaces on-off wall switch that has 2 wires + ground
Timer has 3 wires + no ground wire
Wires that come off switch connect to Timer Blue & Black wires
Timer white wire connects with other white wires in box - if you do not have other white wires, connect to bare ground
If timer doesn't work, switch Blue and Black wires

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Zip Heaters... | Answered on Nov 03, 2013


Open following link for Sylvania timers.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Sylvania-timers-and-manuals.html

3 numbers is correct.
77482 and 77468 will be inside same time zone.
So set 3 digits 774 and timer knows where you are astronomically.
The timer does not need your full mailing address zip.

Press red reset button.
Press mode button until ZIP icon displays.
Depress and HOLD clear zip-set button until display flashes.
Set first 3 area code numbers.

If zip set is not working correctly, then timer is defective.

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Zip Heaters... | Answered on May 02, 2011


If timer worked correctly in the past, and suddenly stopped working, then manual says to push the reset button.

Following link has manual.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Sylvania-SA-170-Manual.pdf

I test timers, and most in-wall, and plug-in timers have 1 year limited warranty, although some last 5-7 years. When timers go bad, they are replaced. Sylvania is a good brand.

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For a price, expert works with you while you work on timer or any do-it-yourself project.
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Zip Heaters... | Answered on May 01, 2011


Contact the retail every support available by them. Copies ot manuals, or contacts to manufacturer. then communicate to the manufacturer about situation if any still exists

Zip Heaters... | Answered on Dec 03, 2010


If I understand correctly, you have Sylvania 170 timer and the display doesn't light up.
If you have different problem, add a comment.

A) If this is existing installation and timer display worked correctly before, then it sounds like timer malfunctioned or power to timer is interrupted. Check breaker, and then pull out timer and test for power.

B) If this is new installation, then 2 possible things:
1) Timer defective: exchange for new one.
2) Timer not wired correctly.

Review wiring:
Timer replaces single pole switch.
Single pole switch has two wires
Timer has 3 wires: Blue Black White
Timer has additional wire to run internal clock and to light up display.
If timer not wired correctly, then display will not light up.

Here is correct wiring:
a) Two wires from switch.
b) Connect timer-blue wire to one of the switch wires. Choose either one for now. You will have to choose other wire if display doesn't light up.
c) Connect timer-black wire to other switch wire.
d) Timer-white wire does NOT connect to either switch wire. Look in back of electric box. There are white wires twisted together and covered with wire nut. These are neutral wires. Connect timer-white wire to neutral wires. This will power the clock and display.
e) If your box does not have the white wires described in d), then connect timer-white wire to bare ground wire.
f) Turn power ON. Does display light up?
g) If display lights up, switch is wired correctly.
h) If display does not light up, then reverse timer-blue wire and timer-black wire shown in step b) and c).

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Zip Heaters... | Answered on Dec 03, 2010


You can get the manual on the link beow.

http://www.hardwareinnovations.com/pdf/SA_220_IB60642_73.pdf

Good Luck

Zip Heaters... | Answered on Nov 28, 2010


visit www.hardwareinnovations.com, all manuals are online

Zip Heaters... | Answered on Jun 01, 2010


Solved the problem Thank you.

Zip Heaters... | Answered on Oct 15, 2009

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