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My timer automatically lights my walkway lights when I tried to put it on for two hours by using the arrow to show the digitsl number two whether day or night.What am I doing wrong

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    Rick Goldsmith Aug 14, 2019

    Hi Rich Gerbounka, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

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    Rich Gerbounka Aug 15, 2019

    sorry .outdoor Portfolio transformer. Of courser made in China 300w 120 volt. Has digital controls for dawn to dusk plus 1 thru 9 for hours once activated but that is my problem. Doesn't respond to shutoff hours. Immediately goes on no matter what hours I set yet does shut off pressing zero. I believe time to throw out unless doing something wrong



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SOURCE: Help with Woods 59018/59028 7 day digital timer

The usual connection for this type timer is the house black power to the timer black, the house white power to the timer white and the , the light black wire to the red timer wire.
If you only have two wires, one black and one white, at the switch location, then you cannot use this style timer , as it needs a neutral. You should return this timer and get one that does not require a neutral connection.

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No offense intended but you need to step away and read the instruction manual step-by-step. One point I can make: The three hours you're seeing in the display when you first plug the unit in are simply telling you how long the default white bread mode is going to take to complete. It's merely a counter that counts down so at any time you glance over at the machine you'll know how much longer it's going to be before the bread is finished. The digital display has NOTHING to do with the delay timer until you start pressing delay timer arrows.

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I have the UPM ETW 350 user manual. It is easy to follow up to and incl. setting on time BUT setting off time is a mystery. Is there a 1-800 nu. I can call to be waled thru?

This line of timers has mostly disappeared from market... I do not know who is offering tech support for the product.
If you purchased the timer recently, it may be previously used or non-functioning.
The manual is complicated and incomplete ... probably because they have built-in or intuitive steps that display when you program the timer... or they assume you want to fiddle around with their product.
It appears the timer must be wired correctly prior to programming.

- you set the current time first... you toggle through menu choices using arrow keys... go to set.. toggle to find current day (today) and then press set button... then do the same for hour and minute... pressing set button to confirm each selection.
- to program... you toggle through menu choices using arrow keys... when 1 ON appears on display... press set... select day or days for program 1 on using arrow keys... press set... select hour and minute... and press set after each to confirm selection.
These steps confirm setting for program 1 ON ...the day hour and minute that program 1 turns ON
Each ON program requires OFF program..
Probably the timer automatically displays program 1 OFF as soon as program 1 ON is set... then you follow same steps to select day, hour and minute for program 1 off.
Repeat steps to set up to 20 programs.
Do not touch buttons for period of time, and the timer probably displays current time and is ready to go, but manual is unclear about setting the mode..


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Gardenline - garden tap timer.I can't work out the instructions- the timer won't work . Please help and give me an easy guide line to the instructions.

1. Press PROG
2. Press up/down arrows to select the programme you wish to set (16 spaces are available)
3. Press SET
4. Press up/down arrows to set the hour at which watering is to start
5. Press SET to store the hour
6. Press up/down arrows to set the minutes at which watering is to start
7. Press SET to store the minutes
8. Press up/down arrows to set the number of hours over which watering is to take place (0-9)
9. Press SET to store the hours
10. Press up/down arrows to set the number of minutes over which watering is to take place (0-59)
11. Press SET to store the minutes
12. Press up/down arrows to select which days of the week watering is to take place (2nd means every second day, 3rd means every third day). When the required day of week is displayed press SET to store that day. The next day of the week will then be displayed and Set can again be used to store that day. Carry on throughout the seven days of the week as required.
13. Press the clock symbol to store the programme.

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I have both plugs in the yellow outlet and trying to put them on automatic setting and it wont do it. I need the light to be on at 5am to 11pm and it is not automatically doing it. What do i need to do to...

1) View Zilla product and manuals at following link:

2) Zilla is aquarium timer, and astronomic-type timer, and 2-channel timer, that breaks 24-hour day into strict night and day settings.

3) Manual says: both yellow and blue outlets cannot be on at the same time
Yellow outlets are daytime hours.
Blue outlets nighttime hours.
If you have analog timer, daytime hours show on dial with dark background.

4) You need to plug into both blue and yellow outlets to set times that run continuously from 5am to 11pm.

5) To solve problem might require different timer altogether.
Link posted above shows different Utilitec, Woods, Westek, and GE power strips models that might suit your exact purpose better.

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I have the ET420C that I want to run about 2 hours per day to chlorinate my spa. I cannot figure out anything from reading that manual. How do I set it up to run every day for about 2 hours?

ET420C manual is longer than space allowed for free answer.
Moreover, this manual leaves off key steps and is totally unclear, just as you discovered.
On-line manual has page numbers, but pages are not in order, so look carefully at page numbers.

1) Let me work alongside you while we look go through manual.

2) This timer is simple electronic clock, like alarm clock.
Look at page 3 of manual about setting the clock. (Remember to look carefully at page numbers)
Clock needs to know what time it is at your house right now.
Manual shows 10 steps for setting current time.
You use arrow keys to set clock.

3) Next look at page 4 "program settings"
Use arrow keys to select program number
Program number 1 thru 20 appear on display

In my opinion, it appears that program1 is ON, and program2 is OFF
So program1 will be when you want chlorinator to turn ON
Program2 will be when you want clorinator to turn OFF
The manual is missing this key detail, so look at display to see if it shows program1 ON and program1 OFF ... if the ON and OFF do not display, then timer sets as described above.
Make sure you set same days for ON and OFF times >> if programs have conflicts, then timer will not operate as expected.

How to set programs:
Use arrow keys to select program1 and then press SET
Use arrow keys to select day, and then SET, and then arrow keys to select hour, and then SET, and then arrow keys to select minutes, and then SET.
Repeat steps for program2.

4) Mode appears on page 7 of manual
Again the manual is totally unclear how to set MODE or what buttons are pushed
I have the opinion that you do not set MODE unless you use Countdown or Random feature.
So see if timer operates without setting MODE

5) Add a comment if you get stuck, and I will review manual with you while you push the buttons.
You can add as many comments as needed, and I will respond as needed.

6) For heavy-duty outdoor timer with fewer functions, that is easier to program:
Up to 1/4 Hp, 1000Watts

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Feb 20, 2011 | UPM Programmable Outdoor Timer

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I also am having trouble with this timer. I've got the program set for when I want it to go on but can't figure out how to put in the time I want it to stop. I don't understand where the countdown timer...

ETW350 is programmable timer that offers 3 different timer
functions: Program, countdown and random.
Timer has 20 different settings.
UPM site is not available recently, but UPM timers are still being sold.

Operation manual is not very clear how to program ON and OFF times.

That being said, usually with programmable timers, you program ON time. And then program OFF time.

I do not own this timer so I can't test ETW350 like I've tested other timers.
I think the way this timer works, is program1 is ON.
And program2 is OFF.
Again, manual is not CLEAR about ON and OFF times.

Following instructions assume timer is wired correctly, timer is set for current time, and you want to set 'timer' function and not 'random' function.
Here's how to set program1.
Press arrow buttons until 1 shows in display. This is program1.
Press Set button.
Select day for program1 ON using arrow keys
Press Set button.
Select hour for program1 ON using arrow keys.
Press Set button.
Select minute for program1 ON using arrow keys.
Press Set button.
Use arrow keys until 2 appears on display. This is program2.
I believe program2 is for OFF times.
Set program2 using same steps above.
Be careful to match ON and OFF days ... for example ON 7pm Monday and OFF 9pm Friday will keep lights on from Mon through FRI.
Conflicts in programming will cause timer not to work. For example program1 ON 7pm Monday, program2 OFF 9pm Monday ... but programs3-4 say opposite times.
Make a schedule of program times before starting to avoid conflicts.
Try steps above and test fire that timer, and then add a comment.

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We have a Utilitech timer and can't program to come on or off Please advise...

I bought a Utilitech 2-outlet timer #0155671 last year and have lost the instructions. I was playing around with it today, trying to program it. My screen was blank because it had sat dormant over the last year. This can be remedied by plugging the unit in to recharge the internal battery and pushing the reset button on the front.

Here'e how I programmed the unit. To set the day/time; press and hold the "clock" button then press the "day" button once to advance the arrow at the top of the digital screen to the correct day. Continue to hold the "clock" button while pressing the "hours" button to cycle to the appropriate time. The AM / PM indicator changes automatically as you cycle through the hours. Do the same thing for the "min" button to set the appropriate minute.

It appears that there are 9 different on/off times that can be set in the unit. The timer number is in the lower left corner of the digital screen. Each time one pushes the "prog" button a separate "on" time, then "off" time is selected for each of the 9 instances. Press "prog" to select the desired timer instance (either an "on" of an "off"). Press the 'Day" button to toggle through several different day settings. These are specified by arrows under different days at the top of the digital screen. Then press the "hours" button to select the appropriate hour and the "min" button to select the appropriate minute. Press "prog" again and the "off" instance for that timer setting is selected. Use the hour and min buttons to set off times. Pressing the "Prog" button again will select the next on/off timer instance for programming.

Hopefully you can follow these rudimentary, somewhat confusing instructions.

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Hello, I have model 49556/te158wt and I'm not able to set hour ! could you help me ?
Link above is the Woods 49555 manual

If the timer will not program, then it has gone bad.

Plug timer into wall receptacle
Back-up battery will charge in about 1-2 hours > if battery will not charge, then timer is no good
Some digital timers require back-up battery to be fully charged before display will show
Back up battery allows programming while timer is removed from receptacle
After timer is programmed, plug timer back into receptacle

Timer buttons show below


To set current time:
Depress RST (Reset) button to clear programs
Press-and-hold TIME button to select 12 hour or 24 hour display

Press-and-hold SET button. Mo Monday will flash in display
Push arrow button until current day shows

Press SET button again. Hours will flash
Press arrow buttons until current hour shows (am or pm)

Push SET button again. Minutes will flash.
Press arrow buttons until current minutes show

Programming ON-OFF
Make a schedule so programs don't conflict
You can set up to 20 on-off programs over 7 days
Each program has ON time Day Hours and Minutes
Each program has OFF time Days Hours and Minutes

Press right-arrow > PROG 1 ON flashes

Press SET > choice of day groupings flash
Press arrow button to select days

Press SET > program1 ON times flash
Press arrows to set ON time

Press SET > program1 for Hour

Repeat sequence described above to set MIN
Repeat sequence to set OFF times for program1
Repeat sequence to set Program2 thru Program20

Press TIME button to finish programming

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How do i set timer

How to program Raindrip R673CT

Download R673CT manual at raindrip

Other models
Raindrip drip water guide


Install 2 AAA batteries to power display

Set current time:
Press TIME and hour digit flashes > Use up-down arrows to set 24 hour clock
Press SET to confirm hour
Use up-down arrows to set minute
Press SET to confirm minute
Use up-down arrows to set day of week
Press SET to confirm day

Program review
Timer can set 16 watering schedules
When programming, look at display:
Notice: PROG for programming mode, #1, start time, run time, SU MO WE for days
Press PROG and display appear just like image above
Use arrows to select 1, 2, 3, 4 through 16 different watering schedules

Press PROG and display appear just like image above
Use arrows to select 1, 2, 3, 4 through 16 different watering schedules
Start time hour will flash
Once hour flashes, use arrows to select hour
Press SET to confirm hour
Minutes will flash
Use arrows to select minute
Press SET to confirm minutes
Run time hours will flash
Use arrows to set run time hours duration (0 to 9 hours)
Press SET to confirm
Run time minutes will flash
Use arrows to set run time minutes
Press Set to confirm

Now #2 shows on display this is about which days the timer will water
Decide 1) every other day, 2) every third day, or 3) watering at will

1) To water every other day:
While 2nd is flashing, press SET and SU TU WE FR will appear in display
Press SET to confirm

2) To water every third day:
While 2nd is flashing, press down-arrow
3rd will start flashing and TU WE SA will display
Press SET to confirm

3) To water at will:
While 2nd is flashing, press down-arrow twice
SU will flash
Press down-arrow to go to MO TU WE etc
Press SET when day you want appear on display

To set another watering program
Scroll back up to "programming" on this page
Press arrows to select programming 1 thru 16
Repeat programming sequence

After programming is set, press clock button and current time will show

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How do i program the timer?

You did not specify UPM outdoor timer model.
1)ET525C has 7 buttons, and is shaped like a computer mouse, and has a photocell
2)DT420 & ET420 are dusk-to-dawn timers with clear plastic cover
3)DT523 is dusk-to-dawn and shaped like apple phone
4) PT555 is box-type with a door and timer has 6 screw terminals

I'm going to shoot-wild and offer programming for the one shaped like a mouse, the ET525c.
Here is manual
Download manual if you have high-speed, so you can see print larger.
Manual has 10 pages so I can't repeat everything. You will have to read along with your copy of manual.
1) Timer has MODE choices: I will help you program specific on-off times.
2) Setting the clock: Press SET > press Up-Down to choose day of the week ... if today's newspaper says Friday, set timer to Friday
3) Press Set again to confirm day of week
4) Press arrows to set hour. If your watch says 10:30 am, click arrow until 10 am shows
5) Press Set to confirm hour
6) Press arrow to set minutes, until minutes match your watch.
7) Press Set again to confirm everything.

Clock is displayed now

Programming timer:
Timer gives you 20 programs
PROG1 PROG2 etc to 20
Each program needs a DAY it will operate
Each program has ON time, and OFF time
Select PROG1 using UP key
Manual page 6 has diagram showing how display looks
Press UP until PROG1 ON shows
Notice: PROG shows in upper right corner, and 1 ON displays to the right of time
This means PROG1 ON

Note: sometimes the instructions say press UP, and sometimes they say press UP or Down ... when in doubt, write out the instructions, and it helps you understand.

Now press Set to begin
Press UP and different days will show. MO for Monday, Weekdays, weekends.
Press Set to confirm days you want PROG1 to turn ON
Press UP or DOWN to set hour you want PROG1 to turn ON
Press Set to confirm hour
Press UP or DOWN to set minutes you want PROG1 to turn ON
Press Set to confirm hour

Half way done with PROG1, you need to set PROG1 OFF times

Press UP until PROG1 OFF shows
Look at display, and look at figure page 6 manual
To right of time is number 1 with tiny word OFF, in upper right corner of display is PROG

Press Set to start
Press arrows until day shows (default will flash same days you picked for ON times) Tip: keep the same days!!! or timer will reset ON times for some reason.
Press Set to confirm days timer will turn PROG1 OFF
Press UP and DOWN to set hour for PROG1 OFF
Press Set to confirm hour
Press UP and DOWN to set minutes for PROG1 OFF

To advance to PROG2, PROG3, PROG4-20, press UP key

To end programing mode, press DOWN
If no keys are touched for 1 minute, timer returns to clock mode

Instructions carry on with more options, if problems persist, take aspirin and post again in the morning.

Oct 04, 2010 | UPM Heavy Duty Outdoor Programmable Timer

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i have uploaded the user manual for this model, it should be visible within the next 24 hours. the quick version is this:

if you haven't done so yet, set the clock
menu/ use up/down arrows to select "clock set", press right arrow to select, set day, year, etc using up and down arrows, when each is set, the right arrow moves you to the next bit

once clock is set

timer recording
use up and down arrows to scroll to timer recording, and press the right arrow to select
set the program number (1-8)
set frequency (once, daily, weekly)
set the date to record
set start time (i usually go 5 mins prior)
set end time (i usually go 5 mins after)
set channel number
set tape speed
exit by pressing clear/c reset
press t-set to activate the timer

the timer rec light should come on, the timer recording will not be active unless you press the t-set button

hope this helps

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