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Timer not working?

I have placed red and black pins in proper position. Followed directions exactly. The dial inside is turning but is not tripping the lights on or off? Is the inside dial supposed to rotate counterclockwise when running? When I turn on manually works no problem?

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Look closer at those pins as the motor turns those pins turn a togle switch on and off make sure those pins are able to togle that switch you will see that switch under the that timer disk

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Experiment with the timer.
Hook up the lights and timer. And read resource link below.
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Then manually rotate the dial two revolutions.
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Watch what the lights do as you rotate timer dial.
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Here are basic wiring instructions for 120Volt.
1) Black Hot wire from breaker connects to both terminal 1 and terminal L.
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2) White Neutral wire from breaker box connects to terminal X.
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4) White neutral wire going to Load connects to terminal X along with other neutral wire.

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2) Put on-off trippers on outer edge of dial at times you want timer to turn on and off.
The trippers are marked ON and OFF.

3) The ON tripper rotates around on the dial until it encounters a lever, and then it pushes the lever.
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Which way do the pins need to be positioned on a manual timer for it to be on, ie is it up or down for `on`

You posted under GE 15004 timer.
Push trippers down and then rotate tripper around dial to desired on or off time.
Release tripper and it tripper locks upward in place.

Other timers have segments and pins that are located around timer dial
The position for ON-OFF varies by brand and model number.

I suggest you turn lamp ON and make sure bulb is good, plug lamp into timer, set a few pins one direction or other, plug timer into wall. Manually rotate timer dial clockwise, and watch lamp turn ON-OFF to know how to set pins.

Also move the slide switch one direction and then other direction to see how override switch operates.
After checking operation, set pins exactly how you want, and then rotate dial clockwise until current time lines up with pointer located on inner dial.
Dial rotates with passing time and pins push small lever that opens and closes circuit.

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Jasco does not have 15004 manual posted yet,.
I looked yesterday, and will continue searching.

15004 timer operates by putting green and red trippers in place at times you want timer to turn on-off.
Motor rotates clock dial as time passes.
Plastic trippers located on outer edge of dial contact a lever.
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Woods 2 prong polarized

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How do you set the timer

You posted under mechanical outdoor timer with time dial located on face.
If you have different timer, add a comment.

Rotate dial clockwise until current time lines up with arrowhead located on inner dial.
There are segments or pins located around outer edge of dial.

If timer has segments.
Pull these segments outward, or leave them in place to set on-off times.
Pull out a few segments and then rotate dial clockwise to see if lights turn on or off with segments out.
Then pull out segments for the times you want timer to turn on-off.

If timer has pins.
Click pins outward, or leave them in place to set on-off times.
Click out a few pins and then rotate dial clockwise to see if lights turn on or off with pins out.
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Is the dial turning? The dial is the clock. And the clock needs electricity to work, just like alarm clock. If dial is not turning, the wiring is not right.

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If wiring seems right but dial on front of timer is still not rotating, then reverse Timer red and Timer black and see if that sorts out problem.

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