I”m SURE I did not do anything wrong. But….famous last words.
Few months ago I installed an electric timer, 120v version, to turn on a string of receptacles at a certain time and then turn them off. Presently those times are: ON at 5pm, and OFF at 3am.
The timer has “quit” working a number of times. I would go over and look at it and it woiuld have some weird obnoxious time on it as far as the current time of day. It would be hours off. No, there have not been power outages during these times, that would mean an outage of hours when usually power here is out a few mins for some kind of maint or something.
I checked it yet again yesterday and it had the right time of day, but the switch didnt’ trip inside. I barely tapped the MANUAL/AUTO arm and it kicked on as if it were stuck and needed a nudge. The person called again tonight to say it did not come on at 5pm again.
Is the unit defective, did I do something wrong, what can I check (and how do I repair it if I find something wrong)?