Timex Appliance Seven Day Timer Program Directions

Though primarily known for their wristwatches, Timex also produces a popular line of home appliance accessories.

One such accessory, the Timex seven day timer, allows you to program appliances such as lamps or coffee makers to turn on or off at specified times. You can set up to 20 separate programs for each Timex seven day appliance timer. Programming your seven day appliance timer will take only a few minutes.

Plug your Timex seven day timer into a standard electrical outlet. Allow the timer's rechargeable battery to charge for at least 10 minutes before attempting to program the appliance; the battery will serve as a backup power source to prevent your custom programmed settings from being lost in the event the timer is unplugged or the power goes out.

Press the depressed "RST" button on the timer with the tip of a ballpoint pen to reset the timer's internal memory.

Set the time on your Timex timer. Press and hold the "Set" button for three seconds or until the day-of-week indicator begins to flash. Press the "->" or "<-" button repeatedly until the desired day appears on the digital display; press "Set." Use the "->" or "<-" buttons to set the hours when they begin to flash; press "Set" when the desired hour is shown. Use the same process to set the minutes, then press the "Set" button again to confirm the day and time settings.

Program a start time for your seven day timer. Press the ">" button to access the appliance's programming mode; the program number will begin to flash. Use the "->" and "<-" buttons to highlight the desired program number, then press "Set." Highlight the desired day and press "Set" again. Program the hour for your timer; press "Set." Set the minute and press the "Set" button to confirm.

Program a stop time for your timer. Press the "Set" button to cause the day-of-week indicator to flash. Highlight the desired day and press "Set" to confirm. Adjust the timer's hour with the "->" and <-" buttons; press "Set" when the desired hour is shown. Set the minute for your timer and press the "Set" button again. Press the "Time" button to exit the setting mode.

Tip

  • If you have a problem with your timer, press the "RST" button to reset the appliance to factory settings.

Warning

  • Avoid allowing the timer's rechargeable battery to run down. If the clock is accidentally unplugged, all of your programmed settings will be lost.

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