Timer Creation Failed 1281 Timer creation failed, Please try back later.
Attention 041 The maximum number of event timers has been reached.
No more can be created at this time without deleting one previously created.
Dish Hardware: Hopper 3
Problem: When I try to record (DVR) a new program, I frequently am unable create a new timer.
Temporary Resolution: Delete multiple existing timers until it allows me to save a new timer.
When does issue occur: It is unpredictable when I will try to record a new program (create a timer) and I get the error message. It has happened when I have had anywhere from 103 timers to 156 timers.
Issue Status: Open issue. A Dish ticket is in the queue with development.
Dish Technical Service Response: I have been told that the Hopper 3 has a maximum of 200 timers. However, I get the max timer error messages when I am well below having 200 timers. I've been told that this is a known issue and a ticket has been opened with the Dish development team to look into a fix.
My thoughts on areas the developers might examine to fix the error:
If you are getting this error message, I invite you to post the number of scheduled and skipped recordings that are listed under DVR > Schedule.
I hope my message gets pushed to the Dish developers to offer additional details to replicate and troubleshoot the max timer issue. If they contact me, I can guide them in how to replicate the max timer issues, with the number of timers under 200.
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Hello AZ. Thank you for all of this information on the issue that you are having issues with the timers. This is definitely something that we want to look further into. There are a few steps that we may need to go through together to see if we can find more information about this error or what we may need to do to get this resolved. So we can access review this together, can you please send us a Private Message? https://communities.dish.com/t5/Communities-101/How-To-Send-a-Private-Message/td-p/15039
@JasmineD Thanks for the offer Jasmine. I've already contact support several times and I've had a tech out to replace the receiver. They have a ticket opened for this issue. Can you replicate the issue? After you replicate the issue, then you can let me know what your solution is (meanwhile, I am simply forced to delete timers in order to add additional timers.