So I was complaining about various feeder timers recently and then went ahead and bought THE TIMER. Worked, but not great. I put a new 6V battery in the loop AGAIN, and it worked Ok. A day later it quit working. Man, I don't need the stress. Went to Academy and got a new motor. While I was there I saw the small lead acid rechargeable batteries. Heck...$9...it's worth a try. Before I went to all the trouble to install the new motor, I put the new battery in the loop and ran a test on The Timer. Dang thing almost threw corn through the front of my Bubba Cap. It's always the battery. Can't believe I forgot that known fact.
Motor is Ok. The Timer is Ok. Battery is Ok. Deer are now happy, as is the wife (this is her yard feeder, so it HAS to work for a happy home life).
It's the battery.....don't forget that.