Well, got my second replacement and it now works how it is supposed to. However, what I learned was, to turn the alarm on or off, with the radio off, hit the x-bass button, on screen will read beep on and beep off, there is your alarm toggle. I set the time, set the alarm for 2 min. later, set the toggle to beep off, when the time came, I heard the sweet sound of silence :-)
Bird Hauler, try this. This is what finally did it, did not have the timer button on the latest one. It was the beep on or beep off that was the indicator, and I have not had a problem since I got this one.