Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 67
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bird Failed after one year
This timer was purchased after a different timer from Home Depot failed in less than a month. It worked well for about four months during the first summer. However, by the next spring the display was defective and would not show AM or PM, among other defects (the timer was stored in a heated garage during the winter). Despite the difficulty the defective display caused, the unit worked OK for a couple more months until the valve failed and would not shut off. Luckily, disaster was avoided as I was around to turn off the water after it ran for only a couple of hours.
June 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dealhunter Won' t shut off
For those of us that don't have an expensive underground multi zone lawn sprinkler system the idea of having a unit like this where I can regularly water specific areas is great. I have two of these timers providing to flower beds on opposite sides of the driveway. Its great not having to break out 50 feet of hose every other day to keep them from dying off. I have an older version that is about 8 years old and other than a leak here or there it has worked great. The newer version is in its third season and has now failed in the open position like many of the reviews I have seen here. I replaced the battery and it seemed to hold for a few hours but the next morning I discovered it was about 3 hours into its 10 minute cycle and I had to cut the water off. I guess I will go back to setting a manual timer to make sure I don't end up with a huge water bill.
July 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nardo New style DIG hose end timer
The new design has a much better LCD screen. Easy to set up. I love the 3 year warranty.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CookieMonster second one purchased
have owned one over a year. this is second one to expand system. no issues yet.
June 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Montereyredfox I can't believe Melnor buys this Chinese-made cr@p as their own and Home Depot sells it
This hose timer died on me in less than 2 years. I take all my timers in each winter before it freezes (which is a low of 28 degrees locally). After the last frost, I put them back out. I replace the batteries yearly. I typically use them from April to Oct / Nov, depending on when our California rainy season begins -- hoping that it does! In other words, I take care of them.
This spring when I put this one back out, the screen remained blank. Oh! I thought. Bad battery! But no! A brand new battery of the wrapper still didn't work.I wish I'd kept the proof of purchase so I could exercise the warranty and get my money back. What cr@p!
March 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ted Didn't last 1 year
The product is really easy to setup and when it is working it does its job as expected. The functionality which made me buy it was the option to have multiple start times in the selected operational days and so it delivered while it was working.
My problem with this product is it has not even least 1 year and it is no longer working. Even though it offers 3 years warranty, when I went back to Home Depot to have it replaced I was informed the warranty is provided by the manufacturer so I should contact them and guess what, the manufacturer does not offer a line of communication to talk about warranty exchange. I'm still trying but not sure what is going to be outcome.
April 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rbgh poor quality
Worked less than a year. completely shut down. installation was easy, it was working fine until I noticed one day that water keep going and valve did not shut off. Replaced the battery but didn't work.
May 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Snowski824 Didn't work out of the box
I tried two different batteries and the timer didn't turn on at all. It made a humming noise and got warm near the battery compartment. Called customer service and they weren't able to help.
May 10, 2016