Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 334
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rwilliams 4 Zone sprinkler timer
I like this product overall. I most like the manual knobs.
One thing I don't like about timer is you cant set for a specific day. It does not have a weekly layout just only how often do you want to water. So if you say every other day then the day you set you would have to write it down and keep track because each week will be a different day. If this timer was like most and had M-F you could select what day and know for sure what days your watering.
If you find that water comes out of zone while turned on during installation like it did me just pull battery out of unit for about a minute. This will reset system and now it will work properly.
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bunny We have used our Melnor 4 zone for a year and a half and bought a second one for 4 different zones for 2016. I love these and they work great. I broke the older one and contacted 'customer service' and they replaced it with a new one with in one week. Boy was I surprised and thrilled. Would recommend these to everyone. Sorry to the people having trouble, have you contacted customer service?
June 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Docholiday Great Customer Service
I never write reviews but I read tons of people complaining! I want to say I have four of these products and love them. Saved me so much time and energy moving sprinklers around. Had one problem with a battery issue and contacted Customer Service, they fix the issue in less than four days! I love this product!
May 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Indepal Great company, customers service
Bought this last year. Valves stopped opening. Left a message via internet. Got replaced free of cost within 10 days
June 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AutoWaterer Great when it works
I would like to love this product, but it seems to have a serious flaw. Twice in the month I have used this, it has gotten stuck in a cycle and the water stayed on until I manually intervened. When this happens, the clock stops advancing during the cycle, but goes back to normal afterward. This is OK when I am around and can intervene, but I will have to turn this off if I leave town for a few days, or else the water may stay on until the next cycle (12 hours) or worse!
I like the way this is programmed. It is visual and very easy to use.The batteries aren't very tight, and fall out when you try to change them.
June 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Marvin Great idea, terrible implementation
I bought this timer for use during our annual beach trip. The timer setup was a bit awkward, but I eventually got all zones programed. All seemed well at that point. However, later that day when I returned to make a change in the program, the device began flashing "8's" in all the time fields. It also returned to the default time-of-day setting. This was a disaster! With no time left to return it or call the manufacturer, I left the unit in place. On returning home the device was still sitting there flashing crazy "8's" like some sort of video game. As far as I'm concerned, this device is not ready for prime time and needs further field testing- but not at my expense!
June 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYerFirst Works well, just not what I needed
This would be great for drip systems or a small sprinkler. I was trying to save money and use this instead of a manifold for an underground sprinkler system. It works well, the only issue is this restricts the pressure that comes out of the house and I would have had to add in at least 2 more zones, I ended up returning this because I wanted a different setup. I would definitely use this for a drip system on shrubs or a garden, that would be the ideal application. The overall design of this timer is great because it isn't too bulky and the functionality is very easy to understand and operate.
June 14, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by dwleo Good timer - for a while
This is the second Melnor 3280 I have bought. First one was in 2014 and it worked great for that year. Year's end, I removed the batteries and stored the unit inside. Spring 2015, this unit would not work. So I bought another one. Same scenario - would not work this year.
April 11, 2016