Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 283
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GardenDoc Poor performance
I purchased two of these to replace two older 4-valve systems from a different company. Both were defective with 2 of the 4 valves remaining stuck open and unable to be closed, except manually as if not being used. With those faulty valves turned off manually, the timer would not reliably turn on/off the other two valves either. I could see this being a production glitch if only one of the timers had been defective, but with both having the same issues, it's clear these are junk.
April 11, 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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jahyma Don't buy!
Stopped working after one season. Screen went blank, burning smell from inside unit.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TMZ5 NOT SURE WHAT THESE OTHER REVIEWS ARE ABOUT
This is my third season with this timer. I am using all four discharge ports. It has worked perfect for the first two years. I just changed the batteries for the first time (I take them off for 4 months during the winter). Super quality, very simple, extremely reliable, and quite inexpensive. It has improved the health of my plants, saved me a bunch of time, and water costs.
March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fixor Very easy to Install/Manage
Read THIS if you run into a problem!
Overall its a good device, cheap, and easy to program. Its not the best quality but im assuming you already know based on the price.
I bought 2 of them. A 2-way and a 4-way systems. The 4-way system came with an issue possibly because it was turned off improperly during QC. One of the valves was open and as soon as the water was turned on the water started pouring. A possible easy valve reset should fix this. Make sure the cable is plugged. Set up the time and desired settings as shown in the video above then turn on the main faucet. Select the malfunctioning valve and Keep the water running. On the screen go down the menu to manual and press (+) to set the lowest manual time (5 min in this case). After 5 min the device will close the valve and should be fixed.
May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mcgoo Works great.
first time ever using something like this. Install was simple and I had it up and running within 10 minutes.
I did notice that the unit began working on its own time after about a month of operation and after engaging the rain delay feature. The watering schedule remained timely, but it was watering an hour before the scheduled time. So that was weird.
Yeah it's a pain to calibrate as it takes a while to shuffle through the times and stuff, but this is a great unit for anyone that has a low water pressure and needs to water a decent sized lawn.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MRL Sprinkler timer
The instructions were easy to follow and programming was straight forward. The product did exactly as it should and so far all is well. I would like to review in a few months after the unit as been in use and located in sun. But at this stage I am most satisfied and believe I have received excellent value.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mitch Watering system
Works great best value on market. Has four hose hook ups so you don't have to change hose around. Easy settings great program.
May 17, 2016