Model # 558-026

Internet #203062295

Store SKU #558026

Melnor Automatic 1-Outlet Hose Timer


Automatic 1-Outlet Hose Timer

$29.97 /each

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Product Overview

Keeping your lawn and garden healthy and green is easy with the 6 cycle, Electronic Water Timer. The super simple programming makes set-up a breeze. The oversized screen keeps the entire program visible. Water up to 6 times a day or easily skip days or water once a week.

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Customer Questions & Answers

When i hooked up the timer and turned the water on... The sprinker started.... even though i had it set for 5am

Asked by: Anonymous
Tammy, There is a manual function that might have been turned on. Check the screen. If it is in manual the water will come on the minute it is turned on at the faucet. I have enclosed a picture of the device in setup mode so you can see all of the options that are available. If the item was defective return it to the store that you bought it and they will give you a refund or another unit. Make sure you installed the batteries right would be another thing to check.
Answered by: Sandy
Date published: 2015-11-04

should this be hooked up stright to city water pressure

Asked by: Anonymous
Sure, just use a spigot.
Answered by: Raven
Date published: 2015-09-20

how do you open the battery door on 558-026

afraid I will break it. door will not open with fingers only
Asked by: DIMWIT
Compartment slides in and out easily I take it out for winter and it lasts multiple seasons
Answered by: Corinne
Date published: 2016-07-27

What is the shortest length of time you can set this timer for? I am looking for something as low as 2-3 minutes.

Asked by: Patch
Minute increments
Answered by: Corinne
Date published: 2016-07-27
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Customer Reviews

Automatic 1-Outlet Hose Timer is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 139.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got 2 of these & no problems I have two of these, 1 that's a year old and another I bought 3 months ago. I use them to run a micro sprinkler/drip system. Both have been great and I have not had any issues with them. One note: Make sure you get a pressure regulator and install it before the timer (I have a 25 psi one) as I believe that's why mine haven't leaked/failed. Also, I made sure I brought this in for the winter to avoid any freeze damage.
Date published: 2013-04-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Shut off valve sticks I have 5 3015's in operation; all of them are enclosed in water valve housings for protection from sun and cold. They work very well until they die. Unfortunately, over the last 5 years, I have had to replace 3 of the 5 because they quit turning on; apparently the shut off valve sticks. The shut off valve itself is encased in a plastic housing that cannot be opened for cleaning. Number 4 just died which is why I am writing this review and giving them a 2-star rating.
Date published: 2015-08-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't last long - model 3015 The solenoid has quit working, will not shut off..
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Three Strikes and You're out I've had three of these timers over the past three years. Each has worked well during the summer purchased to water my small garden. Each unit work fine when disconnected in the fall but failed to function after winter storage (batteries removed and stored inside). The on/off valve won't work and water comes out from every hole and seam. The company did replace my unit last year. I'm asking for yet another replacement. I will use them as long as they will send them to me but I'll never buy another.
Date published: 2015-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes my job easier After almost 'losing my lawn' due to forgetting to water it I looked for something to help me 'remember'. I found the hose timer while searching the Home Depot App and decided to get it. It was the best decision I've made. After hooking it up to my water spigot and sprinklers I haven't had a problem at all. It's easy to program, runs on a battery, and automatically takes care of my previous lawn watering problem. This is the second time I've purchased this item as I was adding a sprinkler to my back yard. I've been using the first one I purchased for almost 2 years now and it's still "going strong".
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk. I've now gone through 3 Melnor timers in less than a year. The first one wouldn't even turn on after storing it indoors (with the batteries out) over the winter. I returned it and got another. It worked about two days, then never shut off. I overwatered my garden for the several days before realizing the water was running continuously. The third one worked about 6 weeks before developing the same problem. I'm done. Its not a random lemon. These things are lightweight, cheaply designed, poorly manufactured junk.
Date published: 2013-07-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money This water timer only lasted a week. It was easy to program but limited in it's capabilities. It was programed to water 4 times a day for 4 minutes. It worked fine for a week. Then the water did not turn off at the programed time. I went to their web site and followed their direction for troubleshooting, it did not work. (pulling out the batteries wait for 30 seconds and reinsert) The water valve is still stuck on open. The manual mode did not turn off the water either. - a piece of Junk. - I live in Southern California (Zone 10) and it's April so there is no possibility for frost. This is my second Melnor timer. The first time was the model 2007. It did last the season but not much longer.
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Turns on, does not turn off Pro: - The programming interface is somewhat intuitive; once learned, it is very simple to modify a program - Has a manual mode; I used it to test the watering pattern - No leaks to the outside of the unit - Has a rain delay feature - Light weight - Uses conventional AA batteries Cons: - Doesn't shut off; my water continues to flow after the automatic and/or manual modes switch the flow to off I'm seeking an alternative. The reviews at Amazon (checked after I purchased this unit) blast this unit with an astonishing majority of the reviews disapproving of the unit.
Date published: 2014-05-07
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