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Automatic 2-Outlet Hose Timer

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Automatically water two areas of your lawn or garden with the Melnor 2 zone Water Timer. Each zone is quick to set-up with simple 2 step programming. Just enter how often and how long you wish to water. Once set, your watering chores will be handled for you.

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can't get my timer to turn on at the set time, what am i doing wrong I set it for 6:00 am and told it to rum every 12 hours. won't work

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June 10, 2016
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Check underneath that the shorting plug is in place. This is a rubber plug with electrical contacts that jump the electrical pins used for the optional rain sensor. If you can see the pins, then the plug fell out and the timer will not turn on (it thinks the soil is too wet).
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May 17, 2016
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Check the batteries. Maybe they are weak to open and close the valves.
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Houston, TX
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April 26, 2015
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I already posted an answer to a similar question. If you configure the program and set it to "On" and your AquaTimer does not work, then check your instructions. There is an initialization step that most people seem to skip.
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October 6, 2014
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Check to ensure that the time of day setting is correct. I have had my timers water at 3 am sometimes because I had the time of day set off 12 hours.
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September 16, 2014
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You need to select Program On. It is more then likely set to program off.
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September 4, 2014
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perhaps you have the program set of OFF?
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Lake Charles, LA, USA
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September 4, 2014
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Try setting it for 11:55. The system may be having trouble understanding what you want.
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August 22, 2014
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I followed the instructions and have no issues.
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Peachtree City, GA, USA
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June 4, 2014
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You might have used rain delay. It messes up the timer. Or, the clock was reset for some reason. Check if the clock on the display shows the right time.
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Winchester, VA
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May 30, 2014
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Dear 1234,
They're two conditions that prevent the timer from functioning:
1. Is the water turned on?
2. Have you set the program from 'OFF' to 'ON'?
Please make sure both are on. This should make your issue go away.
Let us know if you have further issues.
Melnor Inc, QA Department.
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How do I stop the system from leaking from all parts of the system

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June 8, 2014
I set up the system this year and when I turn on the water it is leaking from every crack.
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Hickory NC
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August 2, 2016
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Do you have the flat rubber washers in at the inlet and two outlets? If so, just give the knobs a good twist and you should be fine. I've had mine set up for 2 months now with no problems. I undo the inlet hose several times a week to use it else where. No problems with leaks hooking it back up.
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April 26, 2015
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Did you leave your AquaTimer outside under freezing conditions? If so, the formation of ice will damage it.
If you are talking about a new installation, then I suggest that you return it. I have not experienced any leaks with my unit.
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October 6, 2014
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It sounds like you may have let it freeze. If you leave them outside with water inside the timer, the water will expand when it freezes and crack the plastic open. If not, try to return it to the factory as it should not leak from all over.
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September 4, 2014
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you need to close up your crack first.
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Lake Charles, LA, USA
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September 4, 2014
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Try using Teflon tap often called Plumbers tape.
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August 22, 2014
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MY water pressure is probably lower that your at the Faucet nozzle. Mine does not leak.
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Atlanta
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June 24, 2014
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I have learned that it might not be your sprinkler but the water pressure on your line may be too high...After checking with a plumber our water pressure was double what it should have been which we immediately fixed.....with much better results...
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June 24, 2014
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Use plummers tape & washer on the hoses.
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June 9, 2014
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Please contact Melnor Customer Service at the e-mail below and we will replace the leaking timer.
service_US @melnor.com
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Does my timer need to be manually changed from each of the 2 zones set for different days

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Brandon, Florida
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August 7, 2014
My community has water restrictions and I can only water on Monday and Thursday. I have 2 areas to water. I set zone 1 and programed the watering for every 7 days. I did this on a Monday. I did the same for program 2 on Thursday.

My question: the sprinklers do not come on. Is it necessary for me to manually change from zone 1 or 2 after the watering day or is the timer suppose to do this? Also do I need to program the cycle on the day of the watering for each zone the 1st time?

I followed the instructions and initially I only used 1 zone and the timer was right on.
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July 11, 2015
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If I understand your question, yes, you do need to manually change the timers from zone 1 to zone 2 when you program it.
When I first got this, one of my zones did not run because I had not programmed it to run.
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Once you choose the Zone 1 and Zone 2 settings and turn the Program to "On" (the attached photo displaying the programming menu shows "Off") everything should work automatically. The last thing that you do is go to Program, use the left/right arrow to show "On," then wait. In a few seconds, the display will go to standby mode, showing only the time and the Program setting. The second attached photo shows Read More
Once you choose the Zone 1 and Zone 2 settings and turn the Program to "On" (the attached photo displaying the programming menu shows "Off") everything should work automatically. The last thing that you do is go to Program, use the left/right arrow to show "On," then wait. In a few seconds, the display will go to standby mode, showing only the time and the Program setting. The second attached photo shows the display in standby mode, which increases battery life. In this case, I have switched the Program to "Off" because it has rained so much that a three-day rain delay is insufficient.
If your AquaTimer is still not working, then refer to your instruction manual. As I recall, there is an initialization step in the instructions to ensure that the valves will activate. Most people seem to skip that step. Read Less
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No once you program it is all set.
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I suspect that you need to get the initial timer to trigger. For example set it to start at 10am every 7 days and do that at 9:50am so that once that water cycle triggers it will trigger again the next week. Then do the same thing on the second zone on the other day
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August 23, 2014
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You should be able to set each zone and have them work automatically - completely by themselves without you doing anything else. For example zone 1 Monday 7am to 8am zone 2 Thursday 6am to 7am. Then they should run by themselves.
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August 22, 2014
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I did not have any problems. Followed the instructions
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The 3100 Timer has two zones that must be programmed and then will run independently. To achieve the program you want once per week on a specific day each zone must be programmed on the day you want the timer to run and then your "Run Every Setting" needs to be at 7 for every 7th day. The problem could be the time you are setting your timer. If you program in a start time that is before the actual time Read More
The 3100 Timer has two zones that must be programmed and then will run independently. To achieve the program you want once per week on a specific day each zone must be programmed on the day you want the timer to run and then your "Run Every Setting" needs to be at 7 for every 7th day. The problem could be the time you are setting your timer. If you program in a start time that is before the actual time you are doing the programming the timer will not come on until the start time seven day's from now. If you are programming a start time after the time you are programming the timer should come on at that time and then not again for seven day's. If you want to program an early morning start time you can program the day before with a Water Every Setting of 1 - the timer will come on the next day and then you can change the Water Every Setting to 7.
This will continue to water on the specific day as long as you have even day months. When you have an odd day month you will have to revise your program so that you will remain on the proper day of the week . If you have problems please contact us at service_us@melnor.com. Read Less
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The specification for this timer does not say it can independently control both outlets.

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So, can it ?
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It does!
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It does control both outlets independently.
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Each zone timing is independent of the other.
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The two outlets are independently programmable. You first select Zone "1" or "2" at the top (see photo), then scroll down to choose the settings for that outlet. Extremely simple process.
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February 18, 2015
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Yes! It can independently control both outlets.
I have been using hose timers for my garden and lawn since 2003. I have used a lot of different timers and this timer has one of the best timer set-ups for two different watering schedules.
You can time both hoses differently for times, duration, and frequency. If you have used hose timers before, you will love this one!
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February 13, 2015
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Melnor Automatic 2-Outlet Hose Timer
It has two independent timers one for each hose connection.
Each timer can be set to turn the water on for a period of up to 240 minutes and this can be repeated in increments of 4, 6, 8, 12 hours or 1 through 7 days.
There is no independant weekday setting however.
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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 164 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love this timer Bought this timed to use with a in line watering system and it was perfect for my needs works great and saves me time and money and water. For a win win win. I live in Florida so it sees year round use and going strong on its 4th year. May 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 2-Outlet Hose Timer I bought it to control a manual sprinkler system in my front yard and a rotating sprayer in the back yard. It does not let enough water through to create pressure needed to operate either one. I will be returning the product. September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Sprinkler Timer Works great. A lot of flexibility. Just make sure your battery terminals are very clean, or the unit will reset and lose the time. Also, take it in the winter. September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best of Two Timer Models Bought this and loved it! Easy to program and operate. Offers an easy-to-use rain day setting (you push a button), easy-to-access settings, and you can see exactly what you've selected. Set mine up with soaker hoses on line 1, regular manual hose on line 2. You can also set two hoses with different watering schedules. Two timers, various settings, and digital display so you can see the timer settings easily. Bought an Orbit model which was a piece of trash and more expensive. This is a good, reliable model. Would highly recommend to the average home owner. August 6, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lasts about 1.5 seasons I've owned three of these in total, two of which no longer work. The first I bought lasted about one year, then started leaking and would never turn off completely (which is bad when on vacation, etc). After this broke, against my better judgement bought two more (one for the front yard, one for the back). One of these two lasted 1.5 seasons, then this morning when it was supposed to turn on, I heard our water flow for about one second then back off. I suspected the batteries had run out, but they haven't (it still indicates they are "OK" and it still responds to pressing the buttons, etc) and when I try to turn it on manually nothing happens (it says manual mode is on, but internally nothing happens). The second one is still working, but it's very annoying that you can't trust that they will actually turn on (or off). August 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best bang for your buck Melnor has a newer model that essentially does that same, but costs 50% more, and doesn't really do anything that this model doesn't. As such, this was a no-brainer. Easy to program, and doesn't seem to reduce the water pressure. Wish I would have bought this long time ago. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2 Outlet hose timer Love it. Good for watering two areas.. Have it set to water the side of my house every AM. Keeps the sunny side green. Easy to program, Batteries going on a month now. Only bad part is I have three different garden hoses weaving all over my yard. But worth the trouble. July 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good timer It's a pain to have to get up early in the morning to water the lawn, so I bought one of these timers to take care of that chore. I'm not ready to invest in an irrigation system so this is a good way to get the lawn watered until then. While it does what it's supposed to do, I have encountered the leaking problem that others have faced. This problem was solved using Teflon tape, so keep that in mind if you buy this timer. I've also found that the current time is not always correct. For example, I have it set to water at 7pm, according to my watch. When I don't hear the water turn on at 7, I check it and the time is now three minutes slow. This happens a lot. I wish the unit allowed you to pick specific times when you want it to turn on. Instead, you're left to the number of hours between each watering. I'd like to water in the morning at 4, but then my second watering would have to be at 4pm because the max. choice is 12 hours. Despite the cons, it does what it needs to do. July 22, 2016
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