Model # 557-869

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Melnor Automatic 2-Outlet Hose Timer


Automatic 2-Outlet Hose Timer

$29.00 /each

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Product Overview

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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Customer Questions & Answers

The specification for this timer does not say it can independently control both outlets.

So, can it ?
Asked by: LasCrucesGuy
Set programs for each hose.
Answered by: Chas
Date published: 2017-02-15

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

Asked by: 1234
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).
Answered by: ChrisZ
Date published: 2016-06-12

How do I stop the system from leaking from all parts of the system

I set up the system this year and when I turn on the water it is leaking from every crack.
Asked by: kb404
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.
Answered by: drdave
Date published: 2016-08-16

Does my timer need to be manually changed from each of the 2 zones set for different days

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.
Asked by: Carlito
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.
Answered by: AZHawg
Date published: 2015-11-04
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Customer Reviews

Automatic 2-Outlet Hose Timer is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 183.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Only works well for one season Firstly a general remark. The only reviews that are really useful are ffrom customers who actually USED the purchased item for some time. Reviews stating "I just bought this item and it looks good" really have no value. I purchased this timer last season, to replace one I bought the season before and was leaking all around. Well, this one also just made it thru one season. Attached it today, and it is heavily leaking all around where the housing comes together. So, be prepared to throw your Melnor timer away every year,
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Melnor Automatic 2-Outlet Hose Timer This is a decent product that works well and is easy to program. There are two potential drawbacks: A. The outlets are made of plastic and can crack with excessive strain. B. Do not leave outside during winters where the temperature goes below freezing. You may get a flood in the spring!!
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Constant Problems with this automatic timer I ran into the same problems the first complaint indicated. The one I have not (same as the first complant says) will go to the 2nd channel at the same time at the PM setting as the AM setting. I set it for 7Am on channel one & then it comes again at 7 PM on the 2nd channel. There have been other problems not worth going into that indicate a deficiency in the design of this timer I have tried this several times in case it will start working properly, but have had no luck! Anything produced by any company shoulld not be put on the market until the "bugs" are worked out. This has been a frustrating & disappointing experience, especially when Melnor has, in the past, made more qulitative products.I want to emphasize that I have carefully followed the instructions before someone says I'm the problem instead of the product!!
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disaponted It arrived with a not complete battery pack, had to look at fine print to locate a customer service number to call. Then had to wait until a weekday to call. A new battery pack was sent . 5 days later put batteries in and the unit would not start up. I have sent it back at my cost for a replacement system, Have not received it as of this date. At it for a m onth and still not usable product!!!
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well but plastic moulding is a problem This timer worked well for 1 year - that's great. However, when I tried to use it again for another season I could not tighten it well to the faucet since the plastic moulding kept on slipping. This caused a small drip and started wasting water.
Date published: 2016-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Automatic 2-Outlet Hose Timer Every Easy to set up and program... works great ... now I can water 15 tree's all at the same time and less hours... as well as around the house... it's easy to set the times you want ... I found that after watching the small video that's on the Home Depot site made it very easy to found once I got it...
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this Melnor Timer for about two years with absolutely no problems when I noticed the case ... I used this Melnor Timer for about two years with absolutely no problems when I noticed the case had came apart at a seam. I contacted Melnor Customer Service and explained the problem. Without hesitation they shipped out a new unit at no cost and now have a customer for life.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable The case is sturdy, weather resistant. The programming is easy. I have used one for over three years and it is reliable. I recently purchased three more in lieu of installing a irrigation system. I use them for drip irrigation off of faucets.
Date published: 2016-09-13
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