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Model # 480-616

Internet # 100659515

Mechanical Water Timer

$12.97 /each

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Model # 480-616

Internet # 100659515

Easily control the amount of watering time with this mechanical water timer. Simply select the number of minutes on the dial and let the timer do the work. The timer automatically turns off the water flow after the selected time expires.

  • Assembled dimension: 2.38 in. W x 4 in. D x 15.50 in. H
  • Automatic shutoff
  • Egg-timer design measures actual water time rather than water flow
  • Customize your watering time anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours
  • Compatible with low-pressure drip hoses and soaker hoses
  • Note: product may vary by store

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
2.25 
Product Height (in.) 
3.25 
Product Width (in.) 
4.13 
Details
Automatic Shut-off 
Yes 
Features 
Drip and Soaker Hose Compatible,Manual Bypass 
Hose-End Timer 
Yes 
Included 
No Additional Items Included 
Maximum Cycle Time (min.) 
120 
Number of Cycles 
Number of Zones 
Power Source 
Mechanical 
Product Weight (lb.) 
.35 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
2 year 

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I've bought three of these mechanical water timers returned the first two and still cannot even get water to flow through them!!!

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suzanne
placitas, nm
May 15, 2013
Melnor SKU 480-616
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June 29, 2014
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I HAVE NEVER HAD WHERE WATER DIDN'T FLOW UNLESS MAIL SUPPLY IS OFF OR TIMER IS NOT IN THE RIGHT PLACE ON THE DIAL.
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September 2, 2013
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You are turning dial on top to set watering time?
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May 28, 2013
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Are you sure that it's the fault of the timer? I bought one and set it up with a quick connect adapter at the outside faucet and had no problems at all. You might want to check your water pressure to insure that it's sufficient to open the timer.
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Martin, GA
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May 17, 2013
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I am using two of these and they seem to be functioning well. An earlier one was damaged by freeze and replaced but all three have been fine. I would guess water pressure may be a problem in that they are mechanical requiring water flow to operate timer. We have a continuous 60 plus pounds water pressure.
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May 17, 2013
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I too have purchased three, maybe four of these over the years. I have never had any problem with their performance. I leave my water turned on all the time and use the timed or manual settings to allow water to flow. I enjoy the ease of starting my sprinklers and setting the timer knowing that I wont forget and leave them on, or can leave for work with my sprinklers running in the morning.
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Where is a copy of the operation instruction> My unit failed to pass water. I may have turned the control knob to the right inctead of the left. .T

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January 26, 2014
My unit would not pass water. I may have turned the control knob to the right and got no water. Then I turned the knob to the left (counterclockwist) to zero and then past zero to 15 sill no water. I go distracted and forgot to turn the faucet valve off as there was no water coming out of my hose. Hours (?) later when I came home water was flowing full blast (length of time unknown but for at least a couple of hours or more. When I tried to operate the control knob the unit seemed to be working just fine fine. What happened and why did tjhis just started working all by itself?

I bought a new unit which II returned because my unit was now working just fine. What happened to make this unit start working all by itself?
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June 29, 2014
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YOU MAY HAVE TURNED IT TO THE RIGHT WHICH MEANS ALWAYS ON NO TIMING AND IF YOU TURN TO THE LEFT YOU CAN SELECT UP TO 120 MINUTES. PERHAPS YOU DIDN'T HAVE THE MAIN WATER VALVE ON WHEN YOU FIRST HOOKED IT UP OR DIDN'T HAVE TIMER IN CORRECT LOCATION ON THE DIAL. DADDY KALINKA
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January 31, 2014
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Hi Force,
I'm Travis from The Home Depot. I'm sorry that you had a frustrating episode with your timer.
This is simply a countdown timer. You manually set the duration that you desire by turning the yellow/black knob clockwise so that the number of minutes is lined up with the arrow indicator.
The timer counts down for that amount of time, then it shuts off the water. If you want to by-pass the timer Read More
Hi Force,
I'm Travis from The Home Depot. I'm sorry that you had a frustrating episode with your timer.
This is simply a countdown timer. You manually set the duration that you desire by turning the yellow/black knob clockwise so that the number of minutes is lined up with the arrow indicator.
The timer counts down for that amount of time, then it shuts off the water. If you want to by-pass the timer function, set the dial to "Manual On".
There is an arrow embossed into the body (green part) indicating the direction to turn the dial.
It is impossible to know what happened to cause your dilemma, but I'm happy to know that it is now corrected.
Thank you for visiting our site.
Travis Read Less
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Do these open up and allow a lot of pressure through them? And is it able to turn on and off by its self every day

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I'm running and 8 head sprinkler system
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May 18, 2016
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The Mechanical Water Timer does not turn on by itself every day it needs to be set manually to the time you want to water (15 to 120 minutes). Any hose end item or anything you put on the spigot is going to reduce your water pressure.
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Problem: Timer does not move. Should timer move even if water flow is low. Have several of these units....all work well except this new one.

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Yes once the knob is turned to the desired time the timer should start to count down to zero. If the timer does not move there is a problem with it. If the timer is two years old or less you can ask for a warranty replacement - e-mail to info_US@melnor.com
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Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 70 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great for saving you water This is a wonderful water timer. I will start to water our hanging plant, deck plants, add water to the fish ponds, or fill our swimming pool with water and forget about the hose being on. So, I do over water or over fill the pool and ponds. This wonderful Mechanical water timer has saved me money and water. And has stopped my husband from being upset with me for wasting water. I have told many of our friends about this great timer. Hope this note will help someone out there that has my same problem as I did. I have bought a few more and use one of them to add water to our chickens water. I have also given them as gifts. August 20, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bought the timer 4-5 months ago , it quit working , would not shut off. Luckily I noticed my Koi pond was getting too full, if I had not shut it off manually it would have killed the fish. August 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Simple, reliable and low cost. Perfect for adding water to a pool. Simple, reliable and low cost. Perfect for adding water to a pool. January 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great for watering the lawn. I'm going into my second summer with this. The attachments are a bit flimsy so don't pull with the garden hose! I use this with a sweep-style water sprinkler and it allows plenty of pressure for a large sweep. The hassle with watering the lawn was remembering to turn the water off. This completely eliminates that issue by turning the water off when you want. Has proven very reliable and I've had no problems with the timer sticking. It also has a manual setting that turns on the water flow and leaves it on. It would also work well with a drip watering system if you don't want a programmable timer. This might be the best watering-tool investment that I've ever made! It makes me happy every time I use it. May 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Only worked for a week or so. I soon discovered that it failed to completely shut of at the end of the cycle, letting the water run on uninterrupted. I tried twisting the knob nearly all the way, then moving it back to the 15 minute duration I was looking for, this worked sometimes, but not reliably. I purchased the Orbit battery operated unit, and other than being a bit leaky, it works fine. October 20, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Keeps Getting Stuck I have purchased two of these now and the result has been exactly the same... I set the time for 30 minutes and it will wind down close to 0 and then stay on perpetually without ever turning off. I have to manually give it a twist for it to go into the off mode. I bought the second one thinking that my first one was old and worn. Second one starting down the exact same thing right from the first time it was turned on. Time to look for something else. July 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bought two, neither work I had one of these timers last year, with a slightly different appearance. It worked all summer, then sat in a box all winter long. When I went to hook it up again in summer, it didn't work. Well, that's not great, but at least it lasted one summer, right? So I bought two replacements. And you know what? They were both defective and never worked once. I thought I'd tested them when I manually turned the knob to make sure the water shuts off, but the timer mechanism just isn't strong enough to turn the knob that last little bit by itself. I set the timers up and we left to run errands and returned to find the water had been on for four hours. I suspect the manufacturer found a cheaper supplier for the timer clockwork to turn the knob, but they never actually checked to see if the revised product met minimum quality standards. Zero quality control = I don't buy your products any more. August 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works for us! We have had this timer (or a predecessor to it) for several years. It serves to top off our swimming pool when the level drops (sadly, we don't have a built in re-fill system). When the pool level gets low, we drag the hose to the pool, and set the timer to the max of 2 hours, and it works every time. For normal hose use we just turn to the on / off position as required. It has survived in hot Florida Sun and heat. Even the green/yellow colors have not faded. The plastic is holding up as though it were new. If it were to fail tomorrow, I'd buy another one in a heart beat! May 20, 2013
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