Model # 480-616

Internet #100659515

Melnor Mechanical Water Timer
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Melnor

Mechanical Water Timer

$12.97 /each

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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: 2.36 in. W x 3.34 in. D x 4.33 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

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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 3.0 out of 5 by 77 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by it will cost you money sooner or later it will fail to shut off and your water bill will be astronomical October 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Don't buy. Don't last. Since I am responsible to keep new lawn installations wet at work I have purchased a number of these. Most fail, typically within the first month of use. There are better timers out there for the roughly the same $. July 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed After 3 weeks this device stopped working. The Home Depot website is very challenging. June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great item Very easy to use and convenient. I have one on each hose outlet of my home. June 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by poorly engineered I have purchased 4 of these, and then returned 2 that were not working and got 2 new timers of the same model. So out of a total of 6 I brought home from the store only one is still functioning. August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not a good track record... I bought 3 of these timers in June and two of them "stick" at the 15 minute mark or just before the arrow. I ended up watering my veggie garden all night since I had assumed it would shut off... drowned my planes. I am returning them to the store today. Not a good track record when 2 out of 3 don't work. August 7, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by OK for a season or 2 I have bought 4 or 5 of these over the last 10 years. They are great until they get jammed and stop working. They usually work for 2 years of spring and summer use; sometimes less sometimes more. The one I bought this spring only lasted 2 weeks. I took it back and tried a different brand hoping I can get more working time out of a different brand. I don't know if I will get the same problem in a different brand because of the low price point of these timers, but here is hoping. June 13, 2016
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
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