Model # 480-616

Internet #100659515

Melnor Mechanical Water Timer
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Melnor

Mechanical Water Timer

$1297 /each

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Product Overview

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!!!

Melnor SKU 480-616
Asked by: Anonymous
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.
Answered by: THOMAS
Date published: 2016-05-30

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

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?
Asked by: Force
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
Answered by: THOMAS
Date published: 2015-09-20

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

I'm running and 8 head sprinkler system
Asked by: Drt
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.
Answered by: Melnor
Date published: 2016-07-22

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.

Asked by: Jimmy
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
Answered by: Melnor
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

Mechanical Water Timer is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 77.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great item Very easy to use and convenient. I have one on each hose outlet of my home.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't bother with this useless product. Needed a simple timer for our soaker hoses, just something we can put on, leave the house, and have them turn off by themselves. Bought one of these last year, it worked for about half the summer, then wouldn't shut off the water. Set up the soakers this spring, bought another one, and this one worked for all of two days before giving up the ghost. Once again, you turn it on, and the darn thing won't shut off. We'd have been better off spending twice the price to get one unit that worked. Just a real disappointment, from a supposedly reputable company.
Date published: 2013-06-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Vigaro mechanical timer This item failed during the first use. I set it for 2 hours and it ran all night long. The timer stuck at 15 minutes. I tried it again for another 2 hour period in the morning and it did the same thing. I will return this unit as defective.
Date published: 2010-06-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great!!! This little device worked great for my garden. Just connect it to the faucet and turn it like an egg timer and forget about it. * It will not turn off the faucet just turns of the flow of water to what you have connected to the timer...just an FYI!!
Date published: 2010-06-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-08-07
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