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SOURCE: I have a Malibu 200

Malibulights.com has manuals.
http://malibulights.com/customer_service/owners_manuals.aspx

People post malibu questions on Fixya each day.
Some people report being able to take apart power pack and timers, but nobody reports being able to fix power pack once it stops functioning.

If you can get manual override to turn lights on, 'Harry' wrote to fixya with some help.
His timer stopped working so he bought cheap plug-in timer, set power pack to override, and then plugged power pack into cheap timer.
Harry also said his power pack has 5 year warranty and he was negotiating with Malibulights.com for replacement. No word how that came out.

There are no parts for power packs.
Best I found are tips for next power pack that might save money:
The reason I add tips now, before your power pack needs replacement is some fella wrote fixya.
He bought 500 Watt power pack to replace 300 Watt > thinking bigger was better.
Power pack burned out. Here's why:
a) Match wattage of bulbs with wattage of power pack
Lets say you have fifteen 20 watt bulbs = 300 watts, so install 300Watt power pack
b) Installing a 500W power pack on 300W of bulbs will burn out bulbs and power pack.
c) Replace bulbs as soon as they burn out or other bulbs will burn out and power pack will burn out.
d) When working on bulbs, unplug power pack or power pack may burn out.
http://www.malibulights.com/guides_support/low_voltage_planning_guide/select_your_power_pack

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Malibu transformer


Unplug transformer, change bulbs with low voltage bulbs from local hardware or home center. There are two screws on back of each bulb.
Copy following link for tips to get power pack to last longer, replacement trippers, warranty, troubleshoot. etc
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html
Reason for unplugging transformer: because product manual lists that as best way to change bulbs. The low voltage transformer output is 12Volts and does not carry enough power to cause you harm if you touch bare wire.
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May 25, 2013 | Malibu ML600TW - Low Voltage Power Pack -...

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Trying to set my malibu power pack and need directions


That's because you have the timer (dial) mode set to "auto" Turn the dial to "Timer" mode, then follow the directions in the manual. You will also have to set the clock to use the timer mode, again, read the manual.
Here is the instruction manual:
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfimages/d6/d607d4a8-39b7-4de0-aa94-3fbe86280636.pdf?cm_mmc=seo'altruik'202059606

If you are still having trouble, post back with specific questions, as the instructions are rather tedious.

Dec 08, 2011 | Malibu ML200RT - Low Voltage Power Pack...

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Lost manual for ML300RTW transformer. Does this transformer have an override so I can plug into exterior timer? If so, where is it?


Yes power pack has override, depending on model.
There should be a small knob located above and to left of dial that rotates: Step 8 in Manual says: You can manually operate the lights by turning the Manual ON/OFF Switch counter clockwise.
http://www.intermatic.com/~/media/files/intermatic/products/instructions/professional%20lighting/ml300rtw%20ml300rtwsn%20trilingual.ashx

For information on Intermatic/Malibu power packs showing links to manuals, troubleshoot steps, replacement trippers, useful links, warranties and tips:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

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Apr 02, 2011 | Intermatic Malibu 300W Power Pack...

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I have model ml600twsn 600 watt intermatic timer for my outdoor lights.Recently I have been unable to set them to turn off an on automatically. I can manually. what should I do?


You have malibu-type low-voltage transformer.

There are no repair parts for this type of timer, and nobody reports being able to fix timer once it goes bad.

1) "Harry" wrote to fixya with a work-around: He bought cheap plug-in timer, set malibu timer on override, and plugged malibu into wall timer.

2) Harry also said that his timer has 5 year warranty, and he was negotiating for replacement.
Contact Intermatic:
http://www.intermatic.com/customer%20service.aspx

3) Buy another timer:
http://www.amazon.com/Malibu-Intermatic-600watt-Professional-Transformer/dp/B000PGPO50

4) I found tips for next power pack that might save money:
The reason I add tips now, before power pack needs replacement is some fella wrote fixya.
He bought 500 Watt power pack to replace 300 Watt > thinking bigger was better.
Power pack burned out. Here's why:
a) Match wattage of bulbs with wattage of power pack
-15 each X 20 watt bulbs = 300 watts, so install 300Watt power pack
b) Installing a 500W power pack on 300W of bulbs will burn out bulbs and power pack.
c) Replace bulbs as soon as they burn out or other bulbs will burn out and power pack will burn out.
d) When working on bulbs, unplug power pack or it may burn out.
http://www.malibulights.com/guides_support/low_voltage_planning_guide/select_your_power_pack

Add a comment for more free help.
Also take advantage of fixya phone service.
For a price, expert speaks with you over phone while you work on timer or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

Jan 27, 2011 | Garden

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My 600 watt 12 volt transformer timer for out door lighting does not keep time properly. HOw do I get and install a new timer?


1) Amazon sells 600Watt power pack:
http://www.amazon.com/Malibu-8100-9600-01-Voltage-Power-Transformer/sim/B002ZRPM4A/2

2) I bought new 300Watt Malibu power pack at Home Depot about 2 months ago.
Near the lighting section.
My new power pack has electronic time clock, so no more 'slow clock.'
I think Home Depot had 600Watt.
Lowes carries different brand.

3) Manuals for power packs at Malibu lights.com
http://www.malibulights.com/customer_service/owners_manuals.aspx

4) Tips for buying and taking care of power pack:
-Match up wattage of bulbs with wattage of power pack
-15 each X 20 watt bulbs = 300 watts, so install 300Watt power pack
-Installing a 500W power pack on 300W of bulbs will burn out bulbs and power pack.
-Replace bulbs as soon as they burn out or other bulbs will burn out and power pack will burn out.
-When working on bulbs, unplug power pack or it may burn out.
http://www.malibulights.com/guides_support/low_voltage_planning_guide/select_your_power_pack

5) How to install power pack.
Before unplugging old power pack, check which bulbs are not working.
Replace bulbs using phillips screwdriver.
Unplug power pack.
Notice how wires are connected to power pack, write down terminal connections.
Some power packs have three terminals ... extra terminal is for additional photoelectric eye.
Use pliers or screwdriver to disconnect wires.
New power pack has has same terminals.
Plug in power pack.
Read instruction manual before connecting wires.
Save instruction manual because a few years that manual won't be around as products change.

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Malibu landscape transformer


I discovered that I hadn't turned the manual switch to off on the one that wasn't working properly.
Now they both work fine. The instructions that come with the Malibu Transformer is not easy to understand and it does not go into enough detail. There isn't a trouble shooting section which would help.

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