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Lights shut off immediately

I have a ML200RT power pack with 6 20w bulbs on it. It worked well for years, then after one winter (I unplugged it during), they lights only flicker on and then off. The timer is working and the pins are working, but the lights come on immediately for a second, then shut off for 10 minutes, then flick on for a second, etc. Any thoughts?

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Bad transformer?
Copy following link for tips keeping the next power pack running longer, and warranty coverage on Intermatic/Malibu ML200 power pack.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html
Try plugging power pack into extension cord from different outlet,,, but if timer is keeping good time, I suspect the incoming voltage is adequate.
Gene

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Will my new LED malibu lights work with with my ML200RT transformer? They use considerably less wattage than my old bulb type lamps.


Malibu puts out 12 Volt AC without specifying type of bulb
If new bulbs work on 12 Volt AC, then they should work
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html#install

Wattage on bulbs should match power pack wattage, or damage can occur to power pack.
Buy new power pack, call Intermatic, or Try it out and see if it works

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Clock runs, but time quit. What is "plastic Ho"?


You posted under Malibu Power Pack.
If you have different timer, then instructions below will not fit your question.

1) If I understand correctly, you can manually turn malibu low-voltage lights on-off but timer is not working.

2) 'Harry' wrote fixya with a work-around. He bought cheap plug-in timer. Set power pack to override and then plugged power pack into cheap timer.

3) Harry also said he has 5 year warranty and was negotiating with malibulights.com for refund.
No word how that came out.

4) Other than Harry's solution, I have not been able to find repairs and parts for power packs.
Hours of searching Malibu, Intermatic, ebay etc turned up a few folks who took their power pack apart, but nobody reported they fixed a power pack once it goes bad.

5) The best I found are tips for next power pack that might save money:
The reason I add these tips now, before your power pack needs replacement is some fella wrote-in.
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

6) 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 20, 2011 | Malibu ML200RT - Low Voltage Power Pack...

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I need to view a manual for this item, Is it online?


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

Guide for setting up lights
http://www.malibulights.com/guides_support/low_voltage_planning_guide/select_your_power_pack.aspx

Tips for 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.

Nov 22, 2010 | Malibu ML200RT - Low Voltage Power Pack...

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My Malibu 200 Watt Power Pack/Transformer & Timer - ML200RT powers up but won't turn on lights. Is there a fuse that can be replaced in the unit?


There is no fuse and no repair parts

I've been all over the Malibulights.com website looking for anything that might help the large number of people with Malibu questions. The website has very little information and no parts and the site offers no help except the following:

1) Malibu gets the customer money, and other people troubleshoot for their customers
2) When buying a power pack, the total bulb wattage on the line has to match the power pack wattage
10 - 20 watt bulbs = 200 Watt power pack
15 -20 watt bulbs = 300 Watt power pack
http://www.malibulights.com/guides_support/low_voltage_planning_guide/select_your_power_pack.aspx
If your power pack is oversized, it will burn out the bulbs and burn out the power pack

3) A power pack makes a humming noise when it has power >>> check your power source if power pack won't work >>> no other troubleshooting is offered
4) Replace burned out bulbs ASAP or the power pack burns out the other bulbs
5) Unplug power pack when working on bulbs [otherwise, the power pack burns out which is why people write fixya asking why their power pack won't work after replacing all their bulbs]
6) Nowhere on the Malibu site does it offer-or-explain burned out power packs or power packs that don't work, but they show plenty of new products for you to buy.

Oct 18, 2010 | Malibu ML200RT - Low Voltage Power Pack...

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Apparently the motor is working but the timer is not running


These dang power packs don't have replacement parts. You can see if the manual override turns lights on and off. The power pack makes a humming noise. If the timer is not rotating, then try setting the current time.

Malibu manuals are located on this page
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If you buy another one, be sure to match up total wattage of bulbs to the power pack wattage.
For example 10 - 20 watt bulbs = 200 Watts >> you should buy 200 Watt power pack
15 - 20 watt bulbs = 300 Watt power pack
Oversized power pack will burn out the bulbs
Also if you let bulbs burn out, it will shorten life of power pack
Unplug the power pack when working on the bulbs

Oct 17, 2010 | Malibu ML200RT - Low Voltage Power Pack...

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Timer on my 200W transformer is working but lights will not turn on manually or by timer. when i turn on with manual switch they flash on for a second then turn off. i am just under 200W for total...


You posted under Intermatic-malibu power packs.
Wattage of bulbs must match wattage of power pack or bulbs and power pack will burn out.

Your power pack might be damaged beyond repair.

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

Aug 23, 2010 | Malibu ML200RT - Low Voltage Power Pack...

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Malibu ML200RT low voltage power pack is not working


First check to make sure that you do not have more watts pulling than is recommended. If this is ok then pull both the red and black plastic pin from the timer and replace them then try. If neither of these solutions work you may have a problem at power source.

May 09, 2009 | Malibu ML200RT - Low Voltage Power Pack...

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