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Does not heat up everything runs but no heat same time light bulb burned out heat stopped replaced buld only 4 watts does this make a diffrence

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No. heating element probably bad.

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Replacing whirlpoool dryer lightbulb


You will need a buld rated for this service. Some bulbs are designed to be operated in an environment with vibration, extra heat, etc. They will last much longer than a standard bulb. Best Wishes

Sep 01, 2014 | Dryers

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Clock seems to be not running on time ..i e slow after set. Also struggels to turn on at time set RED but does work. Can you clean or lube the clock? Unit is located in las vegas,NV, dry and dusty.


Power packs don't come apart for repair.
And they don't have repair parts available on Intermatic or malibulight.com.

I had same problem with my power pack, I used compressor to blow out dirt and sprayed WD40, but it didn't help.
I couldn't get power pack apart without breaking, and I own every tool in the shop.
Short while later, power pack stopped working.

As general rule with mechanical dial timers, when clock motor gets too weak to push tripper past on-off lever, then plastic gears are stripped or motor is getting overheated.
Either way, it's spiral downhill for power pack.

After hours researching power packs at Intermatic, Malubulights.com, ebay etc, the best I found were 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 back ago.
He bought 500 Watt power pack to replace 300 Watt > thinking bigger was better.
Power pack burned out. Here's why:
1) Match wattage of bulbs with wattage of power pack
-15 each X 20 watt bulbs = 300 watts, so install 300Watt power pack
2) Installing a 500W power pack on 300W of bulbs will burn out bulbs and power pack.
3) Replace bulbs as soon as they burn out or other bulbs will burn out and power pack will burn out.
4) 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

Dec 02, 2010 | Intermatic Malibu 300W Power Pack...

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I have the ml121rt transformer. the lights work fine but the dial on the timer doesn't spin on its own to keep time so i have to manually turn them on and off. what can be done?


Power pack is getting electricity.
Connections are good where lights tie into wire.

My power pack was doing same thing.
I tried everything from spraying WD40 to trying to taking it apart.
Power pack doesn't come apart.
I turned it upside down thinking water or dirt got into timer.
I took it inside and let it warm up.
It still wouldn't work.
Then I searched Intermatic and Malibulights.com for answer, but they have no troubleshooting or repair.
Conclusion: when power pack doesn't work, it is broken.

I found tips to preserve power packs, but over the years I pretty much followed these steps and power pack still failed.
1) Match wattage of bulbs with wattage of power pack
-15 each X 20 watt bulbs = 300 watts, so install 300Watt power pack
2) Installing a 500W power pack on 300W of bulbs will burn out bulbs and power pack.
3) Replace bulbs as soon as they burn out or other bulbs will burn out and power pack will burn out.
4) 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

Nov 19, 2010 | Malibu Intermatic Inc. ML121RT Low...

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My lawn lights stopped working, transformer tested ok. What could be the problem?


You checked that power pack is getting electricity.
Scratch a wire across both terminal screws and see if there is spark.
If a bulb burns out, and is not replaced, additional power can burn out other bulbs.
Power pack should be unplugged if bulbs are not burning since that can burn out power pack.
Change out a couple bulbs and then plug-in power pack.
Check connections where lights tie into wire.

My power pack was doing same thing, I bought another power pack from Home Depot to check my lights. All but 2 bulbs were burned out. I replaced bulbs and returned new power pack.. and then power pack quit for good a month later.

I found tips to preserve power packs:
1) Match wattage of bulbs with wattage of power pack
-15 each X 20 watt bulbs = 300 watts, so install 300Watt power pack
2) Installing a 500W power pack on 300W of bulbs will burn out bulbs and power pack.
3) Replace bulbs as soon as they burn out or other bulbs will burn out and power pack will burn out.
4) 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

Nov 14, 2010 | Intermatic Malibu 300W Power Pack...

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The lights stay on all the time and won't shut off. The front ones work fine but not the back lights. Any idea's? thanks,


Unfortunately when the power pack stops working there is no solution.
Your power pack has electricity so that is not the problem.
The bulbs turn on, so the bulbs are ok.
That means the power pack has malfunctioned, and needs to be replaced.

I did find some tips to help folks preserve their power packs:
1) Match wattage of bulbs with wattage of power pack
-15 each X 20 watt bulbs = 300 watts, so install 300Watt power pack
2) Installing a 500W power pack on 300W of bulbs will burn out bulbs and power pack.
3) Replace bulbs as soon as they burn out or other bulbs will burn out and power pack will burn out.
4) 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

Nov 12, 2010 | Intermatic Malibu 121W Power Pack...

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The timer feature of my Malibu 300 watt power pack just stopped working. The lights can still be turned on/off manually. Anything I can do other than buy a new one?


Unfortunately when the power pack stops working there is no solution.
Your power pack has electricity so that is not the problem.
The bulbs turn on, so the bulbs are ok.
That means the power pack has malfunctioned, and needs to be replaced.

I did find some tips to help folks preserve their power packs:
1) Match wattage of bulbs with wattage of power pack
-15 each X 20 watt bulbs = 300 watts, so install 300Watt power pack
2) Installing a 500W power pack on 300W of bulbs will burn out bulbs and power pack.
3) Replace bulbs as soon as they burn out or other bulbs will burn out and power pack will burn out.
4) 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

Nov 12, 2010 | Malibu Intermatic Inc. ML300RTW 300-Watt...

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My timer is running and I have swapped the black and red pins to turn on and off the lights but the lights do not come on? Were do I find the model number?


My model number is on a sticker inside the door.
I have the 300 watt, and it matches the total wattage of my bulbs.
A lot of people ask for replacement Malibu tripper pins on Fixya, so your tripper pins might be worn down. I cannot find Malibu trippers, even on e-bay. And the new timer clocks are electronic.
Check your circuit breaker to see if unit is getting electricity, including GFCIs in bathroom.
Plug hair dryer in same plug as Malibu to see if there is power
Brush a wire across the screw terminals to see if there is any spark going to bulbs.
It's unlikely that all the bubs failed at once, but if power pack shows spark on the terminals, the bulbs should be getting electricity.
If a couple bulbs burned out, the power pack can burn out the others.
Unplug power pack until you get bulbs replaced.

Unfortunately if the power pack stops operating, it is broken.

I did find some tips to help folks preserve their power packs:
1) Match wattage of bulbs with wattage of power pack
-15 each X 20 watt bulbs = 300 watts, so install 300Watt power pack
2) Installing a 500W power pack on 300W of bulbs will burn out bulbs and power pack.
3) Replace bulbs as soon as they burn out or other bulbs will burn out and power pack will burn out.
4) 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

Nov 11, 2010 | Malibu Intermatic Inc. ML300RTW 300-Watt...

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Timer will not tirun on the lights, it stops when it gets to the time to turn on.


Malibu home page
Malibu manuals

Try the manual override >>> un-plug power pack and try loosening manual override with WD-40

It sounds like the clock motor is unable to push the manual override
Don't continue to run power pack or the clock motor will burn up or break a plastic gear

If manual override will not work, or clock will not trip on lights, you need a new power pack
Power pack size chart and wire length

Be sure to buy same wattage power pack as you have
The 300 Watt unit is made for 15 - 20watt bulbs (15 x 20 = 300)
If you buy 600 Watt power pack and hook it up to 10 - 20 watt bulbs, it will burn out the bulbs
Manual also says to replace burned out bulbs ASAP or other bulbs will burn out.

Oct 09, 2010 | Malibu Intermatic Inc. ML300RTW 300-Watt...

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Drivers side front turn single buld socket keeps burning out the bulbs every week and where the contacts are it is kinda melted


Replace the light socket. you can get them at your auto parts store. Get some heat shrink tube at the same time. It seals better than tape on the joints. Hope this helps.

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This may not apply. There could be an electrical problem. But if you installed the bulb with your hand, the oil on your skin can cause the buld to heat excessively and fail. I suggest you use the packaging or part of it when installing it, taking great care not to touch it.

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