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My Malibu timer won't turn lights on at night, so I have to manualy turn the white dial for them to come on,at set time at night, then the lights go off ok at time set, what can I do to fix the problem????

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I would check to see if the on tripper still looks good and has not broken off. Good luck!

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Part of a malibu light timer runs but the timer dial does not turn to turn lights on/off


Clock motor has stopped working... there is not replacement module.
Plug power pack into wall timer.
Following link has troubleshoot, warranty, and installation tips to avoid problems:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html#troubleshoot

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Can I set the Malibu 8100-0600-01 to operate at 2 different times at night-(ie- on at 7:00pm-off at 10:00pm then on again at 5:00am and off at 7:00 am)


Yes: Rotate power pack selector to ON. Buy analog wall timer with 3-prong plug from local store. Plug power pack into analog wall timer that will turn power pack on-off twice a night.
Copy following link to identify timer and also see tips for prolonging power pack life:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html#dawn-dusk
Analog timers:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Woods-timers-and-manuals.html#59200

The 1-year warranty digital transformers sold by Malibu and other vendors are made for single on-off events per each night.
If you manually set power pack to ON so lights are on all the time, then plug power pack into ordinary analog wall timer, then the analog timer turns power pack on-off when you want.

Other option is to buy 5-year warranty Intermatic-Malibu power pack with built-in analog timer dial and set trippers to turn on-off when you want. Order extra trippers for more on-off operations per each 24-hour day.

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Aug 20, 2013 | Hardware & Accessories

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I replaced an old Malibu 300 watt powerpack with a new digital 300 watt Malibu power pack and when I turn it on it runs for about a miniut and then shuts down. I have 15 11watt light on it, the same as the...


300 watt power pack should have 300 watt load.
You have 165 watt load.
Copy following link for general tips to get Malibu power pack to last longer.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

Problem might be the photo eye.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Malibu-8100-9045-01-large.jpg
Rotate manual dial to ON position and see if lights turn ON.
Keep in mind the digital power pack has photoeye that is light sensitive, and must be exposed to dark light to activate.
For timed functions. Rotate manual dial until it points at timer. Press clock set function button, and use up-down buttons to set current time. Press timer ON button, and then use up-down to set ON timer. Then press timer OFF button , and use arrow keys to set OFF time.

This product has 1 year limited warranty, contrast with old-type analog power pack with 5-year warranty.
Malibu does not even post a manual on their site, which might have troubleshoot section to illuminate why your system has problem,
http://malibu.brinkmann.net/customer_service/owners_manuals.aspx

Nov 29, 2012 | Hardware & Accessories

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ML600 won't turn off


The clock module for power pack is not sold separately.
Set timer to auto using override knob so lights are on, then plug power pack into cheap timer.
Check outlet with circuit analyzer.
Try connecting power pack to another outlet.
Copy following link for warranty information, tips to help power pack last longer, links to trippers, troubleshoot, etc.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

Jul 15, 2012 | Malibu ML600TW - Low Voltage Power Pack -...

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Need to set the timer properly. No instructions to follow. Want lights to come on at 6PM and off at 6AM. the timer has red and black pegs on the timer, HEL:P


Experiment with the timer.
Hook up the lights and timer. And read resource link below.
Put the trippers on the dial. Put red at 6pm and black at 6am.
Then manually rotate the dial two revolutions.
Turn the override knob to different setting, and then manually rotate the dial two revolutions.
Watch what the lights do as you rotate timer dial.
Then rotate dial two revolutions until current time lines up with stationary arrowhead located on inner dial.
The clock motor located inside timer rotates the dial, and trippers move small switch that turns lights on-and-off.

More resources with important tips for power pack:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-set-timers.html

Sep 27, 2011 | Malibu ML88TL 88Watt Low Voltage Power...

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On this timer is the light color of time Day and the blue cover on time for night?


You posted under GE 7-day random vacation timer.
This timer shows 7 days of the week.
The nighttime hours are white with blue background.
Daytime hours are blue with white background.
Timer dial rotates clockwise, and make 1 revolution each week.
To set timer, manually rotate dial until current day and hour line up with 'time now' pointer.
Move slide switch to TIMER ON.
Timer randomly turns on-off at preset times.
To watch timer in action: turn lamp ON, plug lamp into timer, plug timer into outlet, and then manually rotate dial clockwise several rotations and watch lamp turn on-off.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/GE%2050462%207-Day%20Random%20Vacation%20Timer.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timers-and-manuals.html#50462

Aug 13, 2011 | GE 50462 7Day Random Vacation Timer

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I installed a new Intermatic 200w powerpack with 15 malibu lights using 131 watts. The lights turn on manually, but the timer doesn't work. How is this possible.


More information is needed.

Open following link for Intermatic-Malibu resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

You say clock doesn't work.
Add a comment with following information:
Do you have timer with analog dial?
Does dial rotate as time passes?
Does dial keep good time?
Have you put the black and red trippers in place?
Are trippers push all the way down?
Have you set current time by rotating clock dial 2 full turns before rotating dial to current time?

Intermatic/Malibu ML series timers come with 5-year warranty.
Product is covered by warranty.

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Jun 01, 2011 | Malibu ML200RT - Low Voltage Power Pack...

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Timer worked for years. Just replaced lights. There were (8) but now there are (10). I didn't do the work and didn't know the wattage (and am not positive, but this looks like the unit). The lights work,...


Download manual for Malibu 200 Watt power pack

According to Malibu website information, your power pack is correct size if lights come on.
The way to figure is this
10 bulbs x 18 watts each = 180 Watts
so 200 watt power pack is good

Does the manual override work?
Rotate the on-off button counterclockwise
If override does not turn lights on-and-off, then timer has a short

Does the center dial turn when power is on?
If the dial is not turning, then power pack is kaput, or time of day is not set

Did you reset the time of day?


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How to set time of day:
Put your trippers in place
Red = ON
Black = OFF
Plug in power pack
Rotate arrow (colored blue in diagram) as follows
Turn dial clockwise to present time of day (diagram shows 9 o'clock)
Turn dial one or more full revolutions, then return to present time of day

If center dial is still not rotating after setting time of day, it's time for new $50-80 power pack, unless you put a $15 timer on that plug. A cheap timer might work ... keep it going for couple more years.

Oct 08, 2010 | Malibu ML200RTW - Low Voltage Power Pack...

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I bought a house with a Night Sentry Solid State Timer model # EJ341 and have no instructions on setting or programming the unit.


rapid Programming.
1. Move control lever to OFFCLEAR for at least 5 seconds
• red indicator light goes off
• all time settings are
erased.
2. Move control lever to ON.
• red indicator light will start
flashing.
3. Check a clock; then turn pushbutton time dial clockwise at least one click.
• stop at the half hour nearest to present time (note
AM or PM).
Note: When turning pushbutton time dial, do NOT
accidentally PRESS at the same time.
4. Press pushbutton time dial once to enter present time.
• red indicator light goes off (present time has been
recorded).
5. Turn pushbutton time dial clockwise to desired
ON time.
• red indicator light blinks with each click.
6. Press pushbutton to enter ON time.
• controlled light(s) will turn on.
7. Turn pushbutton time dial clockwise to desired
OFF time.
• red indicator light blinks with each click.
8. Press pushbutton time dial to enter OFF time.
• controlled light(s) turn off.
9. Repeat 5-8 for other on/off times.
10.Turn pushbutton time dial for at least 2 more turns
from the first ON time to complete this program
• red indicator light will turn on and stay on (steady
light means timer is in automatic).
Note: Pushbutton time dial does not turn
automatically after setting to indicate time of day

Aug 22, 2010 | Hardware & Accessories

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It has stopped clicking over so my lights won't go on a night. I unscrewed the top but I can't get the timer out. Seems to be stuck on the post that that turns the lights on or off. Help!


If you undid the dial it may not be repairable. Try to replace the dial if you can. With the dial in place there should be some wedge shaped pieces with screws that attach to the dial. They're usually black and white or gold and silver. The white or silver usually turn on the timers switch and the black or gold usually turn it off. To set the time pull out on the dial face and turn it to the correct or near correct time. If the dial doen't turn then the timer is most likely burned out.

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