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Timer clock not working. can it be replaced?


You posted under malibu power pack.

Power packs do not have repair parts.
Occasionally folks write fixya saying they took power pack apart, but nobody reports repairing transformer or timer.

'Harry' wrote fixya with helpful information.
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 said his power pack has 5 year warranty and he was negotiating with Malibulights.com for replacement. No word how that came out.

Best I found are 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
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

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

Feb 19, 2011 | Malibu ML200RT - Low Voltage Power Pack...

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I have a ML300RTW and I do not hear any noise from the unit or ticking from the timer. When I advanced the timer to check if it would send power to the lights, they come on and when advanced to turn off...


Power packs do not have repair parts anywhere on the internet that I know.
Occasionally folks take power pack apart, but nobody reports being able to repair transformer or timer.

Once power pack goes bad, then it needs to be replaced.

Good news for your specific problem however:
'Harry' wrote to fixya with some information.
His timer stopped working so he bought cheap plug-in timer, set power pack to override, and then plugged power pack into cheap timer. Cheap timer turns lights on-off.
Harry also said his power pack has 5 year warranty and he was negotiating with Malibulights.com. No word how that came out.

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

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.

Feb 11, 2011 | Intermatic Malibu 300W Power Pack...

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I have the 300 watt xformer. Lights worked fine for quite a while...now the lights come on and go instantly off, agai and again almost 'flickering" I am positive I have less than 300 watts on the...


Use manual override and see if lights work correctly.
Check that bulbs are each working. If one bulb is burned out, then others will burn out, and the load change can cause power pack to stop functioning.
Always unplug power pack when working on lights.

Power packs do not have repair parts anywhere on the internet that I know.
I checked Intermatic, Malibulights, ebay, amazon, and listened to fixya customers.
Occasionally folks take power pack apart, but nobody reports being able to repair the transformer or timer.

Once power pack goes bad, then it needs to be replaced. Bad news because they're expensive.

'Harry' wrote to fixya with some information.
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.

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 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.

Feb 04, 2011 | Malibu Intermatic Inc. ML121RT Low...

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I had a brief power outage at my house and now the timer isn't tracking the time. It seems stuck. How do I fix it?


Try unplugging power pack and see if it resets.
A lot of folks write fixya with power pack problems.
There are no repair parts, although guys write in and say they were able to take the unit apart, nobody reports being able to repair a power pack once it goes bad.
Also I have searched Malibulights, Intermatic, e-bay etc for parts and repair information.
There seems to be no way to repair power packs.
Maybe you will come across a great solution and add a comment so we can help others.

'Harry' wrote in with a work around: He bought a cheap plug-in timer, set Power Pack on override, then plugged Power Pack into cheap timer.
Harry also said his Power Pack was defective within the 5-year warranty.
He was negotiating with malibulights,com for a refund.
No word how that came out.

After hours searching for solutions, 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.
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

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 19, 2011 | Malibu ML600TW - Low Voltage Power Pack -...

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Trying to see if there is a reset switch or possibly blown fuse on malibu ml300rtw timer, i may have overloaded it.


Power packs are one of those expensive items that can't be repaired.
If receptacle has power and bulbs are good, then power pack should turn on lights using manual override switch.
If power pack is not making humming sound, and there is no spark when you scrape a wire across wire terminals, then the power pack is dead.
Power packs don't come apart for repair.
There is no fuse or reset button.
And they don't have repair parts available on Intermatic or malibulights.com or e-bay.

However power packs have 5 year limited warranty.
'Harry' wrote me last month and said he was in contact with Malibulights.com for warranty reimbursement. I hope he writes back and says how that came out.
http://malibulights.com/customer_service/contact_us.aspx

'Harry' also came up with ingenuous solution if power pack still turns lights ON. His timer stopped working. He bought a cheap plug-in timer and then connected power pack to that timer.

You can add a comment and let me know what happens.
Fixya also offers phone support for a fee. The paid specialist can tell you the same information for a fee.

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.
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 18, 2010 | Malibu Intermatic Inc. ML300RTW 300-Watt...

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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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Can you replace timer on ML300RTW - Power pack still works timer does not turn.


I answer questions for free.
I specialize in timers and electrical devices.
I hesitate to answer about Malibu power packs because there are no parts or repairs for a power pack.

Here's what I've done for fixya customers.
For hours, I searched Intermatic Timers, Malibulights.com, and the web looking for parts and solutions for the Malibu power pack. There are no parts or solutions.

I purchased a power pack from Home Depot and examined it and then read the manual from head to toe.

The answer is this: if the power pack is not working in any way and the receptacle has power, then the power pack is busted and you need another one.

However I can save you money on your next power pack:
Your next power pack:
1) Match up wattage of bulbs with wattage of power pack.
15 each - 20 watt bulbs = 300 watts = 300 watt power pack ... if you buy the 500 watt power pack for 300Watts of bulbs, then it will burn up the bulbs and the power pack.
2) Replace bulbs as soon as they burn out or other bulbs will burn out and the power pack will burn out
3) When working on bulbs, unplug power pack or the power pack may burn out
4) Use the link below to help plan your low-voltage lighting
http://www.malibulights.com/guides_support/low_voltage_planning_guide/select_your_power_pack

Nov 05, 2010 | Malibu Intermatic Inc. ML300RTW 300-Watt...

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Hp laptop won't turn on and the power pack makes a clicking noise ,can it be repaired ?


there could be a short circuit in the powe pack.
Just call HP and have the power brick replaced. try using another power pack to isolate the issue, if your laptop works using another power pack, then its your power pack that causes the issue

Sep 07, 2010 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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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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I have a malibu ML121RT timer that just stopped working. Outlet works, new lightbulbs, didn't nick power cords to outdoor lights. What could be the problem?


The PB912M10 timer clock motor is not sold separately. Aug 2010.
If power pack transformer still works: buy cheap plug-in timer, set power pack to override, and plug power pack into cheap timer.
If transformer no longer works, then it is not repairable.
With receipt, power pack might still be under warranty.
Open following link for power pack tips and resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

Jun 16, 2009 | Intermatic Malibu 121W Power Pack...

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