Intermatic & Malibu& 300 Watt Power/Pack Timer - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


I've never heard anyone fixing a power pack transformer once it stopped working.
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Open following link for troubleshooting resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html
Instruction manuals say to match bulb wattage with power pack wattage.

Intermatic &... | Answered on Aug 18, 2011 | 241 views


I don't have repair for defective transformer.
The transformer puts power on the wire. Buy multimeter and check voltage across the terminals.
If wires are loose, or bulbs are not connected to wire, or bulbs burned out, or if wattage of bulbs is mis-matched with transformer wattage, then lights might not work as expected.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

Intermatic &... | Answered on Aug 16, 2011 | 227 views


Question posted under Intermatic/Malibu power pack.
Timer clock modules are not sold separately for this timer.
Some people report being able to take the clock module apart, cleaning gears and re-lube with Vaseline. Mark parts carefully so re-assembly is easy.
Power packs have 1-5 year warranty.
Another work around is to buy cheap plug-in timer, set power pack to override, and then plug power pack into cheap timer.
Open following link for troubleshoot steps, trippers, links to manuals, tips for next power pack, and warranty contact info.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

Intermatic &... | Answered on Aug 10, 2011 | 93 views


Following link has power pack information.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

The trippers are pushed all the way down.
Red tripper pushes a tiny switch that turns lights ON.
Later when dial rotates around, the black tripper pushes the switch other direction, and lights go OFF.

Trippers can wear down and need to be replaced.
There are no repair parts for power packs, but link above can save you money by helping power pack last longer.

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Intermatic &... | Answered on May 13, 2011 | 55 views


Following page has instructions and troubleshoot you might find valuable. Including photo of tripper installation.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

To set ML series power pack that has analog dial, place trippers on dial at times you want timer to turn on-off. Dial has hours showing with dark background for nighttime. To set current time, rotate dial clockwise two revolutions and then line up current time with arrowhead located on inner dial. Manual override switch is round knob located upper left of dial.

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Intermatic &... | Answered on May 08, 2011 | 85 views


Following page has link to replacement photo eye for ML power packs.
Once photoelectric switches stop working, they are replaced.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

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Intermatic &... | Answered on May 08, 2011 | 973 views


Following link has photo of trippers and link to Intermatic power pack trippers that work for ML series power packs. Link also has troubleshoot steps and warranty information.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

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Intermatic &... | Answered on May 08, 2011 | 60 views


You posted under Intermatic power pack.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

Question does not give enough information.

1) If timer worked correctly before and then stopped working, then open link above for full troubleshoot help, including 5-year warranty information

2) If you cannot figure out how to program new timer, then read manual, and re-post question about any part of manual that is confusing. Expert might be able to help after receiving clear description of timer or model number and what you have done so far to fix problem.

3) If you need a manual, add model number for possible link to manual.

4) If you cannot find override switch, it is located above and to left of timer dial. Rotate switch to operate override.

5) If bulbs are burned out, then unplug power pack so it won't burn out, and then replace bulbs.
Match total wattage of bulbs to power pack wattage. Replace burned out bulbs as soon as they burn out so power pack will last many years.

6) Add a photo to your question by including link to Flickr

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Intermatic &... | Answered on May 04, 2011 | 94 views


I read that in the manual and asked same question.
The power pack is not a fire hazard, but the bulbs might be.
All the years I worked around these things when I painted houses, I never saw fire or scorching or melted plastic from the power pack.
When the power pack stops working they just stop >>> they don't go out in a blaze.

But the bulbs are loose and they GET hot and might scorch a carpet or ignite newspaper.
The wiring terminals are open ... and maybe a young child could stick a tongue on the terminals and get hurt.
Also the wiring is just a long loose cord that's supposed to be buried so nobody trips on it.

My research on Malibu turned up some information that might save you money.
-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

Intermatic &... | Answered on Nov 05, 2010 | 46 views


I think you have the EJ351
Intermatic does not show EJ341
http://www.intermatic.com/products/timers/consumer%20indoor%20timers/in-wall%20timers/ej351c.aspx

Here's the EJ351 manual:
http://www.intermatic.com/~/media/files/intermatic/products/instructions/timers/ej351c%20-%20english.ashx

If this information is not correct, answer back and I will help further

Intermatic &... | Answered on Oct 25, 2010 | 325 views


im looking for that same answer too ...

Intermatic &... | Answered on Aug 12, 2010 | 367 views


http://www.malibulights.com main page select customer service, then manuals.

Yours must be a ML100THMB? here is a direct link.
http://www.malibulights.com/Docs/Pdf/8100-9100-01.pdf

Intermatic &... | Answered on Aug 03, 2010 | 572 views


Sounds like a stupid answer, but make sure the timer wheel is rotated to the correct time. Also, make sure the on/off trip pins are set to the correct times. It is common for the time to be off if you ever lose power.

Intermatic &... | Answered on Jul 03, 2010 | 94 views


Check the circuit breaker. Try to cycle it manually by turning either the timer wheel or the rotating the small timer pin. If you don't hear a hum and get no output, it is probably dead. You might be able to fix it, but they are not that expensive, so I wouldn't bother. In fact, I have two used ones I would like to sell because they are overkill now that I have put in a lot of LED lights.

Intermatic &... | Answered on Jul 03, 2010 | 237 views


If you have a PCB inside the box, see there should be mode switches for every transformer. Check whether the settings are equal.

Intermatic &... | Answered on Jun 14, 2010 | 178 views


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.

Intermatic &... | Answered on Jun 12, 2010 | 268 views


Sounds like the motor is getting tired. Before investing in a new timer , use a little light oil (NOT WD40 because it will deteriorate the electrical components in time) to lubricate the mechanism.

Intermatic &... | Answered on Jun 08, 2010 | 248 views


When you place the transformer in series you will be affecting the voltage on the output, placing them in parallel with give you the same voltage, but will increase the amperage output. Both transformers MUST be Identical. A switch must be used on the line side to disconnect Both simultaneously, for safety reasons.

Intermatic &... | Answered on Jul 03, 2010 | 136 views


set the dial to the corect time by turning the dial. remove the clips by pulling straight out. reinsert clips on the desired times for on and off red on black off

Intermatic &... | Answered on May 25, 2010 | 175 views

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