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How do you set the time on the 200 watt power pack? Unit is about 5 year old.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: My Malibu 200 Watt Power

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.

Posted on Oct 19, 2010

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SOURCE: MALIBU 200 WATT POWER PACK.

You posted under Intermatic or Malibu power packs:
These units come with 5-year limited warranty.
Check that override button is working correctly and that trippers are in place.
If timer is defective, then exchange for new one.

For more 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

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

Anonymous

SOURCE: Have 5 year old ML600TW

I've never heard anyone fixing a power pack transformer once it stopped working.
You could be the first.
Add a comment and say what you discover.

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.

Posted on Aug 18, 2011

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SOURCE: trying to set my malibu power pack and need directions

That's because you have the timer (dial) mode set to "auto" Turn the dial to "Timer" mode, then follow the directions in the manual. You will also have to set the clock to use the timer mode, again, read the manual.
Here is the instruction manual:
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfimages/d6/d607d4a8-39b7-4de0-aa94-3fbe86280636.pdf?cm_mmc=seo'altruik'202059606

If you are still having trouble, post back with specific questions, as the instructions are rather tedious.

Posted on Dec 11, 2011

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SOURCE: Plugged in with power switch on but no power to the unit

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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

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Nov 29, 2012 | Hardware & Accessories

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I purchase a Malibu ML600TW. My quest is. In this unit are there 2 separate 300 watt transformer. or when you contact the line in you are wiring to 600 watts.


With the 600 watt ML series, there are two sets of a-b-c terminals. C terminals are used with photo eye.
Connect 300 watts of bulbs to one set a-b terminals, connect 300 watts to other set of a-b terminals.
I'm not sure what is inside the power pack. However if you run less than or more than 600 watts or let your bulbs burn out for any length of time, the power pack can burn out. Save your receipt for limited 5-year warranty.

For your benefit, open following link for more information on ML power packs, plus troubleshoot, plus tips to keep power pack from burning out, and links to trippers:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

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May 24, 2011 | Malibu ML600TW - 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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MALIBU 200 WATT POWER PACK. Just purchased this model. The photo on timed off has been working for a week now. But now, the lights just stay on and will not go off, no matter what setting is used. I...


You posted under Intermatic or Malibu power packs:
These units come with 5-year limited warranty.
Check that override button is working correctly and that trippers are in place.
If timer is defective, then exchange for new one.

For more 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

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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I need instructions for setting the timer


Malibu product manuals
http://www.malibulights.com/customer_service/owners_manuals.aspx

Manual for 300 Watt power pack
http://malibulights.com/docs/pdf/8100-9300-01.pdf
Read cautions

Tips
300 Watt power pack requires sum of bulbs to equal 300 Watts
If you use 10 - 20 watt bulbs that is only 200 Watts so you need 200 Watt power pack

Replace burnt out bulbs immediately or other bulbs will burn out and shorten life of power pack
When working on bulbs, unplug power pack so it does not shorten life of power pack

Set Malibu Timer:
Red trippers are ON
Black trippers are OFF
Place trippers on dial at ON OFF times/ AM and PM

Set current time of day:
Plug in power pack
Trippers are installed
Rotate dial counter-clockwise to current time, say 9 am
Rotate dial 2 more revolutions and then return to current time
That's it

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Oct 12, 2010 | Intermatic Malibu 300W Power Pack...

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Getting sticky, losing time as a result. No longer dependable for super time keeping as before. Is any lube, etc possible?


Power packs wear out

Usually people have old power pack and then remove all the bulbs while replacing and doing maintenance, and the old power pack burns up because it has no load. Unplug power pack when replacing all the bulbs, and keep burned-out bulbs replaced

In your case, the plastic gears have gotten dirty over time. Gears are probably worn. Un-plug power pack and spray WD-40 in and around plastic dial. Turn dial to see if it gets better.

Malibu website
http://www.malibulights.com/home.aspx

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


Select power pack
http://www.malibulights.com/guides_support/low_voltage_planning_guide/select_your_power_pack.aspx



Power pack should match total wattage of bulbs

10 - 20 watt bubs = 200 Watt power pack

10 - 15 watt bulbs = 300 Watt power pack



Oct 12, 2010 | Intermatic Malibu 121W 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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Transformer problem


Malibu power pack has to match total watts of bulbs

15 bulbs each 20 watt = 300 Watt power pack
10 bulbs each 20 watt = 200 Watt power pack

Mar 01, 2010 | Malibu ML200RTW - Low Voltage Power Pack...

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The time is no longer working, can I just replace a part


Sorry, the timer is not a user servicable part. There are virtually no serviceable parts on Malibu transformers :-( If the power pack is less than 5 years old it is still under warranty. If so, see the malibu website for instructions.

Oct 29, 2009 | Malibu ML200RT - Low Voltage Power Pack...

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