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Posted: 6/18/2014 5:16:24 PM EDT
Have a Melnor.
The thing won`t work well in the forward and reverse mode.
Do they lose a seal or something making them sporadic?

Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:19:06 PM EDT
You're going to have to be a bit more specific then that
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:34:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2014 5:40:28 PM EDT by medalhedd]
If its a rotor, sounds like the gears are stripped. Time for a new one.

Seals going bad are usually determined by the head sticking up or leaking around the top.

Edit, Googled what a Melnor is, but still think the gears are shot
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:35:09 PM EDT
It`s one of those oscillating sprinklers. It is getting choosy about when it wants to oscillate.

I guess it is getting old like me.

Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:36:02 PM EDT
Rotor head?

Most likely the plastic gears are stripped. IF you can find the same head in the store you can usually leave the casing in the ground and just swap the internals.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:38:12 PM EDT
Are repair parts available?
I am sure the thing is at least 5 years old.

Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:39:32 PM EDT
Dunno, in my experience not likely

Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:39:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Xringlover:
Have a Melnor.
The thing won`t work well in the forward and reverse mode.
Do they lose a seal or something making them sporadic?

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Vague post is vague.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:39:55 PM EDT
Dig it up, unscrew it, get a replacement, screw it on then use the instructions that came with it to set it up. It's really easy.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:50:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2014 5:51:55 PM EDT by Xringlover]
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Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Dig it up, unscrew it, get a replacement, screw it on then use the instructions that came with it to set it up. It's really easy.
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It isn`t a pop up sprinkler.

It is one that looks like a horizontal cylinder with 3 width controls on either side to determine the width of water spray.One also has the choice of how much range of forward and backwards motion one needs.

Link Posted: 6/18/2014 6:55:43 PM EDT
Like one that connects to a garden hose?
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 4:58:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Like one that connects to a garden hose?
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Yep!

Link Posted: 6/19/2014 5:17:37 PM EDT
buy a new one?
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 5:21:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 5:25:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Cpwest:
buy a new one?
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Looks like I am heading down that road!
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 5:29:20 PM EDT
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Nothing like simplicity to solve a problem in this day and age of technology!

Your photo speaks volumes!
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