- Water Whiz 200
Dead after just over 2 years
A water timer that lets in water and dies just outside of the 2 year warranty. Great...this will be the last time I buy Holman. Premium price for a poor product.
Purchased in February 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $99.00.
Dud Product, Not Recommended.
Like many other reviewers, system display shows watering however the solenoid valve does not open. Battery level full as shown on the display. Therefore no actual watering takes place! Apart from the obvious it's so frustrating thinking the garden is being watered.
Purchased from Bunnings thinking Holman was a solid brand and wanted to support an Australian company. Very disappointed with this dud product. Wish I seen the other reviews prior to making a purchase decision.
Not again, have since purchased a replacement a US product via Amazon with 600+ positive reviews
Purchased in February 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Don't buy this rubbish
2 timers in 3 years no support with a $5 fee for over the phone charge for support. I am an advocate for buying Australian but this product is total rubbish.
Look elsewhere for a better product.
Purchased in January 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $150.00.
No real problems
Bought from Bunnings before start of last seasons Tomatoes in Greenhouse. Saved my bacon. Now in use for its second session - (repaced battery even though it still showed full). Running without a problem. Once you get the various settings right, you can go away with peace of mind.Found these adverse reviews whilst tryin to purchase another unit to water the rest of my garden during the Christmas break. Will keep my fingers crossed. Cheers.
Purchased in September 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Can't trust it to actually work
Worked fine for one summer of watering, now only works about 20% of the time. Most times when it comes on (either manually or via schedule) the display indicates that it's on but no water flows. Started happening intermittently but now happens all the time. Have changed out batteries to no avail.
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse for $150.00.
Shoddy product. Couldn't start when timed to go. Buttons don't work.
I actually bought 2 of this product. The first one didn't work. Wouldn't water. Buttons wouldn't work. Valves wouldn't open up when timed to do so. Thinking this was a dud unit, I bought another. Nup same. Just came home from a holiday to find my garden dead and dried. So no strawberries for me. I am very lucky to have came home when I did because some plants looks like it could be saved. So I have used a different brand of water timer which works fine (which was being used for other part of the yard which looks lush.
Could not start the manua...l mode. It's as if the OS of the timers have crashed. Buttons don't work. And yes this is on fresh batteries which I installed before I left for holidays. This product have gone in the bin. Won't trust Holman products.
Purchased in June 2017 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Zero star rating
Bought first unit from Bunnings. Zone 4 solenoid not functional. Returned and swapped with a second unit. Zones 1 and 2 not working! Very frustrating. Wish I'd seen this website first. Looks like it is hard to find a decent 4 zone programmable tap timer that actually works.
Purchased in October 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $164.00.
Needs no star rating
Bought from Bunnings worked great for two weeks. Then solenoids failed in 2,3, and 4 so I could only use the first line. I wished I’d seen this website before I purchased this and saved my time and money.
Purchased in August 2020 for $154.00.
Waist of money
We have now got three of these things. They work on occasions most of the time they are useless attachments on the tap that waist more time fiddling with then it would take to hand water. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY.
Purchased in November 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $180.00.
Not worth 1 star. Complete rubbish.
I have now had a gardener, a landscaper and a handyman all attempt to get this completely useless instrument working. When I add up my time invested and theirs, it demonstrates what a poor choice I made. Do not waste your money or time!
Purchased in October 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $180.00.
Have had one for over a year so cant return now, but manual watering doesnt work and program watering doesnt always come on, bought another one 2 weeks ago for the front yard, the manual watering and programmed watering doesnt work so will be taking back asap, waste of money specially when it cost $160
Random failures and then complete failure
I want to like this product because it is simple, light, easy to install and program and comes with a 2 year warranty. For the short time it is fully working, it's good. However, the reality is that like all the other reviews you'll find of this product, zones stop working for no apparent reason, meaning that some watering cycles may not start and manual watering won't work for those zones. I saw zones operating if they started due to a scheduled watering cycle, but moments later they wouldn't start if you set the zone to manually on. Sometimes...zones would only work if manually started. The display will tell you the zone is on and water is flowing, and you'll hear the solenoid click, but no water will flow. Sometimes turning the tap off and turning the tap back on at the exact moment the solenoid clicks worked--sometimes it didn't help. I had these problems fairly soon after purchasing the product and after fiddling around with it, I finally managed to get it in a state where water was flowing on the programmed schedules for about 2 months. Then 3 of the 4 zones just stopped working altogether and no amount of fiddling around could get them working again. Returned for a full refund so I could buy a reliable alternative.
Purchased in October 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $164.00.
Rubbish, like everyone else suggest.
Like all the other poor reviews, says it is watering in either auto or manual but no water comes out. We had it set while we were away and came back to carnage.
Avoid or at least keep your receipt, you'll be returning it within 3 months.
Purchased in November 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $165.00.
Only one cycle works
I bought a couple of months ago. One start time works on each cycle only. The second cycle, the valve doesn’t open but the screen shows it is watering. What am I doing wrong??
Purchased in January 2020.
Good initially but disappointed few months later
Was working well until recently starts to have leaks, disconnected the hose and discovered probably the valve not shutting properly causing the leak and inconveniences have to keep drying the water puddles. Disappointed.
Purchased in December 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $105.00.
Questions & Answers
This is my second Holman Water Whiz 400 and I am having the same problem. This one has served well for nearly 2 years. I have three outlets connected. Of late the Holman is leaking once again from the neck of the unit. The flat top of the white neck has broken off from the body of the main neck. Can this part be replaced? Or do I now need to buy a new one again?
My holmans whiz 200 is leaking between the hose fitting and the body of the unit
How can I sort it out
Hi Adrian. Myriad possibilities and probably many you will have tried - but if it helps anyone? No knowledge of Water wiz 2, but looking at all my timers there would appear to common points. Let's start at the beginning. Disconnect any hoses and fittings attached to WWz. Turn off tap to unit and ensure unit is not set to supply water. Turn on tap. Is any water apparent. I have had a few issues with fitting to tap leaking, water dribbling down back and appearing at the bottom as a leak. If leaking from tap fitting, 'Nip' up tighness and check again. Check washer in connector and replace. Fixed?? OK no leak from connection. Is water still appearing at bottom - consider a hair-line fracture from either over -tightening connectors OR was unit exposed to frost. Get a new one and remove before your expected first frosts! No leaks, then check hose connectors on outlets. The rubber washers harden over time and either need a further 'nip' up from finger tightening, or replace the washers. Ensure hose is properly connected to hose connector and hose connector firmly 'snaps on ' to unit nipple connector.
Hope this has helped. Cheers.
I Have a Waterwhiz 400 and the zone #1 will not close. I have tried the reset function, the manual running of zone #1 for 1 min etc, but it still will not close zone #1. When I run the manual function on zone #1 it almost instantly shows reset on a blank screen.
Your earliest attention will be appreciated.
Hello Byron, for product support, please contact us on 1300 716 188. Thank you, your Holman Team!
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