I bought this house 3 years ago with the sprinkler system already
installed, so I don't know much about it. It has worked for the last
few years. Now when I run station #2 another station (#3) always
comes on with it. When I run station #3 it runs by itself and station
#2 remains off. All other stations run as expected. I do not know
where to begin troubleshooting. Please help with your ideas.
Remove power from the control box. Wait 30 seconds or 10 minutes and
reconnect the power.
If you can't get the instructions for your brand of sprinkler, get
instructions for other brands. It's probably like other products
where one company akes more than one brand or at least one company
makes the logic modules for more than one brand.
Sounds like some adjacent noise is tripping the triac on #3. You may
have to replace the controller. Do you have stations that are not
being used? If so you could switch #3 to one of the unsed stations.
Thanks for the suggestions. I will use them in the next few days to
try to solve the problem. It is a raintree automated controller, so I
will start there. I am glad to start there since I have no idea where
any of the valves are.
Originally, I thought that you were talking about fire sprinklers and
didn't know how you were testing them without flooding the house.
Since many states are requiring sprinkler systems in new houses, I
thought you were one of the firsts to install them.
No one answering mentioned that fact, so I now assume you are talking
about lawn sprinklers.
I just had the problem that zones 1 and 5 were going off together. I replac
ed the controller - same problem. Hunter suggested cleaning out valve / dia
phragm - I did, but again same problem. Someone along the way described how
a nicked wire made their system go berserk. I replaced the entire wire bet
ween the controller and valves. Voila and done !!!😀😀
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