I'm renting a place with a large yard that I have to keep watered. I've
been provided with long hoses and two sprinklers, the kind that sweep
right and left, with an arm that interupts the stream in rhythmic
fashion. The problem is, after a few days, both stopped "returning;"
when they go into the quick-ticking mode, where they're supposed to
return to the right-hand starting point and start ticking left again,
they just remain stuck in the extreme left position, quick-ticking for
At least one will return to something like normal operation if I let it
sit unused for a few days; the other one just went out of service last
night, so I don't know if it'll come back online or not.
Is there some kind of maintenance I'm supposed to be doing to prevent
this from happening? '