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Troubleshooting RainDial RD -1200-R

Posted by modern_miss 10 (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 17, 13 at 14:45

I'm not sure what's happening. I have set the Rain Dial controller to run the valves starting at 6:30 a.m. Once they're finished running around 11:30 a.m. the rain dial starts the programs from the beginning so my lawn gets watered twice at day. I can't figure out why this is happening or how to fix it. At that point I turn the system off so I don't waste water. I don't know if it would start all the programs again at 4:30 p.m but it seems to be caught in an endless loop.
Thanks for your help!


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RE: Troubleshooting RainDial RD -1200-R

mm,

5 hours of running seems to me a long time to run through a series of zones. How many zones are there and how many heads on each zone? You might a duplicated the watering regime in a second program. How many programs does your controller have and do you know how to check what is programed for them? Aloha


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RE: Troubleshooting RainDial RD -1200-R

Common problem with homeowners. Check your controller setting to be sure that you only have one (1) start time set on Program A. That would be 6:30AM. Start time 2 and 3 should say "off". Program B and C should have no start times assigned to them. Your system will now come on at 6:30AM and run for the total time you have assigned to all the zones on the program.


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RE: Troubleshooting RainDial RD -1200-R

THANK you homr,
That did it! The problem is not resolved! I'm going to be saving a lot of money on my water bill thanks to you!


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RE: Troubleshooting RainDial RD -1200-R

glad to help


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