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The last 10 posts

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 3:43pm

by irrigirl (Guest)


What positions are your parts in? And what model is it? Make sure your bleed lever is in the off position?? Have you tried moving wires around on the board to see if it will shut off in a different terminal? It's possible that you have a fried board terminal...
Flow control-ON
Bleed lever-OFF
Bleed screw-Closed

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 4:27pm

by mrfixit

Are you 100% sure you swapped out parts on the correct valve?

Is the zone a drip or a low flow zone?

What model valve is it?

Take the valve back apart and make sure everything's in there. Is there a spring? A seat guide?

Turn the flow control down lower and see if it shuts off.

I doubt this is it because you fiddled with the wiring but does the valve shut off when you disconnect the wire?

If you can't figure It and it's the correct valve maybe reassemble the valve you bought and install it.

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 12:20am

by sp0

sprinkler always on in 1 zone

I have the same problem.

Sprinkler is always on in 1 zone.

I tried to change the solenoid, no help
I tried cleaning the upper part of the valve, still no use.
I tried buying a different Jar top valve and replace the top part of my sprinkler valve with the new valve attachments

Still, i have the zone 1 always water will be on, when i turn the water valve on.

Due to this i am not able to use the water system on a timer, i need to manually turn the water on and off.

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 9:52pm

by mrfixit


Did you do any work on the valve that wont come on now? Like change the bonnet, ( top half of valve ). There are a few possible reasons why your valve wont come on. Check the wire connections. One wire might be broken without you knowing it. I have a few ideas but I'd like to know if you did any work to that valve first.

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 11:52am

by Flustered (Guest)

1 zone does not respond

Hello Mr. Fixit,

Thanks for helping me out with the zone constantly running. It is fixed. Now I have 1 of my zones not responding. Which is funny because when I was testing all of the zones it did work. Now that I have all of the zones connected back it is not working. What could be the problem?

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 12:17pm

by mrfixit

No flow control

Here's the most likely problem. The diaphragms are old and stiff. The valve you have doesn't have a flow control to help the diaphragm close. Try tapping on the valve with the handle of a screwdriver while the water is on. See if the valve closes. If this was my system I would buy the valve you have pictured and switch the diaphragms and bonnets. Meaning everthing but the valve body which is the bottom half of the valve. Yes there could be debris in the valves as stated in my last post.

Good luck!

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 9:37am

by Flustered (Guest)

2 zones constantly on

Here is the picture of the unit I have, instead the center is flat without the handle in the center. I never opened one of the valves that are not operating correctly, just replaced the solenoid. If the solenoid is wrong why aren't the other zones where the solenoids were replaced constantly running as well. Is it possible to have debris inside?

Monday, June 9th 2008, 12:19pm

by mrfixit

Stuck valve

I have a few ideas. I'll try to keep it simple. Since you just worked on the valves then possibly you have the wrong solenoids. Possibly there's no post inside the solenoid. Possibly the solenoids are adjusted wrong not tight. Possibly you fiddled with the flow control and broke holes in old diaphragms. Possibly if you changed a diaphragm and debris "rocks" got inside the manifold and valves keeping the valves from closing. There's more but I'd say that should keep you busy for a while. If you could post a picture of the valves it might help.

Good luck!

Monday, June 9th 2008, 9:23am

by Flustered (Guest)

2 zones constantly on

Hello Mr. Fixit,

I recently had a leak in one of my connections at the valve. I replaced the part to stop the leak and in the process due to corrosion the wires of 3 solenoids broke. I then replaced the solenoids and now zones 3 and 4 are constantly running. After reading some of the threads I learned that the valve may be stuck open. How do I check to see if the valve is stuck?


Monday, May 19th 2008, 1:18pm

by mrfixit

Easy pickings

One of two problems. It's probably the valve itself. There are many reasons why a valve will not shut off. It depends on which valve you have. Here's what you can try. Disconnect the wire from the controller that runs the valve that's stuck on. The ground wire will be work also. If the valve shuts off then the problem's at the controller. That's usually not the case. So the odds are the problem is at the valve. You're looking at, repair, replace or adjust. Good luck!