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Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 8:48am

by Wet_Boots

Voltage doesn't mean anything except that there is some continuity. "Some" is not good enough - resistance testing will show what you have for continuity.


Of course you can swap solenoids around, and bring one directly to the controller to see if it will actuate, but pros exercise due diligence and perform needed electrical testing.

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 9:45pm

by rxjohn

test the wiring for resistance - just because you 'felt' voltage does not mean you have good continuity
I actually used the voltage meter to check. It looked like current was flowing well.

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 9:25pm

by Wet_Boots

test the wiring for resistance - just because you 'felt' voltage does not mean you have good continuity

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 7:55pm

by rxjohn

Changed the Solenoids and only 1 out 3 works


I have 9 spray zones and 3 zones do not work using the control panel. I can turn on the sprinklers manually by flipping the lever by the valve. I decided to swap out the solenoids - Weathermatic S20P solenoids... and made sure wires were getting electricity. Shocked myself several times while doing this. Once solenoids were swapped out, only 1 of the 3 zones is operational using the control panel. I'm stumped. What should I try next?

Thanks in advance.