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Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 1:23pm

by wgn1213

controller - troubleshoot

Also have a No Mod 1 message on station 5 and Station 6 but have other issues as well and wonder if anyone can help. Have tried rebooting - resetting several times without any success.
Stations 4 and 5 both run together as soon as I turn on power. They both run with the dial turned to "auto" or "off" or any other function. If I put dial on Station 1 then 1,4,5 all run. Same for Station 2 or Station 3. Station 6 never runs -------
The no Mod 1 message comes up on Stations 5 and 6.

I can run all stations one at a time manually. Does anyone have any suggestions/solutions. Thanks :?:

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 4:29pm

by lcourter

Rain Bird ESP Modular Controller not working

Thank you guys for your help. I had two zone out and followed simple instructions to power down 110v, removed all modules, waited, put modules back in, powered up 110v, and it all worked.
I did replace the 9v battery just because it was several years old.

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 5:23pm

by Wet_Boots

That's the idea. :thumbup:

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 2:48pm

by Unregistered (Guest)

User Manual Instructions

I have a copy of the Manual but it doesn't describe how to "Reboot". It has a section titled "Reset Controller" as follows:

The reset function can be used to "unlock" the controller's microprocessor in case of a blank/scrambled display or
abnormal conditions. Resetting will not erase time, date or program information. 1. Open the cabinet door.
2. Open the front panel by grasping the crescent-shaped finger hold on the top right side of the cabinet. Swing the
front panel to the left. 3. Locate the RESET button on the back of the front panel. Using the tip of a pencil or other pointed object, press and hold the RESET button. While the button is pressed, the display will be blank. 4. Close the front panel by swinging it back to the right. Turn the dial to AUTO.

Is this what you mean by Reboot?

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 2:10pm

by Wet_Boots

You don't reboot a desktop computer by yanking out cables. For this job you read and follow the instruction manual. (google it, if you don't have a physical copy)

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 1:58pm

by Unregistered (Guest)


When you say "reboot" do you mean disconnecting the ribbon cable from the controlled and the reattaching?

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 7:10pm

by Steve Z (Guest)

RE: Mod1

I rebooted and it fixed the Mod 1 and Mod 2 problem. Took less than two minutes. Perfect Solution for me as well. Thank you for taking the time to post this.

Friday, July 4th 2014, 11:42am

by Jlinfield (Guest)


I rebooted and it fixed the Mod 1 and Mod 2 problem. Took less than two minutes.

Friday, June 27th 2014, 1:34pm

by Just2Reply (Guest)

Rainbird zones 5,6,7

I just wanted to reply to this posting to add that I also have the same Rainbird controller and have seemed to run across this issue. The strange thing is I have 9 zones and yet the exact same zones have came up as No MOD 1. There must be some kind of defect where only zones 5,6, and 7 are affected and go out.

If the original poster happens to come back to read this, please list what you have done to correct the issue so myself, and others can go about doing the same being that it seems it may be an issue others may/will experience.

Thanks for the posting this.

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 6:31am


Unplug controller. Unlock and remove all modules. Wait a minute or so. Re-install modules and lock into place. Plug in controller. If you still have same problem, then you need to replace just the MOD 1.