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The last 10 posts

Monday, May 14th 2007, 8:22pm

by lush96

customers should learn how to operate there controllers if they intend on starting there system themselves as this person is obviously doing. one setting is not going to be correct for the different seasons and if you dont wanna pay money to have a tech come out every month or so.......you should learn your controller. if not than just pay for the spring startup service. its their house, there system, dont people wanna know how things in their own house work??????

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 10:28pm

by Wet_Boots

For customers that don't know controllers, especially the older ones, leaving it plugged in makes more sense.

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 7:06pm

by lush96

so garden guy. there can possibly be harm in leaving it on. chances are against it, but why risk it. as far as losing your programming, you should really take the time to learn your controller. they arent hard to learn and its something you really should know how to do. the pro-c is very easy to learn.

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 7:03pm

by lush96

wrong tom. in the winter just pull the transformer out of the outlet. his service tech had the right idea by disconnecting power, he just did it in a way that wasn't customer friendly. you should definitely cut power off during the winter. but just unplug it. why risk a power surge destroying the timer when it can be easily avoided.

Monday, May 7th 2007, 10:16am

by Garden Guy

I may use someone else to winterize the system. I don't see any harm in just turning it off. I'm thinking that I may have lost my programing from last summer. It took me a while to get it watering correctly.

Monday, May 7th 2007, 10:08am

by Tom

this winter just turn the dial to the off or rain setting.

Monday, May 7th 2007, 9:55am

by Garden Guy

Excellent, Thanks for the info !!

Monday, May 7th 2007, 9:52am

by jmduke7

Yes, plug the ribbon cable in and make sure the battery is fresh. You should get a reading of some sort on the display.

Monday, May 7th 2007, 9:49am

by Garden Guy

There is a ribbon cable hanging there and it did not seem to turn anything on when I plugged it in. The wires are all connected. The transformer is warm and giving out power. Is the ribbon the key to this problem? Do I need to plug it in and reset anything? Thanks for the info.

Monday, May 7th 2007, 9:43am

by jmduke7

Look and see if the ribbon cable is plugged into the rear of the faceplate, also check and see if there are two yellow wires connected to the slot that reads 24v AC. If all of these are plugged in and are correct, take a multi meter and list the readings across the two wires on the 24V AC slots. They should read 24 - 28 volt AC.