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Friday, June 8th 2007, 6:22pm

by Wet_Boots

One useful tool for dealing with the marginal and intermittent electrical faults is a clamp-around ammeter. Only a very few models were useful at solenoid-level currents, though. Probably something that a modern digital version could deal with.

Before the advent of error codes on solid-state controllers, it sometimes took a current reading to catch a flawed solenoid.

Friday, June 8th 2007, 3:18pm

by 22sprinklerman

thank you very much. That answer was what i was looking for.

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 4:35pm

by Wet_Boots

You may have a marginal solenoid, drawing too much current, or maybe a slight short circuit. Take electrical measurements.

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 3:44pm

by 22sprinklerman

I read the manual and i counldnt find an answer that i was satisfied with thus my simple question

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 12:05pm

by Wet_Boots

What were the results of your measurements of solenoid resistance and/or current draw for the zone in question?

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 4:06am

by Wet_Boots

Download a manual from Weathermatic and read it.

Wednesday, June 6th 2007, 6:15pm

by 22sprinklerman

Err Zone 3

I recently came across a WM Weathermate 12 zone ID Control (weathermatic) control with Err Zone 3 on the screen only that the zone was working ok. Does any one know why that is? zone turns on and shuts off properly.