You are not logged in.

Dear visitor, welcome to SPRINKLER TALK FORUM - You Got Questions, We've Got Answers. If this is your first visit here, please read the Help. It explains how this page works. You must be registered before you can use all the page's features. Please use the registration form, to register here or read more information about the registration process. If you are already registered, please login here.


Starting Member


Tuesday, July 4th 2006, 2:23pm

One zone will not shut off

I have one zone that will not shut off. It runs with all the other zones thus reducing the pressure on all of them. I replaced the diaphram and solenoid but this did not solve the problem.

When I purchased the solenoid two small pieces (they looked like bushings of spaces of some kind) that were inside the body fell out. I asked the salesman how they went back in and he told me that I no longer needed these pieces. I threw them away but I suspect that he was wrong and that I did need the pieces - and that is why my zone will not close. It is a Nelson solenoid. I am going back to see the salesman tomorrow but would appreciate any input just in case this proves not to be the problem.

Bill Painter

Advanced Member

Posts: 59

Location: Phoenix Az USA


Thursday, July 6th 2006, 10:40am

I've got a hunch the plunger was what was lost... and the valve WON'T close without it.
The Irrigation Specialist Mfg' Az.
Please check my website and you'll find what I do and the unique tools I make and market.
Real timesavers, especially the Suck-Tube and Krik-It.

Rate this thread