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Sunday, October 28th 2012, 12:15pm

Irritrol Rain Dial Plus 9 won't shut off

When I slide my set program switch all the way over to OFF, my controller continues to run the programmed schedules as it does when set to the RUN position. The switch seems to operate normally when positioned in the SET program position, allowing for programming. I switch to the OFF position when rainy days are predicted and expect to have the unit not water when in this position. Now I have to unplug the unit and remove the battery backup to shut it down. Do I need to replace the entire unit or is there a more simple solution?


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Sunday, October 28th 2012, 9:54pm

You should perform a reset of the controller, and program it from scratch.



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Monday, October 29th 2012, 12:20pm

The controller sounds bad to me. You could try programming the B program and see if that works.
You asked for a simple solution. You could buy a new RainDial and swap out the faceplate.


Friday, November 2nd 2012, 8:07am

Thanks for the tips. Looks like it's time for a new controller.


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Friday, November 2nd 2012, 9:17am

Are you using all 9 zones?

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