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Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 6:46am

Richdel 446pri failing

My zones have a difficult time staying on when turned on. Sometimes it takes five minutes to get them running. I replaced solenoids and checked for wiring issues. I asked a neighbor who had same box and they had to have a new controller installed to solve the problem. I found this link about my controller box.
It kind of stinks because I was hoping to replace it myself with the same box so that I could see where all of the wires go and hook it up exactly the same as I take it down. If I go with a different box I am not sure that I will install it properly. Maybe I'll try to buy the junk New Richdel 446 pri. It should hopefully last five more years before it wears out again.


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Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 12:45pm

You could always label each wire before you do anything, and take some photos of the terminal strip, so you have a reference.

You can always find someone selling one of those controllers on eBay, but you might as well enter the 21st Century.




Friday, June 20th 2014, 1:28pm


How much power are you getting to the box.
Voltage at AC/24V power?

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