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Saturday, October 10th 2015, 12:37pm

Intermittent problem-GFI trips during cycle

My system is about 15 yrs old with a Rainbird ESP-16LX plus controller. Has performed well until recently. Most days now the GFI circuit in the garage will trip at some point through the sprinkler cycle. Usually, the GFI will not reset for some hours after this happens. Other days, it will run all the way through the cycle (13 zones) like normal. I have nothing else plugged into the GFI protected outlets in the garage except for the timer transformer. I checked to make sure none of the sprays are hitting the outdoor outlets. Any idea what might be causing this?
Any help would be appreciated


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Saturday, October 10th 2015, 4:11pm

How old is the GFI device that's tripping? They can and do go bad all on their own.

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