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treetroll

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Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 10:16pm

Rainbird ESP-M controller not operating properly

My rainbird esp-m controller, about 5 years old now, was installed locally and now does not operate properly -- I have a 4 valve system, and want to operate 2 on program A and all 4 on program B However, whatever i do they always now all operate independent of which program is selected, A B or C. Any suggestions?

mrfixit

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Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 12:54am

Your post is a little confusing to me but I'll give it a shot.

Check all the start times. Program A should have ONE start time. Program B should have ONE start time. Program C shouldn't have any start times. Check all the start times. 1 2 3...

Check the run times. Program A should only have two valves with run times. Program B has four valve run times and C should have 0 run times.

If all else fails I'd reset the controller to erase all programming and start over.

SunCoLawns

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Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 9:40am

Do you understand that the controller will run any of the programs that have a start time, at least one watering day, and at least one zone with run times, regardless of which program is selected?

Wet_Boots

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Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 10:31am

You do not select a program to run. They all run. (the idea of selecting a program only applies to your input when programming the controller)

rodgers0419

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Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 11:03pm

Rainbird ESP 4TM

Help!! I have a rainbird sprinkler system and I am now getting the PR off message on my controller. I have put in a new fuse and a new battery. It did work for one cycle on a section of my yard and then the power went out again. I have taken the battery out and unplugged the controller from the wall and waited for a few minutes and then put it back in again. Still getting the PR off message.

mrfixit

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Thursday, June 9th 2016, 2:07pm

RE: Rainbird ESP 4TM

Help!! I have a rainbird sprinkler system and I am now getting the PR off message on my controller. I have put in a new fuse and a new battery. It did work for one cycle on a section of my yard and then the power went out again. I have taken the battery out and unplugged the controller from the wall and waited for a few minutes and then put it back in again. Still getting the PR off message.


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