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Tuesday, April 25th 2017, 6:23pm

Only 1 Zone out of 5 is watering

Hi Forum,

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. We have an older Rainbird E-9i model controller. The issue is simple, only 1 out of the 5 zones waters. Whats even stranger is that when I do a manual test, no matter which zone I choose, it activates that one zone (zone 2) that works. So when we go through the auto water schedule, the one working zone gets watered 5 times in a row. It worked fine before....

I have no clue where to even begin to troubleshoot. Thanks for any help.




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Wednesday, April 26th 2017, 12:07am

First of all you need to determine if the controller's ok. Turn on any valve but number 2. Let's say number 3. You turn on 3 and zone 2 runs. Now disconnect the wire from the number 3 terminal, did zone 2 stop watering?

If not your timer's shot.

If so the wiring's messed up. Redo all the connections at the valves. Make sure they're hooked up correctly.

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