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RD Handy



Sunday, March 26th 2017, 9:38am

Organized Solution

Thank you for presenting a set of solution strategies. I was able to work through the suggestions like a trouble shooting tree. If , then, if then, else . SOLVED. Muchas Gracias.




Sunday, July 30th 2017, 11:10am

System Reboot

Your 7 year old thread remains helpful!
System reboot (pull and replace battery) did the trick!




Sunday, July 30th 2017, 11:12am

RE: System Reboot

Your 7 year old thread remains helpful!
System reboot (pull and replace battery) did the trick!
Correction - 11 year old thread!!




Sunday, November 12th 2017, 9:14am

Still works!!

This thread is awesome! I fixed my rainbird (and I am the leasy handy person you know!!) :P




Thursday, July 26th 2018, 1:41pm


In my case.
It wasn't the Battery.
It wasn't the fuse.
I changed receptacles. The PR-OFF was gone. System working again.
But it wasn't. Only the timer display unit was working properly now.
Still had issues with the pump not running now.
The receptacle's problem I found was that it was only putting out half voltage. Only about 45v instead of 110v.
Only enough power to run the timer display. That is what was causing the (PR-OFF) code to show up.

The real issue here was not that the power for the pump relay was connected to same circuit as the receptacle used by the timer.

The actual problem in this case was being caused by the circuit breaker. It was on a double pole breaker. In which only half of the two pole breaker had kicked. It wasn't noticeable by glancing through all of the breakers for one that had been kicked off entirely.

This was why the circuit was only putting out half of the intended 110 voltage.

The breaker box was made by Western Pacific brand . A brand known for not fully kicking breakers over & causing electrical fires & such. ( I was replacing the entire box that very week because of this)

After resetting the double pole breaker completely. The Sprinkler system worked fine.

I went on to completely replace the entire breaker box. For safety that this would never happen again.

I hope this may help someone else. In the case that the first steps do not correct the problem. (like myself)


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