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Starting Member

Posts: 1

Location: USA


Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 11:17am

water not shutting off

Not really quite sure what the problem is...My sprinkler system is on a timer and just this morning they would not turn off. I shut the timer to the off position and it was still running and then I unplugged the timer unit the water was still running... Finally I went to the front of the house and shut off the main valve and the water finally turned off...I have no clue about sprinkler system and am hoping someone might be able to shed some light.

Thanks in advance for the assistance!


Advanced Member

Posts: 158

Location: FT. Walton Beach, Florida


Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 2:06pm

Chances are you have a diaphragm problem. Do you know where your electric valves are located? If you can find the valves you can probably just swap the diaphragm out and it should do the trick. It might be best for you to buy / purchase the whole valve and just replace the solenoid, diaphragm, and bonnet assembly all at once. It might be cheaper than purchasing the parts separately.

Best of luck!

Irrigation /Landscape Lighting / Pump and Well Specialist


Advanced Member


Monday, May 14th 2007, 8:59pm

here we go again with the "gutting". replace the whole valve this way you wont wanna kick jm's butt when the valves goes bad 3 months down the road.

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