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terryn

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Posts: 3

Location: Australia

1

Monday, January 18th 2016, 9:07pm

Orbit Timer & Solenoids problem...

Hi, I have purchased a Orbit 6 Station Timer (91876) and 3
Orbit sprinkler valves.

I have connected them all and programmed the timer.........
easy, but when the timer started the valves opened all was well, until shut off
time came. The valves will not shut off.

I have tested everything many times but the valves will
not shut off!

I turned the timer power off and then and only then the
valves shut off.

What can be the problem..... it appears to me the timer is
keeping the valves open.

Can anyone help please?

Cheers, terryn

mrfixit

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Location: USA

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Monday, January 18th 2016, 11:35pm

RE: Orbit Timer & Solenoids problem...

I turned the timer power off and then and only then the
valves shut off.

What can be the problem..... it appears to me the timer is
keeping the valves open.


It sounds like you've programmed too many start times. You only need ONE start time then the valves will run in sequence. Check all the programs. A B C. You only need one start for each program you're using. Most people just use program A.

terryn

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Posts: 3

Location: Australia

3

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 8:05pm

Thanks for the reply mrfixit,


I have reset the timer and programed just one station to run for 2 minutes............


Same result ..... the solenoid will not shut off after 2 minutes.


Turned power off to timer and valve does shut off.

mrfixit

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Location: USA

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Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 11:31pm

It sounds like the timer's bad.

mrfixit

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Thursday, January 21st 2016, 3:48am

Ok I think I gave you bad advice.
First of all press the reset button and reprogram. Did that help?
No reset. Take the batteries out and unplug it for a minute. Reprogram. Did that help?
Ok if it still has the same problem then the controller's bad.
I haven't ever seen a digital controller do what you're describing.

Still doesn't work. Time for a new controller.

terryn

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Posts: 3

Location: Australia

6

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 11:06pm

Yes I think you are correct about the controller being bad......
I purchased it from Amazon US, the postage to send it back is greater then the unit.
I will have to take a loss on this one!
Any suggestions on a replacement timer ?

mrfixit

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Location: USA

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Friday, January 22nd 2016, 11:23pm

You've stated you only have 3 valves so a 4 station timer will be good enough.

Hunter has a decent reliable one.

http://www.sprinklerwarehouse.com/Hunter…r-p/xc-400i.htm

Or just go down to the Home Depot and buy a Rainbird brand. It will do you just fine. If the timer's to be mounted outdoors then get an outdoor timer.

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