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Friday, June 3rd 2016, 10:25am

Rainbird DV Value works manually and closes automatically


All zones open via the control box save for one zone.
I've performed the following already:

Replaced solenoid
Replaced diaphragm
Cleaned any debris found during the aforementioned two replacements

I have 5 values in a manifold in the backyard...they all work fine.
I have 2 values in a manifold in the front yard with a common wire running from the front yard manifold to the backyard manifold. Of the 2 zones in the front yard (zones 6 and 7), 6 turns on automatically, but 7 does not.
After turning "on" zone 7 via the controller box, I went outside and manually turned on zone 7 (and I could hear the solenoid humming). I then went back to the controller box and was able to shut off the zone 7 value. Very strange indeed. I'm at a loss save for actually replacing the value for zone 7 (but I shouldn't have to I would think since it opens manually and closes automatically).
Please help. Thanks.



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Location: USA


Friday, June 3rd 2016, 2:44pm

I'd take the valve back apart and look for a clogged port.

Did you try swapping wires with the valve next to it?


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Friday, June 3rd 2016, 2:54pm

I'd take the valve back apart and look for a clogged port.

Did you try swapping wires with the valve next to it?
That thought had crossed my mind, so I will take the valve apart.
I haven't swapped wires yet. I'm thinking that would occur after checking
for a clogged port. Thanks for the help.


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Thursday, June 9th 2016, 1:43pm


It didn't help that all 3 of my wires in the front were all white.
I mistakenly had the common wire connected incorrectly.
Needless to say, I'm labeling all of the wires.

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