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dgueffro

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Monday, May 8th 2017, 8:00pm

Repairing Lawn Genie Valves

I have a set of six Lawn Genie 3/4 " valves without backflow preventers. This year, three of six will not work. I have replaced the diaphragms and checked to see that the solenoids work. I cannot get them to activate, either manual using the vent valve or with the solenoid. Is there anything else to check? Three of the valves work perfectly.

mrfixit

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Location: USA

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Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 11:36am

Let me guess. You have those green valves without flow controls.

I ran across one of those recently I couldn't get to work to save my life. I even had the original new white colored diaphragm.
After taking it apart about 4 times I finally had to replace it.

The thing is with lawn genie they kept redesigning them. There's a variety of diaphragms on the shelves. If you don't have the exact one it wont work.

Maybe there's debris in the valves blocking a port under the solenoids.

I suggest replacing them with Irritrol 2500's.

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