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Sunday, July 23rd 2017, 1:10pm

Timer runs same zone for all scheduled runs

I have an Orbit system which has worked fine for over a year with two zones. Now, only zone one will run and it will run when either zone one or zone two is scheduled. I have checked voltages on the controller and each zone voltage is correct. I have check the wiring for shorts and found none. My latest try was to swap the wires running to each valve so zone two would run instead, but the same thing happened. Zone one ran for both times. I am assuming the problem is with the valve for zone two, but would greatly appreciate advice before I spend money. Thanks.



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Monday, July 24th 2017, 4:10am

I'm assuming you swapped the wires at the controller and not the valves. It sounds like both zone wires are hooked up to the same valve. Go out to the valves and check the wiring.

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