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Monday, June 16th 2008, 10:50am

Timer runs but no water comes out

My sprinkler timer counts down and/or appears to be running normally, but no water comes out. My sprinkler system worked recently. My system has a Rain Sensor. It has not rained recently. It has not been very humid in my area lately. Trying to operate the system in test mode proudces the same results.





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Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 1:50am

No water

Here's a couple of ideas. Possibly the fuse is blown and the controller appears to be running but is just working off the back up battery. Possibly the ground wire is disconnected somewhere. Possibly all the wires are cut in half. Did you do any digging recently? Possibly the water supply is turned off to the valves. Possibly the rain sensor is causing the problem. You could disconnect it to see. Maybe there isn't any electricity coming out of the outlet and again the controller is running off the back up battery. Maybe the controller itself isn't putting out the right amount of power to activate the solenoids. I'm thinking the answer is in there somewhere.

Good luck!
If I can't fix it, it's broken!

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Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 6:48am

Did you check to see if the water supply to the system is on? We often find that lawn maintenance crews will turn off the water supply to cut the grass and forget to turn it back on.

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