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Friday, May 17th 2013, 8:32pm

Richdel irrigation controller model #446PR

I use only 4 stations. I have set the correct time. I have set the correct time for each station to water.
I have pressed 1a to set start time to water once per day.

am i correct that i do not have to set any other start times for the other 3 stations as they are supposed
to come on after the first one is done?

on the LED screen 5 01 is showing. Do not know what this represents and cannot get it to show the time.
If i press clock...the correct time shows.

sytem is set to start at 2am but at 5am it was not on as I expected it would be on the last station.
what am i doing wrong?
thankyou in advance for any help.



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Friday, May 17th 2013, 10:12pm

Do you have the manual? Here's it is.
If you still having problems, let us know.


Saturday, May 18th 2013, 8:09am

Richdel irrigation controller model #446PR

thanks for replying.
yes i still have the manual. have read about what the numbers mean 1 01.....1st station for 1 minute
if 5 01... means 5th station 1 minute.... have it turned off anyway.

can't seem to change this 5 01 to show time of day.
could this be the problem why the stations are not watering?

I checked controller last night to make sure I had all things set
at 3am this am...woke up and checked.
station 1 did not come on and neither did the other 3
i can select water manual with no problem.


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Saturday, May 18th 2013, 8:39am

reset the controller (unplug and remove backup battery, wait five minutes) and reprogram it


Saturday, May 18th 2013, 10:25am

Richdel irrigation controller model #446PR

I think I discovered the problem. my brother who usually sets all this up must have moved some sliders incorrectly.
Found that station 5 + 6 which are not used had the slider set at on....once I slided to off...the system started.
i turned everything off to stop watering. then back to on.
will wait until tomorrow morning to see what happens.

if this does not work..i will un plug and reset. just like with computers...if all else fails...turn off and reboot!

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