6 Zones - 1 not working

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by billspivins, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. billspivins

    billspivins New Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I have a 6 zone Rainbird system. Zone 3 is not working, but does work when i rotate the solenoid into the manual position. I have replaced the solenoid but it still doesn't seem to work.

    What else should i try? I am thinking of pulling one of the cables from the working zone on the panel and see if that works...

    argh - frustrating.
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    Frequently problems like this are due to a broken ground connection. Usually the ground, or common wire, is daisy chained from valve to valve with connections made in special wire nuts filled with silicon. All it takes is for that connection to be pulled apart and that valve is dead. The other will work because their ground is still intact.
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  4. billspivins

    billspivins New Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    FYI was able to reset the bracket that plugs into the PCB Board inside the unit. I pulled it off, plugged it back in - reset the wiring and it works now...

    All that work (replacing a solenoid) and it was just a dirty connection in the box i guess.

    Thanks and i enjoy your forum - it is very helpful.
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