power got disconnected now the system doesn't work properly

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by mcklveen, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. mcklveen

    mcklveen New Member

    Jul 20, 2013
    If anyone can help me I would be incredibly grateful! my husband is deployed and I know next to nothing about our sprinkler system. We have a rainbird ESP system which I taught myself to program. It was working just fine according to the program - sprinklers working & water coming out etc. Then someone accidentally turned off the power to the pump (and the outside refrigerator Uggh!) when I turned the power back on I re-programmed the unit, but no water comes out even when I run a test on all the valves. The pump sounds like it is working - it is making a noise similar to that it makes when it is pumping water - but there is no 'click' then the louder noise that comes afterwards.
    I hope I explained this well enough! my grass is going crunchy and I need some help.
  2. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

    Mar 30, 2011
    Rocket Scientist
    Houston, TX
    Maybe you need to prime the pump.

    Where does your water come from ?
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