Sprinkler Valve Short

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by mikecase00, May 9, 2008.

  1. mikecase00

    mikecase00 New Member

    May 9, 2008
    Please forgive my lack of technical terms, I'm a total newbie with regards to sprinklers.

    My Weathermatic sprinkler timer reports that I have a "fault" caused by a short in zone 2. When I try to turn the valve on manually, using a switch on the valve it still doesn't work (making me believe the issue is at the valve, not the control box).

    I figure it could be a bad wire to the valve, although I think it's more likely that the little controller that sits on the valve has failed. Could it be something else? Any suggestions on how to diagnose/fix this?

  2. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

    Jun 12, 2006
    Opening a valve "manually" means to physically open the valve with your hands, rather than using an electrical switch.

    Try checking for loose wires either at the valve or at the control box.
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