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Troubleshooting Common Wire Problems

This article provides charts to help you troubleshoot your wire problems. With these scenarios, you can quickly identify the problem and apply the solution. Learn how to wire an irrigation valve to an irrigation controller.

1. The Fuses On The Controller Blow Too Often

Possible Causes:Solution:
The valve solenoid is faulty.Replace the solenoid.
Wires to valves are damaged.Repair the wiring.
The timer is faulty.Replace the timer.

2. Troubleshooting Chart: Wire Problems- The Timer’s Display Is Blank

Possible Causes:Solution:
No power to the timer.Check the outlet for power.
The transformer is faulty.Replace the transformer.
Blown fuse in the timer circuit.Repair the damaged wiring or replace the bad solenoid.
The timer is faulty.Replace the timer.

3. Troubleshooting Chart: Wire Problems- Irrigation System Does Not Water The Yard

Possible Causes:Solution:
The timer is off or it has blown a fuse.Replace the fuse and turn on the timer.
No power at outlet.Reset the circuit breaker.
No 24-volt power from the transformer to the timer.Replace the bad wiring or the transformer.
Wire to valves is damaged.Repair any damaged wiring.
Faulty transformer, timer, or rain sensor.Replace any faulty components as needed.

4. Zone Not Working

Possible Causes:Solution:
Damaged zone connection.Repair the wiring.