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Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 6:08pm

irritrol r series 12 station controller

the above controller irritrol r series 12 station.

says all 8 stations are shorted even after i detach all wires

how i check for short in circuits with ohmeter?

is the controller probably bad?

also all the sprinkler solenoids have a 4 inch plastic nipple looking device wires in series to each one

what are these?


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Friday, August 3rd 2012, 5:53am

If no valve wires are connected to a controller, and the controller displays a short-circuit message, you have to suspect the controller is faulty. Just the same, unplug it, and remove the backup battery, and let it be for a few hours. Then try to get it going again.

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