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Monday, July 27th 2015, 12:05am

Richdel 512 PR controller

My Richdel controller - model 512 PR - will not let me set clock or set program. I press the "clock" and then "set time" key. time on the display does not start flashing as indicated in the operating manual. Any idea what is going on? I think there is a program that is running and sprinklers do come on. But we just moved in and would like to change the settings. When I try to change the program by pressing the "start A" and "set time" nothing changes again. Any idea what is going on? Thanks in advance.



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Monday, July 27th 2015, 12:58am

Take the back up battery out and unplug the controller for 5 minutes.
When you plug it back in the controller should say SUN at 4:00 PM. If so you've reset the controller.
Now try to program again.
If it's not working I'd venture to say the buttons are worn out. That's a very old controller. Richdel's long gone.


Monday, July 27th 2015, 9:20pm

Thank you.

Thank you mrfixit. I was thinking of doing the same but didn't want to lose the programming that is in place now. But I guess I should line up a sprinkler controller in case this stops working. It is old indeed 25 years :)

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