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Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 5:48pm

RC1260Bi replacement

I have a RC1260Bi and it looks like the gears aren't turning anymore. I can manually rotate the station dial and the station will come on, but it doesn't go by itself. Do you think this is an easy fix and I could get the parts, or can you recommend an updated unit for replacement?



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Thursday, February 10th 2011, 12:15am

Thank you for the link. Lubee didn't have any timer motors for sale. Do you think I could upgrade to a Rainbird ESP Indoor Timer?


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Thursday, February 10th 2011, 12:47am

Yes, and also take a look at the Hunter Pro C line.

Good Luck.

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Thursday, February 10th 2011, 10:38am

Swapping out the controller for a new one should be a piece of cake. Famous last words.


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Saturday, February 12th 2011, 8:26pm

For simplicity purposes I would stick with the Rainbird line. If this is a residential job, You should go with the Rainbird ESPM Indoor, with the appropriate amount of expansion modules.

The screen is larger than the proC, and for most people, the RB easier to use.
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Monday, April 1st 2013, 6:26pm

timer for an RC1260

My 20 year old contoler's timer has gone out. It is the main motor . I know that rainbird has discontinued that workhorse and won't sell parts. Any idea where I can buy a motor?


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Monday, April 1st 2013, 7:06pm

The replacement motor will cost more than a new modern controller, and that's assuming you can locate a motor. You can always have a new motor built to order for about five hundred dollars.



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Monday, April 1st 2013, 11:23pm

Try Hydroscape or Ewing.

I bought two motors for that controller about 10 years ago. I never used them. I still have them new in the box somewhere. I might sell them. I think I could beat the 500 dollar price. 8)

What are the numbers on the motor?




Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 6:40am


The motor I need is the one that keeps the time, not the one that advances from station to station. there are two sets of numbers. 50040 , and 80375. I have found a used controller on ebay. What would you take for your motor? Thank You

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