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Sunday, April 29th 2012, 8:30pm

Sprinklers will not shut off

Since we have not been getting much rain, I decided to make sure my Rainbird EZ1 was working so I could water my grass. I have 6 stations, three valves located in the front yard and 3 in the back yard. After turning on the sprinkler system, stations 1, 2, and 3 (in one box )in the front yard all worked. I then went to check the back yard and station 4, 5, and 6 did not work. I turned the solonoids and I could not get them to come on. I then twisted the bleeder screws on them and they all came on. The major problem I have know is that the water will not turn off on station 5. The only way I can get it to turn off is to shut off the water source. Now I can't get any of the stations to turn on because 5 will not turn off.
How do I get 5 to manually shut off?
Do I need to replace a valve or a solonoid to get the three valve in the backyard to automatically turn on with the system or is there something else that I need to look at? How do I know which valve or soloind to replace with there being 3 of them in the same box.
Thank you in advance


Monday, April 30th 2012, 11:04am

Before you replace anything take the valves apart and clean the internal parts.
Make sure there is no trash in the system.
Re-assemble and test.
These are simple to take apart. A sample part drawing is HERE


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Monday, April 30th 2012, 2:05pm

If 4, 5 and 6 do not work, maybe it's the wiring. Check common wire first.

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