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alphanguy

Starting Member

1

Monday, July 9th 2012, 9:38am

Sprinkler system keeps cycling over and over

Ok, I thought I'd see you guys had any ideas on this. I'm a landscaper, not a sprinkler man... but I know how to do *some* things.. changing heads, adjusting heads, programming timers, but it goes about as far as that. I have a customer with a new system that has been troubled from day 1. I seem to have most of the issues ironed out, except when I program the controller, everything comes on as it should, and it cycles through all 9 stations, but then it STARTS OVER and does it all again, and just keeps repeating. I checked to make sure that Programs B and C are off (Hunter controller), it starts at the proper time, it just keeps repeating. Any ideas?

Big B

Unregistered

2

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 10:09pm

Keeps Cycling Over and Over

I had the same problem. I found that there was a start time programmed for each zone, which is not necessary and caused the repeated cycling. Only one start time is necessary and then each zone that has minutes assigned to it will come on in order.

We figured this out after we had already replaced the controller and diligently programmed it wrong again.

3

Monday, August 13th 2012, 8:53am

If nothing else worked, reset controller and start over.
Make and model?

Ebberry

New Member

4

Thursday, April 25th 2019, 4:40pm

RE: Sprinkler system keeps cycling over and over

Ok, I thought I'd see you guys had any ideas on this. I'm a landscaper, not a sprinkler man... but I know how to do *some* things.. changing heads, adjusting heads, programming timers, but it goes about as far as that. I have a customer with a new system that has been troubled from day 1. I seem to have most of the issues ironed out, except when I program the controller, everything comes on as it should, and it cycles through all 9 stations, but then it STARTS OVER and does it all again, and just keeps repeating. I checked to make sure that Programs B and C are off (Hunter controller), it starts at the proper time, it just keeps repeating. Any ideas?

Ebberry

New Member

5

Thursday, April 25th 2019, 4:51pm

Sprinkler comes on time but keep going back on

My Rainbird sprinkler system is set to run at 5am there are 5 zones once cycle completes it restart agai and again not going off automatically how to fix it

mrfixit

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Posts: 2,393

Location: USA

6

Thursday, April 25th 2019, 9:10pm

We see this question multiple times a year.
Check the "start" times. There should only be ONE start time then the valves will run in sequence and not start over.
Check all the programs. A-B-C... Only A should be on unless part of your yard has a different schedule from the rest.

So, one start time on program A.

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