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nazabe

New Member

Posts: 2

Location: USA

1

Thursday, August 12th 2004, 10:52am

Sprinkler heads won't retract

Some pop-up sprinkler heads stuck and stay exposed after watering. Need to push them back down. They are TORO 570 Series, 3 inches. Do I need new heads or retracting springs, or can I just lubricate them?
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aquamatic

Advanced Member

Posts: 230

Location: USA

2

Friday, August 13th 2004, 3:37am

If they are fairly new within warranty I would have Toro replace them, If they are not , do not replace with Toro. Rainbird or Hunter sprays!

nazabe

New Member

Posts: 2

Location: USA

3

Friday, August 13th 2004, 4:27am

Thanks. I think the brands you recommend are better. I had Rainbird before and it never gave me this problem. I inherit the Toro from the previous owner of the house which I just bought recently.
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billingsleyj

Active Member

4

Friday, August 20th 2004, 10:28am

The most likely cause of your problem is sand in teh gasket that surrounds the shaft. While teh system is running you can actuate the head by pushing down on it with your foot several times. Be careful to push straight down. This should flush out the sand. Toro sprinkler are just as good as the others.

nestors

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Posts: 109

Location: USA

5

Sunday, October 31st 2004, 1:20pm

Spray some wd-40 on the neck og the heads then tap them down , then run it and see what happens if some still stay up spray again.

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