Question about Toro 250-06-04 1 in. FPT Electric Valve with Flow Control

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I have a Toro 240-06-04 which is almost identical to the 250. My sprinkler system on the number one valve quit working. I thought maybe it might be a solenoid, so I replaced that and it still didn't w

Is there a kit that I can buy to rebuild this valve?

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Connect the wire form a working zone to the valve to zone 1. If the zone comes on you have short in the wire for zone 1. You can confirm this by connecting it to the valve that was working and it probably will not. If you have a spare wire connect it to zone 1 and in pin 1 at
the timer.

If valve still does not open and you replaced the solenoid (which is rarely the problem) the hydraulics are probably worn out in the valve. Purchase the same valve and switch out everything accept the valve body itself essentially rebuilding the valve.

Bad wire, no spare and you want to avoid running a new stretch. Merge this zone with a similar one by connecting both valves to 1 wire. If the pressure is good they should all work as 1 zone. Otherwise you will have to run a new stretch.

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