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One valve of my Vigoro timer will not close completely. It's been in use since about March. Could it have sand lodged in the valve? Can I fix it myself?

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I had the same problem with several of mine. So I tore one apart. The problem isn't that the valve doesn't close. The valve uses a rubber diaphram that flexes in and out, sealing off the water supply. The rubber diaphrams develop cracks, allowing water to pass through the valve. The rate of water flow depends on how large the crack is. The crack will become larger over time as the valve moves the rubber diaphram in and out. The diaphram can be easily replaced. However, these units are not designed to be taken apart and repaired and I can't find a replacement for the diaphram. The bottom line is that once the diaphrams crack (and my experience is that they all do within 1-2 years-time), you have to throw it away and buy a new timer.

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