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I have a Rain Bird ESP-6. It has quit working on all zones,If I select a zone and hit manual override it still dose'nt work. The controller has power to it. Bob

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Check programming for each zone. Be sure each zone has time on it.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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First I would assume that the timer is OK and that there may be a wiring problem in your system that your old timer was responding to as well as your new timer.
Connect zone 1 wire to the timer output for z1.
Connect z2 wire to the timer output for z2.
Connect z3 wire to the timer output for ZONE 4.
And connect z4 wire to the timer output for ZONE 5.
Now see what happens. If z2 runs with z4, it is probably not the clock.
Do you have an electric MASTER VALVE? A valve that opens only when the zones are running.
The fact that the old timer blew a fuse indicates a wiring or solenoid problem more than a timer problem.
Gary

Posted on Jun 12, 2011

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