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How do I test a specific Orbit Watering station without turning on the whole system?

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I have done this in a couple ways. With a digital timer you can select a zone on manual and turn only that zone on. with a mechanical timer, you can set the dial to that zone and increas the duration. You can "hot wire" the zone by moving the zone wire to connect to the low voltage wire input to the zone. You can take a transformer out to the ground box and with an extention cord "hot wire " the zone at the ground box.

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I have an Orbit 9 Station Sprinkler System & the manual watering feature isn't working. I replaced the 2 AA batteries & the fuse in the control box but it still won't come on. Can you help me?


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How do I program model # 57114 from station a to b to c


The model of Orbit sprinkler timer you show has 4 or 6 zones for watering. I provide link below for instructions for use. Reading it, I don't think this timer has A, B, C, schedules if that's what you mean (whole different settings on each). Other timers commonly do however that feature in my experience is rarely used. If you don't like this timer, Home Depot has a $20 timer 4 station that I've found is easier to understand than many of them, also a 6 station for a little more same type (think is Orbit not sure). May need to zoom instruction shown from the link.

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How to wire


First check the solenoids by performing a continuity test on all of them. For all the solenoids that test good, power each one with 24 volts to make sure that the plunger moves. Then go to the timer and initiate an ON cycle for, say, zone one. Go to the zone 1 connector on timer and check for presence of 24 volts ac. If not present try zone 2 for output. If nada then there is something wrong with the electronics of the timer.

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How can the orbit mdoel 57894 be progrmed for multiple start times?


The product manual is confusing... how do you set 1-5 am and 2-12 pm and 3-5 pm? The manual says to press program button to choose A B or C programs, but does not give steps for programming or when to press enter to confirm setting... or say which position the dial should be in when programming.

57894 lets you program separately for each station...turn dial to Run Time and use arrow keys to select a station. Press enter or arrow keys to advance to next station.
57894 offers 'select a station', 'pick days of the week or interval between watering for that station', 'duration of watering for that station'. But picking days of the week is not the same as setting exact times 1-5 am and 2-12 pm.
The dial is set to auto for programs to operate..
Don't forget to activate battery located top right on face of timer.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Orbit-57894.pdf

So the 57894 has more options than a 24-hour analog sprinkler timer that repeats same cycle each day with 14-day-skipper.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-Intermatic-sprinkler-timers.html

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Need operating instructions


Go to Orbits web site and download instructions. Or since you have the least expensive timer known to man simply buy another one for $20.00 then you will have instructions and a spare timer. You will need it trust me.

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Model 57882 9 station timer I did set up station 1 where do I begin in order to set up station 3


Question is not clear.
Do you have programming problem with the timer?
Or problem locating sprinkler heads?
Or a sprinkler valve problem?
Add a comment with detailed information.

Sprinkler timer turns ON-and-OFF.
Timer does not advance the sprinkler to next station. The sprinkler valve advances to next station when timer turns OFF.
For example, when timer turns ON, then station 1 starts watering.
Timer turns off, and then sprinkler valve automatically advances to station 2.
Timer turns on again, and station 2 starts watering.

Orbit resources:
http://www.orbitonline.com/support/
http://www.orbitonline.com/lib/media/InstallationGuide.pdf
http://www.irrigationdirect.com/media/manuals/owners-manuals/orbit/Orbit-WaterMaster-57880-Controller-Owners-Manual.pdf

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Cannot set for a second watering time for certain areas of lawn. Have a Orbit 6 Station. Certain areas of lawn have been replaced and require additional watering.


Set up a B Program for the zones that need extra watering.
Say you want zone 2 and zone 3 to run 20 minutes every day in addition to your normal watering.
Set B Program, put Z2 and Z3 time of 20 minutes in, set a start time that is away from your normal watering time, say 6:00 pm. Set every day watering.
Your normal program will water and Z2 and 3 will water every day, too.
Gary

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Have you programmed the new one with all the info for date and time? Did you set the zones for the days you want and watering times?

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