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My rain train will not spin and travel consistantly. Water will come out of the spouts, but it will often just sit there and spray water in the same place - not spinning or traveling. I have lubricated the gear box. What should I try next?

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You will need to boost your water pressure... it needs 40-60 PSI to work correctly...

Here is a tip about how to get parts for your traveling lawn sprinkler and also a great article about how traveling lawn sprinklers work.

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