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The % symbol indicates that Water Budgeting is on. This can range from 10-200%. To reset this, turn the dial to Budget (between Off and How Often). Use the +/- buttons to change the amount of water provided. (The % symbol will show if the control is set to program watering budget. It will also show if the amount of water to be provided is not the default 100%.) Turn the dial to Auto to resume normal watering. Press the program button before returning the dial to Auto if you have to change the water budgeting for other programs.

The budget option lets you adjust the watering program based on recent rainfall or lack of rain. (If it is set to 50%, the controller will open the valves for 30 minutes on a 1 hour programmed irrigation period). If you are in abnormally dry conditions, then setting the unit to 200%, the watering program will run twice as long. The setting will persist until you change it. You can find the directions for water budgeting on page 11 of the Use and Care manual here: https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfimages/27/27b44788-a1be-4bd8-aea2-8c67fcfd8adb.pdf .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Orbit Hardware &... | Answered on Aug 15, 2020

sounds like you have multiple start times. unplug, remove battery after 5 minutes plug transformer back in and install battery. If unit is ne return it

Orbit Hardware &... | Answered on Jul 01, 2020

Free online manual:


Also, there are youtube videos you can easily search for and find.

Orbit Hardware &... | Answered on Jun 23, 2020

I did not see a manual anywhere, including the manufacturer's website,

I saw one listed for sale on ebay that should include a manual for this at least 5 year old product. I would suggest contacting ebay vendors to request a copy perhaps at minimal cost without the device itself.

Orbit Hardware &... | Answered on May 30, 2020



Orbit Hardware &... | Answered on Apr 24, 2020

replace the ac adapter, you should have 24 VAC out of it, check the 24 VAC when each station is running.

Orbit Hardware &... | Answered on Jun 28, 2019

You will have to remember when it rained, the timer does not tell you when it rained.
Refer to instructions that came with unit, you can buy a rain sensor so it does not water if ground is wet.

Orbit Hardware &... | Answered on Jun 07, 2019

fixya doesnt sell products

Orbit Hardware &... | Answered on May 03, 2019

For heavy machinery cars etc. luckily there are many websites
that can help you repair
for eg site like reliable-store is very active in this.. instant help, emails and all that's fantastic

Orbit Hardware &... | Answered on Mar 11, 2019

Sounds like your zone valve is stuck in the open position,turn off main to system and open up top of valve,clean out and try again.

Orbit Hardware &... | Answered on Feb 12, 2019

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