Battery Operated Controller Maintenance & Troubleshooting FAQ’s
I have a Battery Operated Controller that has green bayonet assembly and it does not close (Model 2007 and 2008 with 1 button)
First, verify that the manual lever is in the vertical position, 2 good batteries are installed, and that the timer “clicks” when the button is pressed. If the valve still fails to close, then The yellow puppet inside the bayonet assembly or “O” ring # 2 could be missing. To check and see if the puppet or “O” ring # 2 is missing, turn the water supply off and remove the controller from the bayonet by turning the controller counter clockwise. Check inside the bayonet and make sure that you see the yellow plastic puppet inside (yellow plastic upward), if the puppet can be seen then unthread the green bayonet assembly and see if the “O” ring # 2 is in place (the “O” ring # 2 can be found in the small hole on the bottom of the bayonet.)
I have a Battery Operated Controller that has green bayonet assembly and it leaks (Model 2007 and 2008 with 1 button)
The large “O” ring # 1 that seating between the controller and the bayonet assembly could be missing or the “O” ring # 1 is not installed correctly.
What to do if the Battery Operated Controller does not respond to programming (Model 2006, 2007 and 2008 with 1 button)
Check the following:
- Batteries are dead or improperly installed. (Check polarity, +, -)
- Manual lever is not set on auto (center) position.
- Dial was not on 0 when beginning programming
What to do if the Battery Operated Controller valve fails to open (model 2006 with 1 button)
Manual lever is in closed position.
Batteries are dead.
Valve body is turned too far clockwise
Check main screw for a seat washer, remove and clean the orifice.
Water supply is shut off.
What to do if the Battery Operated Controller actuator fails to close (Model 2006 with 1 button)
Manual lever is in the open position.
Valve body is turned to far counter clockwise.
Check seat washer at base of valve. (Replace if worn or damaged)
Check screw for seat washer, remove and clean the orifice.
What to do if the Battery Operated Controller actuator fails to open during automatic operation or during ``manual`` operation via the irrigation controller. (Model 2006I, 7001 and 2008I with LCD display
Check the following:
- Weak battery or no display: you may need to replace battery.
- The actuator is turned too far clockwise: you may need to rotate actuator counter-clockwise one turn at the time (2006I only)
What to do if the Battery Operated Controller does not close despite clicks heard during activation (Model 2006I, 2008I and 7001 with LCD display)
CAUSE: Outlet flow may be too low (minimum flow 30 GPH or .5 GPM) (Model 2008I & 2006I).
CAUSE: Valve is installed backwards.
CAUSE: Plunger is installed upside down.
CAUSE: Debris stuck in diaphragm (model 7001).
CAUSE: Solenoid, solenoid wire, or controller is faulty.
PROBLEM: Valve does not fully close.
CAUSE: Controller actuator is wide open. (2006i only)
CAUSE: Wrong seat washer is installed or seat washer is upside down.
I have a problem when the valve closes and water discharges from the anti-siphon cap (Model 2006I with LCD display)
CAUSE: Heads are above valve. SOLUTION: Raise the valve above the sprinkler head or use angle valve.
CAUSE: Anti-siphon float is missing or damaged. SOLUTION: Check or replace float.
Battery Operated controller suggested Maintenance
If the controller is not going to be in use for an extended period of time, remove batteries and replace cover securely. After an extended time without batteries the controller will need to be reprogrammed.
KEEP BATTERY COMPARTMENT SECURELY CLOSED AT ALL TIMES.
Remove controller and store indoors when temperature drops below 32° for a prolonged period of time.
Be sure to shut off water supply before removal.