An up-to-date and properly functioning sprinkler timer can make all the difference between a nice yard and a struggling one.
Like any electronic device, timers can malfunction and cause your sprinkler system to not start, or worse, not shut off. Contact Sprinkler Genie to diagnose your timer or wiring problem and provide the best and most cost-effective solution.
Newer model timers are both user friendly and environmental friendly with features that help prevent over watering. Modern timers also have improved memory modules so if the power goes out, your settings are not lost; and come in expandable models so you can add additional zones in the future without having to add a whole new timer.
Why isn’t my sprinkler timer working?
[ezcol_1half]The sprinkler timer sends a low voltage current to your valve, which turns your sprinklers on/off. Some of the reasons a sprinkler controller stops working may include:
- No power – is it plugged in or has the power cord become loose?
- Loose connection – wires should make solid contact and not be loose – at the timer and at the valve.
- A short in the wires – this can happen for numerous reasons and requires additional troubleshooting to determine the root cause (cut wire from digging, animals chewing through wires, break or bad connection in line somewhere)
- Fried system – Timers will fail over time (especially older, antiquated models) and stop sending the proper start and/or stop signal. Improperly grounded or power surges can damage controllers.
- Insects – wasps, spiders or other critters can get into the system (especially on outdoor timers) and cause problems within.
Contact Sprinkler Genie to troubleshoot your sprinkler timer problem.
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