View Full Version : New solenoids that don't work

10-17-2007, 10:51 PM
I had another Irritrol 24v solenoid cause me time and grief today. Installed 6 new ones on a manifold for a client, and 1 was bad. Wasted a lot of time checking other electrical problems before realizing the new solenoid was bad. This happen to any of you? If so, how often??

10-17-2007, 11:13 PM
It's probably the same solenoid that is used on the Century Plus valve and we might run into one or two out of a hundred that are bad. Shat happens even in a perfect world. If you'd used a VOM (vol-ohm meter) or one of the "chatter" units on the solenoid it would of told you it was bad. Carry extra ones for a quick swap-out so you don't waste so much time on your next similar incident.

Mike Leary
10-18-2007, 01:28 PM
Consider that Hank & I went thru hundreds of Weather Matic soleniods a few
years ago, I'd say you're getting off easy!