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Old 03-31-2013, 01:14 PM
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Rainmaster remote quit working

The transmitter seems to have quit all of sudden. It was working fine yesterday evening. There is no beep when I mash any buttons. I checked the battery and it reads 5.9 volts. I figure a fresh battery should read closer to 7. According to the manual there should be a low battery warning beep when it gets low but it did no such thing. I will try a new battery as soon as I can get one, just wanted opinions & experience from all the experts. If the RM goes down at this time of year your gonna hear me crying.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:43 PM
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The transmitter seems to have quit all of sudden. It was working fine yesterday evening. There is no beep when I mash any buttons. I checked the battery and it reads 5.9 volts. I figure a fresh battery should read closer to 7. According to the manual there should be a low battery warning beep when it gets low but it did no such thing. I will try a new battery as soon as I can get one, just wanted opinions & experience from all the experts. If the RM goes down at this time of year your gonna hear me crying.
Get hold of Fimco through his pigtail site. He's tight with RM and has even toured the factory. I am sure he can help you out.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:20 PM
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Get hold of Fimco through his pigtail site. He's tight with RM and has even toured the factory. I am sure he can help you out.
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good idea, will do if a new battery doesn't do the trick
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:26 PM
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good idea, will do if a new battery doesn't do the trick
Best of luck.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:32 PM
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Get hold of Fimco through his pigtail site. He's tight with RM and has even toured the factory. I am sure he can help you out.
He is NOT tight with the factory, they want nothing to do with him. The batteries are expensive, but worth a try. I'd be thinking keyboard failure, which is common for a unit used a lot (or dropped). Last we had one done, it was around $300.00. Considering the cost of a replacement ( around $700.00 last time I checked), sending it in would be my choice.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:20 PM
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Took it apart and cleaned it up, put it back together and it's working now. There was a little moisture and dirt inside. Maybe I need to treat my baby a little better.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:40 PM
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I had the same problem a while back and started using a case like the ones used for hand held marine radios. It's a liitle cumbersome but keeps it clean and dry.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:32 PM
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I had the same problem a while back and started using a case like the ones used for hand held marine radios. It's a liitle cumbersome but keeps it clean and dry.
I can't imagine having a remote without a padded case and living in the front seat. A case for the RM is around $100.00, your cost.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:03 PM
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Took it apart and cleaned it up, put it back together and it's working now. There was a little moisture and dirt inside. Maybe I need to treat my baby a little better.
Who the hell makes an irrigation remote that isn't rated at least NEMA 6 if not 6P? Apparently rainmaster. Top of the line my ass.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:30 PM
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thats odd, the first rainmaster i saw was mr. john Eagle's, it was broken at the time too.

yall must work too hard.
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