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Old 06-21-2013, 10:35 PM
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Measure the resistance between the common and each station wire.

1 or OL means that the circuit is open.

20 - 60 is a good measurement.

Under 10 is usually a short.

Check the common at the valve to see if your #2 valve is actually the first in the ground. A bad splice could be the culpret.
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:33 AM
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my initial thought was the clock, 0 time on zones 1 and 3, or like someone else said, it could be on a different program...sometimes these very simple issues are overlooked
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:49 AM
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I was just thinking and remembered a startup I did earlier this year on a system, 3 zones with a Pro-c. The controller had a problem with zone 1. I unplugged the controller and unlocked the zone module and blew it out and put it back in and the controller as far as I know has been working fine. Not sure if that helps.
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:58 AM
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Does the system has a master valve? If so is the pump setting turned on on 1 and 3?
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:03 PM
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Without knowing whether the field wiring is intact all else is moot.

1) wire path
2) solenoid
3) controller
4) hydraulics

That's the order i use but with few variations, i do make sure the water is either on or off, depending.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:50 PM
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Might as well find the valves first.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:14 PM
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Might as well find the valves first.
Great idea Boss. While at it, one can perform the simple resistance measurements to tell whether one has continuity or not.

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Old 06-23-2013, 04:36 PM
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check the blinker fluid
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:20 PM
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Found the problem in all of 30 minutes! Have been thinking on it all week and when the pro 700 arrived, I ran straight to the clients home. Found the common was cut right in half. For some reason it went to zone 2 first and then back out to 1 and 3. Is that a common occurance? No pun intended
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:22 PM
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And thanks Jim for telling me to check that..didnt even need the 700 or get a chance to use it
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