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Old 07-26-2011, 11:29 AM
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Rain Sensor/Controller error

Went to turn on a system today, (I know its kind of late in the year for us up here in MA). Everything looked to be in good working order except when I went to run each zone or program the system, I kept getting "OFF" and "sensor" on the screen and could not manually or use the program to run the system. It did rain last night but it was dry today. I disconnected the wiring for the sensor, hoping to eliminate any problems it may be causing. Even with te sensor disconnected I am still getting the messages on the screen and unable to run the system. Any ideas or suggestions? I have also tried disconnecting the power, to reset the controller. Thanks
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:52 AM
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Which controller and did you put a jumper in between the two sensor terminals?
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:56 AM
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It was a newer hunter residential model with 6 zones, I completely disconnected the two sensor wires so that it should in theory have no influence on the controller whatsoever.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:56 AM
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check the blinker fluid
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:01 PM
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It was a newer hunter residential model with 6 zones, I completely disconnected the two sensor wires so that it should in theory have no influence on the controller whatsoever.
No...In theory you broke the common wire continuity.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:03 PM
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Know where i can get a good price on some of that fluid you mentioned?
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:05 PM
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Ok, even with the bypass switch on and the wires connected I was still getting the error.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:08 PM
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Ok, even with the bypass switch on and the wires connected I was still getting the error.
That's a different matter.

Power the controller down. Disconnect the 9v battery. Leave it alone for a few hours then come back and reboot and see if it works okay.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:14 PM
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Thanks, I was gonna go back and do that actually
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:25 PM
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While we wait I'll do a hijack
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