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Irritrol valve problem

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by dbielawski, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. dbielawski

    dbielawski LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I have a system with irritrol valves...sorry no model available. 3/4" size, flow thrugh valve. It will not come on using the controller. The solenoid is energized, the plunger in the solenoid lifts and stays up. I can manuually open the valve, but will not open using the controller. I've dissasembled and cleaned, twice, and still no luck. Any suggestions.

    Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my question.
  2. aquamtic

    aquamtic LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    Did you check your wiring? Swap out your zone wire with another valve to determine if you have a fault in the wire.

    How did you determine that the solenoid is not shot? Swap it out with another valve to make sure it opens that one.
    Get back and let us know
  3. dbielawski

    dbielawski LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I removed the solenoid with the controller activated for that zone. The solenoid plunger was up (pulled into the solenoid) thereby clearing the port. I spoke with my distributor and he says that it may lift the plunger when the solenoid is off the valve, but may not do so when attached to the valve. I'm going to try a new solenoid.

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