New solenoids that don't work

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by reb12, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. reb12

    reb12 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Florida
    Messages: 93

    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??
  2. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    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.
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,172

    Consider that Hank & I went thru hundreds of Weather Matic soleniods a few
    years ago, I'd say you're getting off easy!

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