rainbird ES6 contoller question

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Garden Gate, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Garden Gate

    Garden Gate LawnSite Member
    from houston
    Messages: 23

    hallo everyone...am new to irrigation and sprinkler systems but i am licensed.....Today i serviced a customers system and programmed the controller which is an ES6.....discontinued according to rainbirds website.....
    the test run seems to reprogram the zones and skip zone three.....anyone ever had this problem. i tried to follow the manual but still beats me........help help someone.
  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,092

    Im not familiar with this clock. Did you try turning 3 on manualy and testing it electicaly?
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    The ES(X) series had really crummy circuit boards and buttons, most of the ones in the field have dead spots on them so you can't select individual zones very well.

    If the homeowner is used to it, then yank it and install a ESP-M, it is close to enough to the old ES series that they wont have to learn something new.
  4. Garden Gate

    Garden Gate LawnSite Member
    from houston
    Messages: 23

    dirty water ....all inc ......really appreciate your input on this ........i think i will talk the home onwner into something modern yet user friendly.......see the deal with this current one is that i turn on the zones manually to identify each,..........then i program it but when i run the test run......it displays zone one but runs 5 ...displays two and runs 4 ....skips zone 3 .....displays 4 and run 6 ...and so on and so forth..........this is whats bugging me....for some unknow reason it reconfigures each zone and runs it diffrent,...............:confused::confused:
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,220

    My John Fluke VOM does not have that setting.:)
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,335

    If you have verified the wiring, then I would suggest a hard reset (remove all sources of energy for at least 5 minutes). Then reapply power and see if it works. If not, junk the controller and get a real one. :)
  7. Garden Gate

    Garden Gate LawnSite Member
    from houston
    Messages: 23

    that sounds like a deal.....i did verify the wiring now i will try the hard reset......then i will definately dump it..........thanks once again:usflag:

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