Rainbird RC-7i controller problems

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jghaj, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. jghaj

    jghaj LawnSite Member
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    My Rainbird controller will not advance to the next station - has to be done manually. From what I can tell it might be the motor regulating the timer. This model has been discontinued by Rainbird and that part is not available. Any suggestions? There is one controller currently available on ebay. Would it be worth it to purchase and try that one or should I completely replace the controller. With Rainbird? What model? Other suggestions. Thanks folks.

    Jana
     
  2. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Replace and upgrade.

    Weathermatic Smartline is my suggestion.
     
  3. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    Do a search. We just had this thread and the guy got a new timing motor. Can't be more than two weeks ago.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    You can still get that motor. Look harder.
     
  5. jghaj

    jghaj LawnSite Member
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    Thanks TomTom - This is a great site! Jana
     
  6. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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  7. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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  8. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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    I know of another reason why the dial will not turn past a certain point, it is when the big dial starts turning then stops right before it starts the #1 zone...and all it takes is a turn of a screw...
     
  9. jghaj

    jghaj LawnSite Member
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    What screw?
     
  10. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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