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Toro DDC6 Conrtoller Problem

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by grassmanak, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    I have a property that has a toro ddc6 controller that is acting up. It basically seems to be froze up, i tried resetting it, unplugging it, you know the basics. Has anyone has problems with these. THe unit is on, but will not let you change anything or swithc functions, almost like it is locked.
  2. Duramaxsle1

    Duramaxsle1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    Get a better controller!
  3. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,781

    If it won't reset, it is toast. Have you asked the factory, or do you have the reset sequence? Did you remove any battery backup? If it has a lithium battery, you may need to leave the power off for an extended period. Bottom line would be your racking up more in labor than the controller is worth. Put in a good 6 station controller. In my market, a new controller installed wouldn't cost more than $150. Your going to get to that point real fast just chasing ghosts on this one.
  4. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    i figured i would call toro tomorrow, i think the unit is pretty new, basically it is on, display is on, but not able to change functions, i was curious if their was a child feature or something turned on, but not sure.
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,091

    You mite have seen this post elsewhere.......Toro clocks are junk!
  6. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,781

    Actually, there are a few controllers with the toro logo on them I like. They all went into production right after toro bought irritrol/hardie..................
  7. Hank Reardon

    Hank Reardon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    Isn't that the Custom Command? If so, I'll take that for the 25-36 zone range. After that, it's Rain Master!

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