A: The correct length of fuse in Orbit sprinkler timers is 20 mm, not 31. So these are not 31 mm, they are 20 mm, which is correct for Orbit and most homeowner-class sprinkler timers.

Where is the fuse located on the orbit sprinkler timer?

In most controllers, the fuse is located behind the control panel where the wires to the valves are connected. There should be a tab on the side of the box that will release the face of the control panel, allowing it to hinge open and give access to the fuse.

Why is my orbit timer flashing?

What does it means when my Orbit LED is blinking or my controller is blinking on/off? This usually indicates the transformer has failed, or the incorrect voltage is being used. Please be sure the transformer plugged into the Orbit IC Light Manifold HUB is 12VDC.

How do I fix my orbit sprinkler timer?

Check the connection to the docking port to ensure the timer is plugged in properly. Try removing the timer and reinserting it into the docking port, pushing down until you hear a click. If you are still not getting power, the timer may be defective.

Why does my orbit sprinkler timer says off power?

Sprinkler timers control the flow of water. Sprinkler timers send an electric signal to a series of valves. These valves control the flow of water through an irrigation system. If your sprinkler timer has power but is not communicating with the valves, there is likely a faulty connection somewhere along the line.

How do you change a fuse in a sprinkler system?

Remove the fuse by grasping it between the thumb and index finger and pulling until it comes free. Inspect it visually to see if the tiny metal filament inside the glass tube is intact or broken and replace the fuse if necessary. There is often a spare fuse taped to the inside of the controller box which can be used.

Why wont my sprinklers turn on?

When the sprinkler zones do not turn on at all, it is generally a problem with the electrical signals running from the controller to the valve solenoids. More rarely, it is caused by a faulty valve that needs to be rebuilt or replaced.

How can we fix Orbit?

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How do I fix my water timer?

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What is Noac on Orbit sprinkler timer?

No Alternating Current

No AC stands for No Alternating Current. In other words, there is a problem with the electricity in or out of your timer.

How do I know if my sprinkler controller is bad?

Sprinkler System Troubleshooting — 5 Signs Of A Faulty System

  1. Sprinkler Controller Isn’t Working Properly.
  2. Low or High Sprinkler Water Pressure.
  3. Sprinkler is Stuck or Won’t Come Up.
  4. Puddles on Lawn or Around Sprinkler.
  5. Uneven Spray Patterns.
  6. When to Call a Professional for Sprinkler System Problems.

How long do water timers last?

If a hose timer is properly maintained, it can last from one to three years before needing to be replaced.

How do I test my Orbit sprinkler timer?

Turn the dial to the “Auto” position and move the slide switch for the desired valve up to the “Manual On” position to test valves on Orbit’s “Individual Station Slide” timers. To test all the valves in sequence, simply press the “Manual” key and press “Enter.”

Why is my sprinkler controller not working?

If the system doesn’t seem to be running, check that the controller is set to auto or run. Remember: while scheduled settings may be programmed, they are not activated until the controller is set to auto. If you see that the controller is set to run, the start time may not have been saved.

Why are some sprinkler zones not working?

If just one zone isn’t working, the problem is usually an electrical issue or a defective controller or solenoid. To check the controller: Ensure the zone wires are firmly attached to the controller terminals, the transformer is plugged in, and the circuit breaker in the main panel is on.

Why does one of my sprinkler zones wont turn on?

A lawn sprinkler system is usually divided into two or more zones that water independently of each other. Each zone consists of several sprinkler heads controlled by a valve that is electrically activated. If a single zone is not working, the problem is usually an electrical issue or a defective controller or solenoid.

How do I find a short in my sprinkler system?

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How do you find a break in a sprinkler wire?

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What color is the common wire on a sprinkler system?


The common wire is usually white in color and runs from your controller to your master cylinder and then to each of the other valves on your irrigation system in turn. If something happens to cut your common wire, then every valve after the cut will fail to turn on when activated.

How do you test a sprinkler wire with a multimeter?

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