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Old 04-26-2017, 03:04 PM   #1
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Troubleshooting Indexing Valve Sprinkler


My pump works on an automatic timer with an indexing valve. The pump turns on and then it is turned off after 15 minutes by the timer. The zone changes itself by way of the "can". I can't just manually turn on such and such zone.

If I block off the water from going to the sprinkler lines and turn the timer to "on" or "auto" and just run the hose, it works continuously and correctly...

However, when I attempt to use the sprinkler lines, either by turning the timer to "on" or to "auto" the pump turns on for only 4 seconds then turns off, then there is a pause and it will try again for 4 seconds and turn off again etc. This keeps repeating.

What is happening?
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:08 PM   #2
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Re: Troubleshooting Indexing Valve Sprinkler


Also, I just noticed that I have 6 pipes going into the ground from the indexing valve but there are only 5 zones and if you look at the can it has 1-5 written on it?
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:42 PM   #3
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Sometimes just using the hose, it still will only run for a few seconds, sometimes it does run.
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When the timer is turned to 'on', it does not depress itself.
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