If your timer is off and the water keeps running there is an issue with one or all the valves. When this happens, it may be necessary to clean or replace a valve, or to call a contractor. For assistance in getting a contractor referral, please call: 1-800-RainBird.
Example: I set it for 10 minutes per station, and its watering 5 minutes per station instead. This could be due to the seasonal adjust setting. Double check the setting in the App or at the timer. If the seasonal adjust is set for -50% when the run time is 10 minutes, it will only water 5 minutes per zone.
The reason why the timer is running again is because you have additional start times scheduled close to the first start time. Double check all of your start times and run times. If you have run times that amount to more watering time than the time between the start times, the watering program may begin again immediately after finishing.
If you don’t have your mobile device handy, or your hands are dirty and you don’t want to use, it you can always program the timer via the timer’s front panel.
Automatic Seasonal Adjust allows the Rain Bird server to keep track of local weather based upon the programmed ZIP/Postal Code. The Rain Bird server will calculate a daily Evapotranspiration (ET) rate for each ZIP code and translate to an appropriate seasonal adjust value. The seasonal adjust value is then sent to each timer in that ZIP code. This is done every day to ensure the watering duration is increased or reduced as local weather changes. It is important that if you use this feature that the watering schedule is based upon the hottest/driest time of year.
All Rain Bird timers contain a non-volatile internal memory. The timer’s schedule, whether programmed at the timer or via the Rain Bird mobile app, is stored in the timer’s non-volatile memory in the case of a power outage or unexpected timer reset.
The Rain Bird mobile app is capable of managing and monitoring all available zones that are currently available in your existing timer. The Rain Bird Mobile app is also capable of managing multiple timers at different locations from the same app.
Once the timer is added to the Rain Bird mobile app a “Controller Card” will appear on the mobile app home screen. Tap on the picture of the controller model within this card to access the controller. Tap the “pencil” icon within the controller’s existing zone card(s) to edit existing irrigation schedules.
Please view the Rain Bird Mobile App video for further instruction.