Knowledge Center Controller Troubleshooting

Rain Bird Underground Irrigation System Controllers and Daylight-Saving Time

Spring forward, fall back. Since the early 1900s, this expression has acted as a mnemonic device in the United States for remembering to turn one’s clocks one hour ahead in the spring for daylight-saving time, and back one hour in the fall at its end. But what does this have to do with your underground […]

Techniques to Troubleshoot Your Rain Bird RC2 or ARC8 WiFi Smart Controller

Rain Bird controllers are designed and manufactured with the highest quality components and processes for trouble-free operation. However, sometimes issues do arise. The following was developed to guide you through the most common issues so that your Rain Bird RC2 or ARC8 WiFi Smart Controller returns to its expected performance level. Connection issues between mobile […]

ST8 Not Running, Stop/OFF icon on the screen

If the ST8-WiFi or ST8-2.0 WiFi irrigation controller is not running with the stop/OFF on the screen, it could be for two different reasons: It is in “OFF” status at the controller. Press the “Auto” button to resume automatically scheduled irrigation. It is in Rain Delay mode. This mode will have a number on the […]

Watering Even After Turning the Controller Off

If your controller is off and the water keeps running there is an issue with 1 or all the valves or supply lines. 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 or visit this page: […]