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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 […]

Communication Error 077

This error is a server communication message. If you receive this error message while connecting to a Rain Bird controller please update your Rain Bird App to 2.14.1 or later. If you still have the issue after updating the Rain Bird app please contact Rain Bird Customer Service at 1-800-Rain-Bird or email the address presented […]

Error: New Update Detected

If you get the “New Update Detected” message shown below, the LNK™ WiFi Module needs to be updated to work with the ESP-ME3 controller. Follow the steps below to complete this update.

Error: Lock Out

The controller password has been entered wrong more than 5 times.  This locks out access to controller settings and controller sharing for 20 minutes. If the password is forgotten please review this article:

Communication Error: Different model of controller

This error will be displayed if the LNK WiFi Module has been moved from one controller model type (e.g. ESP-ME) to a different model type (e.g. ESP-TM2) and you are trying to communicate with the new controller type using the previous controller card (linked to prior model) in the mobile app. If you move the LNK […]

Communication Error: No response

The app tried to connect to the Rain Bird WiFi controller, but the controller did not respond in the expected time. If your Rain Bird WiFi controller will not connect to your mobile device and the Rain Bird App is displaying “Communication Error”, it may be due to the following reasons: The Rain Bird WiFi […]

Communication Error: Active connection

If you receive this message when attempting to connect to the controller, and the WiFi module is still blinking green, then this means another smart device may be accessing the device, or you recently connected to the controller and it is still connected. Only one connection to a controller and a mobile device can be […]

WiFi Device LED Light Blink Meanings

Rain Bird now offers WiFi connected controllers with either an add-on device or directly from the controller. If you have an RC2 or ARC8 controller, the WiFi technology is integrated to the controller. Other controller models could have a LNK or LNK2 WiFi module plugged into the Remote/Accessory port in the wiring bay or on […]