Knowledge Center Watering

All Zones Watering More Than They Should

When a controller waters all zones more than one time, like watering all of them in sequence and then starts over and does it again, it may be a programming issue. Sometimes there is more than one start time per program when only one start time was intended. Double check all of your start times […]

Controller is Not Watering the Set Run Times

This issue could be caused by the seasonal adjust setting. Double check the setting in the App or at the controller. If the seasonal adjust is less than nominal, the run times will be shortened accordingly. Nominal is 100% for ESP-TM2, ESP-Me controllers, 0% for ST8, ESP-RZXe controllers. In the Rain Bird app you can […]

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: […]

My WiFi Controller Watered After Rain, Even with a Rain Sensor

Your WiFi controller can make daily watering adjustments when Automatic Seasonal Adjust is on but it does not prevent scheduled watering events, and it may take more than 24 hours for the Automatic Seasonal Adjustment values to reflect actual rainfall. If you recognize there is heavy rainfall and would like to avoid all scheduled watering […]