Low Voltage Lighting Troubleshooting Guide
All Lights Out –
1) Check Power at Transformer Socket
- Check 110-volt plug
- Check GFI for tripped
- Check circuit breaker
- Loose wire at plug
- Switch in house off
2) Check Timer
- Bypass timer – pull out timer, plug in cord
One Run of Lights Out
1) Check fixtures
- Check connection at transformer
- Is wire cut?
- Check connection at fixture
- Bad Lamps
- Socket at fixture
2) Check Reset Breaker
- Reset breaker
When your sprinkler system is not working, you must first identify the problem.
PROBLEM 1 :
- No sprinklers will come on
- In most cases, there is a single water source. Check to see if the water is turned on.
- Automatic systems need power to work. Check your power supply. Normal systems operate on 24 Volts. This requires a step-down transformer. Check your voltage.
- Rain sensor – Check to see if you have one and is it operating properly.
- Poor performance
- If this is a new system – please refer to tips for installing your own sprinkler system. If the system was installed by the previous owner, Call a repair man.
- Check for broken pipes or sprinklers. You will loose much needed pressure and volume through a broken pipe or sprinkler head.
- Clogging will occur when a pipe repair is done and mulch & dirt enter the system. Remove nozzles, flush the system, and return to normal.
- Valve turns on but will not turn off.
- Most valves are normally closed valves. If a valve fails in the open position, check the following:
- Trash in the valve – rocks, sticks, pieces of pipe, glue, etc. Many things have been found inside of a valve. Clean it out.
- A bad diaphragm – torn or indented – replace diaphragm.
- Freeze damage – cracks in the body of the valve – replace body.
- We also rent and sale a valve locator. Here is a quick video on the operation of the valve finder! http://youtu.be/CEDe2EOQl24