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An irrigation tech knowledge base, by BoardTronics.

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ISSUE:

Timing Mechanism is reporting wrong number number of stations

If the Timing Mechanism ("Facepack") is reporting the wrong number of stations, follow these steps to troubleshoot the issue:

  • Reinitialize the Timing Mechanism by pressing the following key sequence: CLEAR, SCHEDULE, 0, ENTER, CLEAR.
  • If the issue persists, swap the Timing Mechanism with a known operational Timing Mechanism from another satellite location.
  • If the problem goes away, the original Timing Mechanism should be reconditioned.
  • If problem persists, the problem could be a malfunctioning Power Supply Board. Swap back to the original Timing Mechanism and swap the Power Supply Board with a known operational Power Supply Board from another satellite location.
  • If the problem goes away, the original Power Supply Board should be repaired or replaced with a new one.