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    Jurek

    Device firmware (4.0.900) doesn't show LED available settings yet. It is shown in app settings, ie
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rainmachine
    changes description says: "New Mini8 Led settings: show restrictions on led and manually start a program".

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    Paul Streicher

    I noticed this 'DELAY' LED lit last night while trying to troubleshoot my first trouble with my mini-8. I did a reboot using the app and it cleared the LED.

    Now I am just waiting for support to give me a call to try and figure out why I have this current problem that is restricting me from watering my yard.

    Yesterday the lawn service came out and sprayed my lawn for bugs and fertilized. I was told to give a ten minute sprinkling of each zone at 8:00 PM.

    I added a schedule to do just this with the app. When 8:00 PM rolled around and passed and not seeing any sprinkler activity I knew something was wrong.

    I sat and fiddle with the app for an hour trying everything I could think of to no avail. I gave up and went to bed. I got up this morning and tried to do a manual watering and am getting the same thing. It looks like it is running a zone but after about five seconds it stops. In the app it will show 'Pending' on all the zones. I looked at every setting for any delay, even turning off weather and anything that might somehow delay but nothing worked. Another thing I am seeing is in the app when a zone is started it will start the countdown like you normally see when the zone is running but after about 5-6 seconds it will restart the timer and continue this over and over until I stop it. There seems to be some type of bug in the code. I give up. I'm waiting on support to help me out with this or I go to Home Depot and buy an Orbit and try my luck with their product. I've been a long time user of the Rain Machine Mini-8 and loved and recommended to others. Now, I'm on the fence. Anyone else having this same problem?

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    John Theos

    Paul

    did you perhaps turn on the rain sensor option?   I noticed that when I turned that off, the delay led turned off as well.   Not sure if that helps you in any way.

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    Charlesajouri

    Paul, I experienced the exact same thing with my mini8 yesterday. Power cycling and rebooting did not help. I contacted support and they said that the unit needed to be re-flashed and they were going to send me a new unit since I was still under the warranty period.  After hanging up I hesitantly decided to reset to factory defaults ( I hate losing the history, Wunderground, ForecastIO). The machine seems to be working now. Emailed support & informed them that the issue seems to have resolved itself after the reset, so not sure if they will replace it anymore.  Like you, I like the machine but now have fears that it may be an issue that could keep coming up erratically. I'm still within Home Depot's return policy and will keep a close eye. If this happens again I will return it to HD.

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