I have a 12-zone RainMachine (purchased in June 2016). It was working fine until about 5-6 weeks ago, when the schedule would no longer water the zones as programmed. It would trigger but each zone would "run" for a split second, and go on to the next one, and the next one, and stop, and the next scheduled watering would then show for the next day, as if it was done normally.
Rebooting the device helped, but only for a few days, when the problem started happening again. Deleting the program would also work, but also only for a few days. Thankfully it has been raining quite often lately so watering wasn't needed, but still, the watering schedule would not happen.
So I reset the RainMachine to factory defaults and reprogrammed the entire device. Guess what, same problem. I even set the minimum watering for each zone to be 15 seconds, so I would easily notice if the schedule was actually doing something. But it's still not happening.
For now I have a reminder on my calendar to start the program by hand, which works fine, but it defeats the purpose of a RainMachine.
I am at the latest firmware level. What else can I do to make my RainMachine work as it's supposed to?
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