I was on an extended vacation away from home recently. While I was away, the RM-8 stopped responding online (it had been working flawlessly). I was hoping it was still operating my irrigation system, but when I got home, I found parts of my lawn and a couple recently planted shrubs had died. Apparently there had been no watering taking place at all.
I expected to see that we had experienced a power failure at some point, or an Internet outage that had taken out the RM, but neither of these had occurred. The display on the RM was blank and unresponsive. I unplugged it, hit the reset button and it came back to life. I can get it going again, but it never finishes the setup properly, and the only way I can control it is by standing next to it and connecting to the RM wifi "network." To say I am frustrated and disappointed is an understatement. We spend time at a second home in the summer, and I was counting on my RM to keep my landscaping in good shape (or at the very least alive). I don't think I can ever trust this thing again, and will probably be going back to my Rainbird controller.
Anyone experience something like this?
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