I have had this problem now for quite some time. I put in a smart plug last year so I could kill the power to the rainmachine whenever it was offline. Eventually I set a timer to turn it off every day at midnight and back on again at 12:01. Until this morning, I thought it was working fine.
This morning I checked it via the app and it was offline. I assumed the smartplug was off but saw that my camera was still live. I looked outside and saw that my lawn had been watered which means it was on early this morning, well after midnight. Went into the garage and saw the display was dark. The LED on my rain sensor was lit which is connected to the same transformer used for the Rainmachine. I pulled off the cover and checked the voltage.. 24V. Turned off the smart plug and turned it back on and the Rainmachine powered up.
So apparently my unit likes to take a nap at times. This is not good.. I thought it was locking up so my daily timer is of no value anymore. I really have to physically check the app every morning to see that it is still alive. I will be gone for 2-3 months and was hoping that the RM would function as it was designed to.
Now I'm disappointed to say that it could fail again if I forget to check it.
Have you seen this problem? I've seen some people had power issues but I don't know what their cause or issue turned out to be.
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