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  • Blinking Wrench
    When the Wrench (insert wrench symbol) is blinking this can be indicative of a few different issues that will prevent the controller for being effectively able to monitor the we...
  • Restore from Backup
    Restore from Backup can be used if you made program changes and would like to revert back to the older setups. It could also be used if you are upgrading your RainMachine by tra...
  • Resetting Your Mini-8 Password
    Reset the Wi-Fi Settings and Password for the RainMachine Mini-8 Device 1. Press and Hold the RESET Button for 5 Seconds to Reboot Device To reset WiFi and password settings, pr...
  • Resetting your HD-12/16 Password
    Go to your RainMachine Touch HD Tap on "Settings" wrench backlit button. "Settings" screen will open Tap on last card labeled as “System”. The "Advance...
  • Setup: can’t Connect RainMachine to WIFI
    WiFi Requirements:  Band 802.11 B,G,N Frequency 2.4Ghz only Country US/Japan/EU  Unable to connect to your local WiFi? Best practice when having trouble connecting to...
  • Cannot Connect to RainMachine
    No Devices Found? No Devices Detected? Can't Connect These can be common errors that will let you know when your unit is not connected to the WiFi and/or Cloud. This is most com...
  • Remote Access Account validation
    Never received Confirmation Email? Please double check to be sure you spelled the email address correctly under:  Settings > System > Remote Access.  If the email was spel...
  • How do I Connect a Pump Relay Master Valve to my RainMachine?
    To connect a Master Valve (or Pump Relay) to your RainMachine, connect the common wire to a common terminal, and the other wire to the Zone 1 terminal. (Wiring diagrams included...
  • How to perform initial setup of RainMachine Mini-8 and Pro from a laptop
    You can connect to the RainMachine from a laptop by following the next steps: Make sure that the RainMachine Mini-8 or Pro is set on Access Point mode - showing the letter A on...
  • Multiple Common Wires?
    Can I plug in 1 common wire for more than 6 zones? All my valves are connected to a single common wire. Yes. You could connect as many valves to a single common wire as you see...
  • Supported Valve Types
    Most sprinkler solenoid valves run off of 24VAC (VAC: Voltage, AC) and have an amperage requirement of ~200mA. These solenoids are quite common, and can be found in any hardware...
  • Wiring Two or More Valves Per Zone Terminal
    RainMachine can support two valves per zone if needed, but only if their combined amperage requirements do not exceed 750mA. If they do, you could encounter an overcurrent....
  • Replacing the SD card on the RainMachine Touch (1st Generation)
    Accessing the SD card In order to replace the SD card, you need to remove the backplate of the RainMachine unit.Using a small Philips head screwdriver, remove the 7 screws from ...