Moving, leaving Rachio system behind?

I’m not sure this is the right category, but here goes.

I’m going to be moving soon, but my Rachio will remain for the new owners. Of course right now it’s linked to my wifi system, but that will go down when I move. What should I tell the new owners about how to get themselves set up on a Rachio that thinks it belongs to me?

How long will it need to run in your absence?


Forever, since I will be selling the house.

If there is no gap in them taking possession I would remove the controller from your account.


It’s likely that there would be a gap, although I’m not sure for how long. Is there a way to keep it running in the interim? And then would the new owners just download the app and re-initialize the system?

If you leave it as-is it will water with whatever the last schedules are on it.

Yes, they can request a device transfer through the app.


Oh, it will continue to water even after my wifi is shut down? I didn’t realize that. It’s on a Predictable schedule.

I left mine behind on a predictable schedule. Deleted it from my account after I turned wifi off. Seemed to work well and the new owners didn’t get a dying garden…