I’ve emailed support about this but have not heard back yet. I figured in the meantime it might be worth checking the forums to see if I’m a massive idiot and did something silly during setup.
I just purchased and installed a 12 zone Rachio 3, and cannot for the life of me get it to actually start watering. Setup itself went fine, and it’s connected to my wifi. When I start a zone the light on the rachio switches to blue (which seems to mean the solenoid is getting power?), but no sprinkler heads actually pop up and no water starts flowing. It does this in the zone test and if I try to do “quick water”. I went to the valves and also could not hear/feel any valves start flowing.
I came from a Rain Bird ESPM with it’s own wireless weather sensor. As far as I can tell there is no inline rain sensor (other than the rainbird wireless that I removed), and I have no main valve. If I hook the old one back up, it works fine.
Photos of both setup here: https://imgur.com/a/yCE2iEx
I have tried setting the advanced settings in the rachio to “Neither” for the main valve, but to no success. I did also try wiring only one zone to see if that would work, and it didn’t.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Is it possible there’s some other issue with my system that the rainbird somehow bypasses?