I’ve installed a Rachio 3 to replace a Rainbird 1260i. The yard has 11 zones, the incoming cable has 12 strings, one not used (purple).I’ve connected the 11 wires to the new controller, zones 1-11. The second cable connected to the Rainbird has 4 strings, red and green are stripped and only red was connected in the old controller. I’ve connected the red wire to the M connector on the new controller.Power plug connected and connected to Wifi, app works and can manually start zones, led starts blinking however nothing happens in the yard. I’ve been reading several of the posted discussions and there’s commons mentioned everywhere…am I missing something here?
The old controller had the 11 zone wires extended with 2 parallel wires, 1 going into the connector plug that plugs into the controller’s wiring plug and the second into a plug that wasn’t connected to anything. Same thing for the wire connection of the cable that I assume coming from main valve.
Adding some pictures of the before/after for reference.
Appreciate all suggestions!