I installed a Rachio generation 2 controller a couple of months ago and it has been working great. I currently have the flex monthly schedule and it typically runs two times a week given the amount of rain we’ve been getting this spring. I put down some fertilizer and a fungicide last night and created a new schedule for today only so that it would run at 4 am through 6:30 to water in the fertilizer and fungicide.
I got up around 5:30 and saw that I received a notification telling me that the schedule was skipped due to rain anticipated this weekend. I then tried to do a quick start manual run, and although the app showed my zone 1 running, no water was coming out. I played with the schedule for a while and tried doing a number of manual quick runs on all four zones and no water turned on. The controller downstairs is on and working as it should, but I tried resetting it to see if that would fix it but it didn’t. I made sure all of the wires are securely fixed in their respective terminals.
I went outside and opened the little access panel thing to see the valves (not sure the name) and I turned the four zones to on manually. All four zones worked and the water came out normally out of the sprinklers, so I’m not sure why the controller isn’t working.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Also, we did get a considerable amount of rain yesterday, and I thought I read something on this forum about a user not being able to run the system manually due to the rain sensor being saturated. As far as I know, I don’t have a rain sensor (at least I didn’t buy one), but I went outside my house and above the sprinkler system there is a small white gadget that looks like it could be a rain sensor that was installed from the previous owner. If this is the case, could it be possible that it is very wet from yesterday’s rain and is overriding my request to run out sprinkler system?