I woke this morning and noticed that I had no notifications from my app informing me that my sprinklers had run. I decided to check the app and it just says “No controllers.” I logged in on my computer and there is also nothing. When I got to work I noticed that the yellow light is blinking in section 2 of the light bar so I thought it just lost connectivity but it still requires me to add the controller again to try and connect.
No matter what I tried it would not connect or add the controller. I reset the wireless hotspot that the controller is normally connected to (this is a remote farm so that is our only source of internet) and tried, I held down the wireless button on the controller to reset the connection there and tried, I put my phone in airplane mode and tried, I unplugged the controller and plugged it back in and tried, and I tried every combination of these and tried, all didn’t work.
I have had some connectivity issues before but the controller always reconnected when I either reset the hotspot or unplugged the controller and plugged it back in. Once before I have gotten the “no controllers” message when I logged in to the app but it appeared to be a fluke as I closed the app and reopened it and everything was fine. This time nothing seems to be working.
I have had this Rachio 3 controller since its release and it has worked great (except for some of the connectivity issues mentioned earlier) but now I’m afraid I’ve lost all of my settings for my greenhouses and outside nursery sprinklers and currently nothing is being watered. As a note, I also am using and android phone.