The sprinkler you have come to depend on to keep your landscape healthy suddenly stops working. What happened? And what can you do about it?
More than likely, the valve that allows for the water to come out is no longer working. This is probably because the solenoid that changes the water pressure inside the sprinkler chamber and lifts the plunger that opens the sprinkler valve has gone bad.
You can test a sprinkler solenoid by first turning off the water supply and opening the bonnet of the sprinkler valve. Once you have done this, you will need to do the following:
1. Unscrew the solenoid
Be careful not to drop the plunger and spring.
2. Open solenoid housing
Inspect the plunger. This is the metal piece mounted on a round rubber base.
3. Get rid of any visible dirt or debris
Use water to do this.
4. Reinsert solenoid plunger into the housing
If the plunger appears damaged, replace it before reinserting.
5. Screw solenoid back into sprinkler valve
Turn on the water. Should the sprinkler sill not be functioning, replace the entire solenoid.
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