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Sprinkler system - single zone cycling pump off and on

Sprinkler system - single zone cycling pump off and on


Old 03-21-10, 06:49 PM
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Sprinkler system - single zone cycling pump off and on

I just started up our sprinkler system for the first time this year. We have a Hunter system on a well/pump. All zones worked fine, except for zone 2 which seemed to put out a normal amount of water to 5 different misters, however the pump cycled on and off very quickly the whole time zone 2 ran. (on 3 seconds, off 3 seconds...) Several of the sprinkler heads also didn't retract once it finished, but went down once I pushed on them. The pump was on continuously for all the other zones and seemed to function normally.
Any suggestions on what might be causing this? Or troubleshooting suggestions?
thanks in advance!
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Old 04-10-10, 03:16 PM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: mid-west
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the five sprays are not enough to keep the pump from building enough pressure to shut off increase the size if you can or try adjusting the pressure switch up some

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