Retic Playing Up?

 Bore Retic controller
Rainmaster Retic Controller

Retic playing up?

Whether your reticulation system draws  water from a bore or from mains scheme water, if suddenly no water is coming out, the first thing to check is your reticulation controller.

Turn on the reticulation controller and set it to “run”, “manual”  or whatever iniates a manual start of station one.  Does the digital display look OK?  In most types of reticulation/iirigation controllers used in Perth you would expect to see time left to run counting down in the display. Consult your user manual for details. Retic controller manuals are often available online and some are available by clicking here.

Hunter Retic controller for bore.
Hunter Retic Controller

Make sure your controller is actually receiving 240 volts from mains power and not just running on the  9 volt back-up battery. 9 volts is not enough to open solenoid valves or start a 24 volt pump relay. Mains 240 V in controllers is stepped down to 24 V for operation of solenoid valves and relays. If it is a model that is plugged in to a power point you could try another appliance in that outlet.

Rain Dial Retic Controller
Rain Dial Retic Controller

If that all seems normal but there is no water try another station. Still no luck? If your system runs from mains scheme water then it may be that the “master” solenoid valve is not opening. If you can locate your master valve you should be able to manually open it. Some have an on/off lever or try rotating the coil about a quarter of a turn anti-clockwise. If you suddenly get water then congratulations you have found the problem!  If your system runs from a bore then check that the 240v or (or 440v if three phase)  pump isolation switch is turned on and that no circuit breakers are tripped. You should hear a pump start relay “click” or “clunk” somewhere when you start the system, indicating the retic controller is sending a signal as it should.

If none of the above has helped give us a call on 1300734 300 for further advice or to book one of our Perth mobile service men to fix the problem for you. Or visit our main website here for more info.

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