The Fuse Message on Irritrol Kwikdial

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This is one of the most common reticulation issues especially in suburbs like Butler, Carramar, Banksia Grove and Clarkson where these controllers were installed as part of the landscaping package.

The first thing you should know is that there is no fuse! And the little battery symbol with a line thru it doesn’t mean there is a problem with the battery. There is no battery.

The message means one of two things:

a) There is a fault with a solenoid

b) The controller is faulty.

We can run some tests to prove which one it is, but don’t waste your time looking for a fuse or a battery!

As a general guide if the display is flickering and intermittent the box itself will be dead, but if everything looks good then it may well be the solenoid coil.

2 thoughts on “The Fuse Message on Irritrol Kwikdial

  1. Hi, I’m wondering if you can suggest what might be wrong with my Kwikdial system? All stations come on for a second or two then stop, and all report the fuse fault. I have replaced the master solenoid coil but the same is still happening. I have attached a multimeter to all stations and the master, and all read the same, roughly 36-37 ohms. I disconnected the master valve wire from the controller and ran through each station – none of them report the fuse fault with the master disconnected. Could this be bad wiring? The multimeter would suggest it’s not. Or could it be that my controller is dying and can’t run 2 solenoids or something? Please help! Thanks.

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