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.

4 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.

  2. Hell all!

    I have irritrol kd9. I decided to turn on my sprinkling system after been off for 4 month. Turn it on, set as usual and walked away. Checked it in the morning and looks like it did not worked. Checked all settings again and noticed CLOCK was way off. Put the correct time and walked away. Checked again in the morning and not working again. The time way way off again. Disconnected from the wall and re-plugged. Noticed that there is a battery slashed on display. Tried to perform the test. All my areas had water but display with area numbers was blinking. Please, advise

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