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nicks240
05-15-2007, 04:23 PM
hey all i have a problem with my sprinkler system, i have a rain bird system ran off a shallow pump. the box cycles but when it goes to turn on the pump it throws the breaker and the pump dont even try to turn on, i live in florida and we havent had rain in a while so my grass is looking pretty bad, someone help please.

Bob NH
05-15-2007, 08:56 PM
Do you have a GFI breaker?

If you have a GFI breaker, then you could have a small short from a wet exposed wire, or a neutral touching a ground wire or other ground.

If you are tripping a standard breaker then you have a hard short somewhere.

nicks240
05-16-2007, 01:33 PM
thanks for the help. also last year the system would come on , but every once and a while it would throw the breaker now, it just wont come on at all, could it be a bad pump?, it looks pretty old