I had the sprinkler system revised in May 2019. The installers replaced both valves with Lawn Genie 3/4” valves. About 6 months later, I replaced a sprinkler head (1/4 circle to 1/2). I turned on the water valve manually using the bleed screw, as shown to me by the installers. When I tried to turn off the water by closing the bleed screw, the sprinklers continued to run. I had to turn off the water at the pipe. The installers came back, and replaced the valve with a new 1. Yesterday, I turned on the new valve using the bleed screw. I was testing a sprinkler head that seems to not be working. Not knowing/ remembering which valve belongs to which station, I started with the new 1. Guess what? The water won’t shut off - again.
How do I fix this situation? I am a DYIer, and would prefer to fix this myself. I just need guidance. Does the valve have to be replaced, again? Or is there a fix? Right now, I have to manually water the entire back yard with a regular sprinkler, because with the water valve stuck open, the other station doesn’t have enough water pressure to even lift the heads.
The valve top reads at the very top 54000. But I don’t know what that is. It is a 3/4” valve from Lawn Genie, 150 PSI max. 110°F H2O max