I have a watermaster (now orbit) timer.

I replaced a bad solenoid with "the only orbit solenoid that fits the hole" at home depot, the Orbit 57861 13V

Now my fuses in the timer immediately blow when I try to use this brand new solenoid, why?


Turns out that new solenoid was a "13V DC solenoid for battery operated timer" and my timer is a watermaster "24v AC" wired timer.

Which apparently causes fuses to blow. Using the right solenoid it works now. I had better luck finding them at Lowes, YMMV, they do exist anyway (small head 24V solenoids).

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    I was curious what would happen, thank you for doing the experiment. – Polypipe Wrangler Nov 10 '20 at 4:19

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