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?
Home Improvement Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for contractors and serious DIYers. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
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).