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Question DetailsAsked on 8/4/2012

My rainbird rotary sprinkler sticks, it stops turning, what do I do?

While the rotor sprinklers are running, a few while stop and spray in one position. How do I fix this problem?

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First you need to know which type you have.
This site will show pictures of the type of sprinkler you have. If you had the system installed this summer, I would call the installer. The adjustment should be free. For me, the easiest fix is to unscrew the head. Be very sure that no dirt gets into the pipe. Take the head to the hardware store and just replace it. The heads are inexpensive. Also be sure that dirt does not sit on the sprinkler head after watering. The 2 web sites should answer all of your questions.


Answered 8 years ago by gardengal7


In our experience, once a rotor stops turning it is a goodindication that it has reached its lifespan. Trying to fix it is usually notworth it as the problem is likely to reoccur. These days, rotors are fairly inexpensive. As a landscape irrigator, wejust replace them, as it is more cost effective to do so. Please note that if your rotor is less than 1year old, it will be covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. As aninstaller, we provide a full 3-year warranty that covers parts and labor. Whattype of warranty did your installer provide?

For your reference, we use Hunter PGJ rotors for theirlongevity.

Good luck!

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Answered 8 years ago by HoustonProServices


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