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Controller not appearing in scan list or loses connection

Cause:

  • Out of Bluetooth range.
  • Dead battery

Solution

  • Move in plain view of controller.
  • Replace the batteries (1 or 2 9V alkaline batteries).
Visible controller, but cannot connect or stay connected; receives Errors

Cause:

  • Low battery.
  • Incompatible smartphone.

Solution

  • Cycle controller batteries.
  • Reboot smartphone.
  • Reinstall Hunter NODE-BT App.
  • Reset Phone Network Settings
  • Verify Phone and App compatibility: iOS 9.0 or above, and Android 5.0 or above
Manual button press not responding

Cause:

  • Dead battery.

Solution

  • Replace the batteries (1 or 2 9V alkaline batteries).
App shows running, but no watering

Cause:

  • No water pressure.
  • Faulty or incompatible solenoid.
  • Connected to wrong device.
  • Turns on then off.

Solution

  • Turn on main system water supply.
  • Replace solenoid. (Must use Hunter DC latching solenoid (P/N 458200) or other compatible DC latching solenoid.)
  • Reconnect to controller.
  • Used AC solenoid. Must be DC solenoid.
Automatic irrigation does not start at start time

Cause:

  • NODE-BT in System Off mode.
  • AM/PM or 24-hour start time not set correctly
  • Water days not set correctly.
  • Cycle and Soak is enabled.
  • Sensor Alarm is detected (Soil sensor, Clik-Delay, or Rain/Clik sensor)

Solution

  • Verify that NODE-BT is programmed for automatic watering.
  • Correct AM/PM or 24-hour start time.
  • Correct water days.
  • Disable Sensors or Station settings.
Controller repeats cycles

Cause:

  • NODE-BT has more than one start time assigned to it. Each station has up to eight start times for each of the three programs./li>
  • Cycle and Soak waters in intervals.

Solution

  • Eliminate device start times as needed.
  • Correct the Cycle and Soak Times in station settings.
Change to incorrect app passcode

Cause:

  • Forgot passcode.

Solution

  • Remove controller batteries.
  • Wait one minute.
  • Press and Hold Stop Station Button while reinserting the batteries until Battery Check LED turns amber.
  • Create new passcode in NODE-BT app.
Rain or Soil sensor does not suspend watering

Cause:

  • Rain or Soil sensor is defective or miswired.

Solution

  • Verify proper operation of the rain or soil sensor and wire connections.
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