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Steven – thank you. I bet that is my problem. My Rainbird sensor is a wired (2 wire) sensor that is normally closed.
So I would disconnect the Com wire that goes to my valves. Connect one wire of the sensor to the Com wire and connect the other wire of the sensor to the Com terminal.
That is different than my Rainbird controller. It had me connect both sensor wires to the 2 sensor terminals.
This was from the Rainbird controller manual:
“Most sensors have two wires or two terminals designed to be connected to the valve common wire. Instead of connecting to the valve common wire, connect these wires or terminals to the “SENS” terminals on the ESP Modular controller.”
Thanks again for your help. I would have never guessed the sensor terminals on the Orbit were for wireless sensors only.