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I have a Toro TMC-212.  There is no power to the unit.  I checked the outlet it is plugged in to and there is power.  I think it maybe the transformer connection. Can i replace this part or should i just replace the whole unit?  If i need to purchuse a new unit what unit would be the easiest to install and manage?

It may be the transformer and if you can test that, do so. Otherwise usually the motherboard goes and the timer will need to be replaced.  Once a timer is installed it will always be easier to replace with a identical controller since the mounting holes and wire height will match. Here is a link to a replacement timer

As for another option you may consider Rain Bird ESP series or Hunter Pro C controller. Both of those would cost a little more and they would require a few more minutes installing but in my opinion they are of higher quality.  Please also keep in mind you are already familiar with your existing controller but basically they all have the same functions. The Rain Bird and Hunter controllers I believe will have more features.

Let me know how it ends up.



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Robert Diersing


I am able to answer any questions related to lawn irrigation systems and backflow devices. But pumps are not my speciality since they are not common in my area. Most of my product experience is in Hunter, Rainbird and Irritrol components.


I have been in the Irrigation Industry since 1998 with experience in everything from residential to athletic fields, commercial, industrial to complete Hospital campuses

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