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Flashing red light inside of one of my controllers

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I am running seven LOR controllers this year and one of them has a flashing red light inside instead of the green steady light.  This is my fifth year using LOR and was hoping to turn on by December 1.  Any help is appreciated.

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I would call light-o-Rama. They have been very helpful in the past for me. I have the older control gen.1/2 and some times blinking means there was a com error or run error. I have had good luck reseting the control to the factory defaults on my it’s J4 pin 2. I have also had bad CAT-5 cable also.

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Thanks for you reply Scott.  If your CAT-5 cable was bad, how did you know?  I would think that stuff would be fairly bulletproof but that might be my problem.  I'd hate to replace it as it is ~200 LF and snaking thru my house to get out to the controller in question.  But if that's what the issue is I'll do it.  In fact if that is what the issue is I may look into a light linker.

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The cable got kink too many times and one of wire inside broke. I have also had a cable end pin that failed. I use a simple CAT-5 tester set. Attached the newer version Home Depot normal has this one in stock.



If yours stays in an outdoor box the cat-5 end can get corrosion on the pins where is does not make up when plugged into the controller. Some times you can clean the pins other times I just replaced the end.

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