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Sprinkler Repair

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Sprinkler Repair


If you’ve noticed that your Rainbird 5004 sprinkler head isn’t rotating as it should, it can be a frustrating issue that affects the coverage and efficiency of your irrigation system. Before you call in the professionals, there are several troubleshooting steps you can take to diagnose and possibly fix the issue yourself.

Step 1: Check for Debris

The most common reason for a Rainbird 5004 sprinkler head to stop rotating is debris caught in the sprinkler mechanism.

  • Solution: Carefully remove the sprinkler head from its base. Rinse the sprinkler with water to dislodge any dirt or debris. Be sure to check the filter located inside the sprinkler head; this can often become clogged and needs to be cleaned or replaced.

Step 2: Inspect for Damage

Inspect the sprinkler head for any signs of damage. If the sprinkler has been struck by a lawnmower or trimmer, it could be physically damaged, preventing rotation.

  • Solution: If there is visible damage, the best course of action is to replace the sprinkler head with a new one.

Step 3: Adjust the Tension

Rainbird 5004 sprinkler heads have an adjustable tension screw that affects the rotation speed. If turned too far in one direction, it might prevent the sprinkler head from rotating.

  • Solution: Locate the tension adjustment screw on top of the sprinkler head. Use a small flathead screwdriver to adjust the screw slightly and then test the sprinkler. Make small adjustments until the sprinkler begins to rotate properly.

Step 4: Check the Water Pressure

Low water pressure can also cause a Rainbird 5004 not to rotate because there isn’t enough force to move the mechanism.

  • Solution: Check other sprinklers in the same zone to see if they exhibit similar issues. If all sprinklers in the zone are affected, there may be an issue with the main water supply or valve. You might need to clean the valve filter or consult with a professional if the problem persists.

Step 5: Ensure Proper Installation

Incorrect installation can affect the performance of the sprinkler head. Ensure that the sprinkler is installed at the correct height and angle.

  • Solution: Refer to the Rainbird installation guide for the 5004 model to verify that your sprinkler is installed correctly. Make any necessary adjustments to ensure the head is positioned for optimal performance.

Step 6: Contact Technical Support

If you’ve gone through all the aforementioned steps and your Rainbird 5004 sprinkler head still isn’t rotating, it may be time to seek further help.

  • Solution: Reach out to Rainbird’s customer support or a professional irrigation technician. It’s possible there may be an internal issue with the sprinkler head that requires specialized attention.

By following these troubleshooting steps, most rotation issues with the Rainbird 5004 sprinkler head can be resolved. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning and inspection, can prevent many of these issues from occurring, ensuring your irrigation system operates effectively for years to come.


If you have any questions or need any type of sprinkler system repair, the experts at Sprinkler Repair Guy will be glad to help. Give us a call or 800-824-1321 to set an appointment.