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How to Program a Toro GreenKeeper Control Box for a Sprinkler System

By Whitney Houston ; Updated September 21, 2017
The GreenKeeper controls underground pop-up and soaker sprinklers.

The Toro GreenKeeper 212 timer controls the start time, duration and day of irrigation activation. The GreenKeeper controls consist of a dial on the left side of the panel, a program switch, buttons on the right side and an LCD screen. The timer supports up to 12 programmable stations, three watering programs and season run times. The timer also features odd and even day schedule programming, calendar programming for individual days of the week and interval programming.

Twist the GreenKeeper knob clockwise to the “Current Time/Day” position to set the time and date. The “Hours” field on the display blinks. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to select the current time. Press “Next” to advance to the “Minutes” field. Use the “Up” or “Down” button to set the current minute and press “Next.” Press the “Up” or “Down” button to scroll to the current day. After the time and date are set correctly, twist the knob to “Run.”

Twist the GreenKeeper timer knob to “Watering Days.” Select a program using the “Program” switch and press “Next.” “Su” blinks and the set schedule for Sunday appears. Press “On” to add Sunday to the watering day schedule or press “Off” to remove it from the schedule. The display highlights the following day. Continue to use the “On” or “Off” button to schedule each day until all seven days of the week are scheduled. Twist the knob to “Run.”

Twist the dial to “Watering Days,” select the program you wish to set and press “Next” to set an interval schedule instead of an individual days schedule. Press the “Up” or “Down” button until the desired interval appears and press “Next.” The start day blinks. Press the “Up” or “Down” button until the desired day appears. Twist the knob to “Run.”

Twist the dial to “Watering Days,” select the program you wish to set and press the “Up” or “Down” button to select “Odd” or “Even.” Twist the dial back to “Run.”

Twist the dial to “Program Start Time” and select the program you wish to set. The first program start time blinks on the screen. If “Off” is displayed, press the “Up” or “Down” button to display the currently set start time. Press “Next.” The “Hours” field blinks. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to select the desired hour and press “Next.” Press the “Up” or “Down” button to select the desired minute and press “Next.” Twist the knob to “Run.”

Twist the knob to “Station Times,” select the desired program and press “Next.” Press the “Up” or “Down” button to set the run time or duration of the watering session. Press “Next” and twist the knob to “Run.”

 

About the Author

 

Whitney Houston began writing in 2006. Her work has been published in "BUST" and PaperDolls magazines. Houston attended St. Edward's University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in photocommunications (photography and digital imaging).