RD600, RD900, RD1200 Irritrol RainDial Manuals and Programming Guides

Links to various RD600 series Irritrol RainDial Manuals, RainDial User Guides and Programming information can be found below.

  1. For programming tutorials and templates, click here 
  2. If you’re looking for a manual, see below, but you should definitely check out the DIY Troubleshooting pages  They usually provide better answers to problems than the manual will.
  3. For Irritrol Rain Dial manuals and user guides, keep reading.

The RD600, RD900, and RD1200 modules are all described in the same user manual.  Is your controller not working the way you expect?   The Irritrol RainDial manuals are good, but if the controller is failing, the user manual won’t help. As they fail, the RainDial controller often behaves erratic and becomes intermittent as it begins to fail. If you think your controller may be failing, repairing them is our business; if the manuals and programming tips mentioned below don’t help solve your problem, we would appreciate your business repairing the controller.

Click the picture below for lots of troubleshooting and “How do I” topics.

You can determine the age of your Irritrol Rain Dial controller by looking at the date code printed in the battery compartment.

Irritrol RainDial Manuals for RD600, RD900, and RD1200 controllers

It helps to go to the source; look here for Irritrol Brand website.  Look for user manuals here.

PROGRAMMING GUIDES, Templates and Videos

For help programming the RainDial RD600-1200 series sprinkler/irrigation controllers, see the following programming guide and then review the manuals above.

Here’s a PDF of the Irritrol Rain Dial programming template. guide, and example template.

For a good Rain Dial RD600, RD900, RD1200 programming video tutorial, go here. or click below:

RD600 RD1200 RD900 programming manual

RD600+ rain dial programming instructions

Most of the Irritrol Rain Dial controllers operate in the same way.  Newer controllers have some additional features but the basic user interface has not changed in years. They’re easy to understand, easy to use, and a large selection dial makes for a friendly user interface. They are excellent timers compared to the competition.