How To Program Toro TMC-212 Controller

How To Program Toro TMC-212 Controller

How to program your Toro TMC-212 sprinkler system timer the easy way.

In this step by step guide we’ll walk you through setting up your Toro TMC-212 controller. We’ll go through everything you need to know to get your sprinklers running automatically.

Date & Time: The first step is getting your date and time set up.

  • Flip the knob over to “Current Time/Day
  • Use the “+” and “—” arrows to change the values, use the “NEXT” button to press enter and go to the next value.
  • This will take you through the time, date, month, and year.
  • Click next to select a 12 or 24 hour clock.
  • After you adjust your time and flip over, it should save your input.

Water Days: This is where we set up what days we want to water. Also, why it was necessary to set up the date and time. Without that, our watering days could be off.

This timer has ODD, EVEN, Calendar, and Interval watering options.

Odd and even options doesn’t allow any changes. Calendar allows you to choose which days you water. Interval is watering every 1-7 days. We’ll talk about the CAL (Calendar) option.

  • Flip over to “Watering Days”.
  • Press the “+” to cycle between the different watering options until you see “CAL”, click “Next” to stop the blinking.
  • Press the”+” to add days of the week you’d like to water. You’ll see them add to the screen if you are watering.
  • Press “—” arrow on everyday that you don’t want to water. You’ll see them come off the screen if you aren’t watering.
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Start Times: This setting determines what time your sprinklers come on. The Toro TMC-212 has three start times you can set up for one day. If you use multiple programs we recommend not using the same start time for more than one.

  • Flip the knob to “Start Times
  • Use the “+” and “—” signs to adjust the start time.
  • Press “Next” to move you through the other programs to adjust their start times as well, make sure they’re off unless you want them on.
  • To turn a program off, adjust the time before midnight. There you will see “OFF”. This means that program is off.

Run Times: This programs how long each zone will water your lawn.

  • Flip the knob to “Station Times” starting with zone one.
  • Use the “+” and “—” signs to adjust the run time for each zone.
  • Press “Next” to move through each zone and adjust the time, if you don’t want it to run turn the time down to 0:00.
  • You can have different run times for each zone, customize it suitable for your lawns needs.
  • Flip the knob to “Run”

That’s it! Your Toro TMC-212 sprinkler system is fully programmed and will run automatically now. Sit back and relax.