Orbit B-hyve HACS Integration - Switch Only Turns on Timer for 5 Minutes

There was a separate issue on this topic here; it was marked as “solved”, but the solution did not work for me.

The issue is whenever I toggle the switch on (inside Home Assistant) the default timer is set for 5 minutes. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

What I’ve done so far:

  1. Changed the mode inside the B-hyve app from “auto” to “off”
  2. Set the manual watering program time in the app to 10 minutes.
  3. When I look at the “manual_preset_runtime” attribute inside home assistant, it is set for 300 seconds (5 minutes) - see screenshot.

I think you have to use the service bhyve.start_watering and bhyve.stop_watering… start_watering takes a value of minutes so you can set the duration that way.

GitHub - sebr/bhyve-home-assistant: Orbit BHyve custom component for Home Assistant (Look at the services section)

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Very helpful. Thank you. Looking at the services, there is also one for " bhyve.set_manual_preset_runtime" but it does not work for my device. They say it’s functionality is spotty.