It is important to know the various bad valve symptoms that can cause sprinkler problems when troubleshooting an irrigation system. When a sprinkler valve is not working properly the effects can vary significantly. There are many components on a sprinkler valve that can break or malfunction. To make matters more complicated, a bad valve doesn’t always behave the same way. Bad valve symptoms can appear to be a broken sprinkler head or household water pressure problems. Knowing and being able to identify the symptoms of a broke sprinkler valve can make troubleshooting your irrigation system problems much easier.