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Orbit watermaster I am trying to manualy water do I have to program it to be able to get it to come on, so I can test it?

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1) You can use Fixya live phone support.
Keep in mind, there is no repair for busted timers.
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Next thing is to connect timer to different outlet.
If circuit has florescent lights, then unplug or turn off florescent lights to see if problem clears up.
Next thing is to review troubleshoot page 18 in manual:
The on-line manual can be word-searched, and has page number that we can both refer to when discussing the timer.
Next thing is to write out the steps. It sounds ridiculous, since the manual has the steps. But when manuals get confusing for me, I write out the steps until they are clear.
Another thing to watch for is conflicting programs: write out the programs before starting.

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