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My sprinkler system will not run when I push the on button. I can however run individual stations by using the manual button but that only runs one station at a time. I want all the stations to run.

It won't run automatically either. I tried resetting it by removing battery and Ac.

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Any time you remove battery or unplug both at the same time your system will need to be reprogram. the "on" button just turns system on you need to turn your function button to what you want to do... in your case just use the "test" button it will turn on all zones one at a time.

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