Why does my system turn on again?

A common reason for a controller to repeat a cycle is too many programmed start times. Only one start time per active program is required, a second start time will cycle the program an additional time.

NOTE: In the Start Times dial position, the numbers 1-4 do not represent stations. The numbers represent the program start times. Each program can start up to 4 times on the set days to water. One start time will activate all stations sequentially in that program. If you want the stations to operate one time in sequential order and then not repeat, set start times 2, 3, and 4 to OFF. Multiple start times in a program can be used for separate morning, afternoon, or evening watering cycles.

Example: Program A has four stations (1-4) assigned to it and the program has one morning start time at 5:30 AM and an evening start time at 7:00 PM. At 5:30 AM, station 1 will water, followed by station 2, then station 3, and so on until all four stations have watered. At 7:00 PM, the controller will water the exact same cycle a second time.  Start times should appear as you see in the chart below:

Start Time Program A Program B Program C
1 5:30 AM OFF OFF
2 7:00 PM OFF OFF

Individual stations are assigned to a program (A,b,C). Each program requires only one start time to initiate a watering sequence of all the stations assigned to that program. Start times are assigned to programs, not stations. The controller will operate the stations in numerical order. When a station has completed its watering time, the controller will switch to the next station in that program automatically.

Instructions for Eliminating a Program Start Time:
  1. Turn the dial set to the START TIMES position.
  2. Press the PRG button to toggle between programs if necessary.
  3. Press the Right Arrow to check for additional start times.
  4. Press either the + and - button until you reach 12:00 AM (Midnight). Press the - button once more and the screen will display OFF. The OFF position is between 11:45 PM and 12:00 AM.
  5. Repeat steps to remove any additional start times.

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