My SmartLine controller runs the same program over and over. Is something wrong?

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    Cshimy

    "If you are using a SLW series weather station, you should only have one start time programmed."

    But in another article (https://smartlink.zendesk.com/entries/22236661-Why-is-my-system-repeating-a-watering-cycle-), it states

    "If you are using Auto Adjust mode with an SLW weather station, the Auto Adjust mode will automatically divide run times to minimize water run off. "

    There seems to be value in the second statement, but conflicts with the first statement  quoted.  How should someone differentiate between these two guidance statements?

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    Darren Harris

    Smartline will cycle/soak based on programming within a start time to prevent run off. Some users prefer to have a morning and evening start time to split the water before and after the heat of the day. In this case, the controller applies ½ at the morning and cycles if needed to prevent runoff, and ½ in the evening cycling the same.

     

    Start times are designed for when you want the irrigation to occur.

    Run/Soak is designed to prevent runoff when the irrigation cycle is running.

     

     

    The reason is in the past, you would need to set multiple start times to run/soak to prevent run off. Not with Smartline. If your desire is runoff preventions, the controller does it for you. 

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