I can't believe you haven't figured this out yet...
Grand Blanc is commonly known to be near the center of an antimatter vortex causing widespread malfunction of many ordinary terrestrial electronic devices.
You either have to move anywhere outside of a 20 mile radius of GB to alleviate these "gremlins"... or... for a temporary fix... You can wear a tinfoil beanie hat (made from the heavy duty .030" foil)... and a matching pair of tinfoil wrist AND ankle bracelets while touching the machine at any time you wish it to run.
If this doesn't work... Don't worry.. we will come visit you at the group home.
(I am too tired to be anything but silly right now)