How long did you let it sit? It's not like turning on a light switch. I don't have that exact one but one very similar. Depending on how much tubing, working pressure, etc., may take a little while before it builds enough pressure to start to flow. If it flows when you crank it up, then that shows that the solenoid is open and it's flowing and kind of demonstrates the point. Let it run for ~30 min or so and it probably will start bubbling.
Also without a check valve water may siphon back into the tube and it will have to push that out first.
Also need to check for leaks. Some may not appear until there's enough pressure in the system.