There are other ways to get that thing to self oscillate. Please note that this info is more generally for less-programmed delays (IE, analog delays, not the DL4).
First off, what gets the thing repeating and finally oscillating is an actual feedback loop connected from the output to the input of the the delay creating chip in the pedal. The signal goes through some amplifiers, filters, expansion, and compression... the repeat potentiometer determines how much through all of this process the echoed, repeated signal gets attentuated. If you're lucky, there might be another resistor elsewhere in series with the repeat potentiometer... look at the traces on the PCB. Then, but lowering the resistance, you'd get self oscillation. It's hard to explain without looking at the circuit itself.
You can also do a more "brute" method by just making a whole new feedback loop in the pedal-by creating a simple feedback loop from the input of the circuit to the output. Here, instead of connecting the input and output of the delay chip with a carefully tweaked compression, expansion, and attentuation circuit, you're just creating a damn feedback loop. It will work, but it will be harder to control... what you are going to want to do is solder a wire to the input jack's tip conductor, then to one end of a potentiometer, then the center lug of the potentiometer to the tip conductor of the output jack... Find the resistance where the pedal starts to self oscillate comfortably when the repeat pot is about 3-4oclock. Use a 100k pot to start. Measure that resistance, get a potentiometer of close value, and just solder the thing together... wham, you've got a new feedback loop in series with the other one that will coax it into oscillation. Note that if you disconnect the input with the output still plugged in, it will go NUTS because (basically, even though it is more complex) you have 1 signal, just the feedback, going back into the circuit, instead of 2, the guitar and the feedback.
I did the first mod to an SAD-1 a while back and some other delay... I've done the feedback loop mod to make an underclocked chorus self oscilllate along with a couple other times to other, nonecho effects.
Hope some of that was useful.