15447Re: [RoboMower] Re: What happened to this group?
- Nov 9, 2008Yes I have had the same problem. Twice my RL1000 left my yard and entered the neighbors. I have also had the mower run along the perimeter wire in the opposite direction, clockwise instead of counter-clockwise.
--- On Sun, 11/9/08, Christopher Zach <cz@...> wrote:
From: Christopher Zach <cz@...>
Subject: Re: [RoboMower] Re: What happened to this group?
Date: Sunday, November 9, 2008, 4:32 PM
Leszek Skulski wrote:
> As far asd your comment of mowers not workign perfectly, I had two Robomowers fail in one week. My RL800 had the keypad go bad out of the blue. A $120 fix I wish did not happen, but could be worse. My RL1000 on the other hand had a much more severe malfunction. It drove out of the perimeter wire a good 30 feet or so. Normally that would probably not be a bd thing, but the last 10 feet of that journey was the competition ski lake behind my home. Needless to say, it's 100% dead, but I am happy to say that Robomower is standing behind their product and promised to replace it. Steve at Probotics in PA where I purchased my RL1000 was nice enough to help me with all this and is taking care of my replacement as I post. There still is not a real good explanation for what happened though, hence the replacement as this is just not supposed to happen. I have since mowed the same area with my repaired RL800 and no problems, so I hope this is a one
> in a billion glitch. Anyone else ever had an RL1000 go rogue?
Neat! So it actually got 10 feet into the lake before it died? I'm
impressed; must be the rain-proofing.
I'm not sure if the Robomower boards are conformal coated or not; if so
taking it totally apart and washing it in isopropyl alcohol should get
it running; I once had an electric car controller that sat for a month
in antifreeze/water that came back after being soaked in alcohol, then
again and again then dried in a 120 degree oven. However if it went
rolling out of the field something is massively wrong.
Fixing the controller switches is not hard if one knows how to solder:
Radio shack sells the micro-switches and I was able to remove the old
ones and put new ones on with a 15 watt iron. Just use really thin solder.
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