rl1000 docking issue/Front Wheel Problem..
- Bit of a saga here - My RL1000 was previously backing out of the dock.
I noted that the power supply was dropping to below 24V when under
load. I solved that problem by swapping it out with a spare that I
had. The voltage is now a pretty healthy 39V (is that too high?)
Well, that worked fine for a week or so, but now the RL1000 won't
recognise the dock - it mounts the dock, then responds with the
ominous "Front Wheel Problem" message. I note also that there is no
voltage present on the contact plates, but there is definately power
to the circuit board.
Has the charging station circuit board developed a fault? Is there
normally a voltage present when the RL1000 is out of the dock (or does
it switch on only after a sucessful dock?)
- How old is your RL1000? Look at the bottom of your front wheel shaft where it has two "pinch points".... is there a washer prest onto the pinch points or a "floating" washer that is loose? I will put something in my AutoMate Tools files section that will show that there is a fix for the older RL1000's that have a floating washer. The pinch points wear out and cause a docking problem on older RL1000's. There is a replacement shaft (like I mentioned above)with a stationary washe press-fit onto the pinch points. I just fixed an RL1000 customer's front wheel last week that had your same problem...my first discovery of the problem...call or text me at 214-538-0409 and I can send you a new shaft. I will also talk to you about the higher voltage power supply...
Matt Cooper, Owner of AutoMate Tools
Friendly Robotics Authorized Sales and Service,
New RL and RM Robomowers & Durable Greenhouses
Service specializing repairs and complete/partial upgrades*
(Software, circuit boards, gear case upgrades, etc - a full service company)Phone # (214) 538-0409, Located at Mesquite, Texas - Serving all USA and Canada.
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