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  • Bob and Barbara
    Austin, Just curious.... What model year RL1000 do you have? Chip and board set? Bob
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 13, 2009
      Austin, Just curious.... What model year RL1000 do you have? Chip and board set?


      --- In RoboMower@yahoogroups.com, Austin Morgan <admorgan@...> wrote:
      > My oldest mower was 10 years old when I traded it in for a new one. Never a
      > failed part although the gears were noisy, they never slipped and no grating
      > noise (just a quite squealing sound). I had another that lasted 9 years
      > before I traded it in also. Biggest mistake I ever made. My RL-1000 had to
      > be shipped and repaired 5 times before it consistently worked. It also still
      > doesn't do as good as my software upgraded 500's at the end of the day as
      > far as how the yard looks.
      > Austin
      > ----------------original message-----------------
      > From: "Seth" swjenkins@...
      > To: RoboMower@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 18:27:06 -0000
      > -------------------------------------------------
      > > You can disregard the previous post. Steve at Probotics was able to help
      > me
      > > out...$11 for a new terminal which isn't bad. Now hopefully my batteries
      > don't
      > > pay the price sitting around losing their charge while the new terminal is
      > in
      > > transit.
      > >
      > > I purchased my RL800 in 2003 and it ran great up until 08. Then it started
      > acting
      > > kooky and I started hearing the gears clicking. Didn't know what it was at
      > the time
      > > so I ordered new tires. Got those on and realized that wasn't the problem.
      > Sent the
      > > mower off to get the new gear case, ball bearings, etc. While it was being
      > repaired
      > > it was determined that it also needed a new controller. I got it home and
      > used it for
      > > the first time all season just last week. I put it out to mow the backyard
      > today and
      > > the terminal broke. Needless to say I wasn't happy, but I ordered two
      > terminals
      > > when I placed my order this afternoon. I guess my Robo was just too old?
      > Have others
      > > had similar experience of the mower just sort of having everything break
      > down in a
      > > really short time period once it reaches "old age"? I was just thinking on
      > my way
      > > back to work that I've put in 100% of the original purchase price into
      > repairs
      > > since last summer. I plan to get my money's worth out of Robo now, but
      > I've decided
      > > when I move I'm leaving him for the new owner. Hopefully I can keep the
      > old boy alive
      > > long enough...
      > >
      > >
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