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Re: iRobot 5800 Scooba Vacuum dirt not going into the...
You can try rinsing the tank very thoroughly with warm water. Be very sure that you rinse the four ports on the underside of the tank (one round, two oval, one curved like Scooba's filter) very thoroughly, because all the dirt and dirty water moves through those openings and can clog things up.
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the dirty water lines may be clogged. I don't exactly know how to un-clog it, but I would check to see if there is any way to flush them out. or talk to the company's customer service people. They would know what to do without voiding the warrenty.
Hello, Take the battery out and hold the switch down for 30 seconds, to reset the curcuit board, then charge back up for 12 hours. this should take care of it. If I can help future please call @ 1561-848-3387 Thank you, Teresa. Clean Sweep Vacuums
No repair services anywhere, unfortunately. It does sound like you might need a new battery, but the issue could also be the power button. I suggest giving us a call at 1-877-855-8593 so that we can more accurately determine what the problem might be and how we can most efficiently help you to solve it.
I have had the same problem for six months and finally found the solution.
The problem is that the air duct into the dirty water tank was blocked.
The air flows up the black removeable hose, into the dirty water tank
and out through the filter. With the air duct into the dirty water tank
blocked, no dirt gets anywhere near the filter.
The black removeable hose is the hose in the base of Scooba that the
instructions tell the user to clean after each use. Despite cleaning
this hose after each use, plenty of cat hair and other dirt passed by
the hose and got lodged above it on the tank side of the incoming air
The air duct into the dirty water tank is formed out of the blue
plastic the tank is made from. You can find it by looking to see where
the black removeable hose lines up with the tank when it is placed on
Scooba. It is the same diameter is a the removeable black hose so you
can't miss it.
Getting the gunk out is tricky because there is a bend in the duct. I
fished most of it out with my fingers and then poked a bendable plastic
spoon handle to get further down the duct. I then flushed water down it
and shook the tank to get more out. After cleaning, water dripped into
the air vent would come out the dirty water tank drain hole with little
After cleaning the air intake duct I ran my Scooba and got dirt in the filter for the first time in months.