Question about iRobot 5900 Scooba Robotic Wet/Dry Vacuum
Shouldn't the floor be left dry. i just got this not too long ago, but i understood that it would dry also. could it be that the squeegee thing isn't attached quite right or that it needs replaced. it wasn't brand new when i got it.
There are only a few things that can cause the condition you describe. First would be to verify that the vacuum/blower motor is running. You can test this by placing your hand on the floor opposite the side where the charger is connected and see if you feel air movement. If no air is felt, there's your problem. Second, there is a valve located in the dirty tank that if blocked will prevent water pick-up. To resolve and clear this condition will require several processes to occur at once. Fill the dirty tank half way with hot water, add Scooba cup of vinegar. Close the stopper and shake the "Good Grief" out of the tank. This action is necessary and may have to be repeated several times to clear the flapper valve in the dirty tank. Third, there may be a poor seal between the tank and the Scooba base. Verify that both the left and right sides of the tank are close to the base and equal in distance. If the right side is farther away from the tank (larger gap) then water pick up will be poor. Some Scoobe owners resort to using duct tape to hold down the tank. Fourth, verify that the thin rubber pieces on the bottom of the tank are not deformed and properly seated in the grooves. hope this helps
Posted on Jan 14, 2008
This helped - I didn't realize it was all clogged up with junk- the shaking the "good grief" out of it worked!
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
Your suggestion worked great...my Scooba is now picking up water again! Thank you!
Posted on Nov 29, 2009
I saw somewhere a solution about Scooba not picking up dirty water. I saw the user recommended cleaning Scooba orifices with a little thing called TurboSnake which is cheap. I used it and omg, I removed a lot of gunk from inside. It was clogging the system for sure.
I noticed now my Scooba gets really dirty water in the dirty tank!!!
Whoever posted that suggestion, thank you so much
Posted on Apr 27, 2011
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