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My dirt dog will be green after chargijg, but it will not start when I put it on the floor.

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There is a problem on the battery of your robot.The battery is not charging very well try replacing the battery with a new one..good luck let me hear how it goes..

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First of all if the units' power light is is illumitation or not. If not, remove the unit's battery, by pushing the side clips and reinsert the battery making sure that you hear an audiable click. Look at the wheels and brush for free of hair and debris, by inspecting and clean the bottom of the robot. If the wheel is struck, or not touching the ground, it won't go on. Inspect whether the main brush can be turned or jammed. If found jammed, turn over dirt dog, and remove the brush guard by pushing the two yello tabs, remove the brushes, clear any obstructions replace them. If something will wrapped around the wheel, it won't turn and the unit won't work. Use compressed air to clean the underside of the unit. Try these and even it doesn't work, the motor inside it will be faulty, and should be replaced. OK.

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By now I bet most of you have seen one of these.
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They scrub your floors and they clean your shop, and some of them even do it on a schedule, while others clean out your rain gutters, and the expensive ones clean your pool!

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Yes Irobot sells a Roomba called a scheduler which has a remote control, but they can all be programmed with that same remote control to clean at any time you desire, 7 days a week, once a day. The real beauty of this though is that you can buy that remote on Ebay for pretty cheap.

The only thing you have to remember is to set them to different times and feed those times in separately. You MUST have the Irobot turned on prior to sending it a schedule, otherwise you wont hear a confirmation tone.

Lets say you want the Dirt Dog to clean up a pretty nasty floor before the Roomba does it's thing. You set the day, lets make it Wednesday.
Now you set the scheduler on the remote control pad so the Irobot runs when you're asleep.

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Then we set the Roomba for 1am. For each time we set for each device there will have to be a code sent and recorded by the device itself, which wil be followed by a short confirmation tone.

Remember that before you send a new schedule to a different robot, you will have to erase or modify the old schedule recorded in the remote control. The schedule doesn't need to be present on the remote control for the Irobot to run on time. Once the schedule has been sent and the confirmation tone has sounded, nothing else needs to be done for the Irobot to do it's job, so you can safely wipe the previous schedule and set a new one, then send that schedule to another Irobot.

When the Remote Control sends a code, it effectively sets the clock on the Irobot, then tells it when to run according to that clock.

Now lets say you want the kitchen floors scrubbed every wednesday, but you dont want the Scooba bumping into either the Dirt Dog or the Roomba.
The solution is to set it to run at 2am.

The end result is a very clean floor that even your toddler can safely play on. Lets also remember that the very same remote control you use to set those schedules can also be used to guide and control the Irobot much like you would a remote controlled toy car. SO, if you have a party and someone spills a drink, you can simply guide the Scooba to that spot and have it wash and wet-vac the area.

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ahh the good ol electronics on vacuums selling the product again...

not to worry, your feature is working properly, your vacuum is working fine too.

Imagine if you will making a circle with your pointer finger and your thumb. Now put a string or thread across in a straight line there. The string would be the size of the beam of light that the sensor uses. Your finger and thumb are about the size of the tube that the dirt and dust is passing by. Unless the dirt passes and cuts through the beam of light, then it will register. otherwise if it passes around the beam of light, the sensor thinks your carpet is clean.

The opposite sometimes will happen too where it will stay constant red. That means that the sensor is completely covered in dirt and will not register anymore.

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Dear woodzylovgf, Sat 02-21-2009 2:44am EST (USA)

RE: iRobot 1100 Dirt Dog Bagless Robotic Vacuum "Schedule"

Try clicking on the following link for scheduling @

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Dear zbabe, Friday 02-21-2009 3:14am EST (USA)

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Read the "Troubleshooting" Section of the iRobot Dirt Dog Manual @

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