Can S9 vacuum North/South?

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Can S9 vacuum North/South?

Postby Superdog » June 17th, 2019, 5:49 pm

Hello,

I just picked up an S9 a few days ago. I like how it vacuums in traditional rows, instead of the random circular pattern of the old generation, but it always vacuums east/west. Is there a way to have it vacuum North/South? I have tried moving the docking station around to a few different locations but it always winds up going east/west. I like having the tracks appear North/South as that is how I have vacuumed in the past with a conventional upright.

What about yours? Is it also going east/west?
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Re: Can S9 vacuum North/South?

Postby bytemaster0 » June 17th, 2019, 6:05 pm

It goes along the longest dimension of the room. Cardinal direction doesn't matter, just room aspect/layout.
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Re: Can S9 vacuum North/South?

Postby BoxerBoi76 » June 17th, 2019, 6:27 pm

Superdog wrote:Hello,

I just picked up an S9 a few days ago. I like how it vacuums in traditional rows, instead of the random circular pattern of the old generation, but it always vacuums east/west. Is there a way to have it vacuum North/South? I have tried moving the docking station around to a few different locations but it always winds up going east/west. I like having the tracks appear North/South as that is how I have vacuumed in the past with a conventional upright.

What about yours? Is it also going east/west?
Perhaps submit a feature request?

Note: I’ve noticed on the i7, if I set it to perform two passes during a cleaning, it will vacuum in the other direction such that I have a # pattern when done.
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Re: Can S9 vacuum North/South?

Postby RTC » June 17th, 2019, 10:50 pm

Hmmm..... The 980 does both perpendicular directions.
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Re: Can S9 vacuum North/South?

Postby RTC » June 17th, 2019, 10:53 pm

bytemaster0 wrote:It goes along the longest dimension of the room. Cardinal direction doesn't matter, just room aspect/layout.

Hmmm..... So he has to rotate his house to get the direction he wants? That seems a bit impractical! :shock: :? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Can S9 vacuum North/South?

Postby gregj » June 19th, 2019, 3:56 am

doubt it has compass built in.
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Re: Can S9 vacuum North/South?

Postby RTC » June 19th, 2019, 8:38 am

gregj wrote:doubt it has compass built in.

Of course not. A previous post said that it follows the long direction only.
Apparently the long direction in the original poster's house is east/west.
So I was (jokingly) suggesting he had to rotate his house to make the long direction north/south to get the Roomba S9 to sweep the direction he prefers.
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