paulina wrote:... - trying my damndest to get scooba 2 to put out water - .... tried all the fixes,...
Paulina, I grasp your frustration, but take a look at the following list of things to do/check, and tell me if you have done all:
Here are a few actions that Scooba owners may do when no solution is ejected by the robot:
1) When you first attempt to set Scooba into its cleaning mode, listen for the sound of a motor operating, just after pressing Clean. There will be no other observable action(s), just the motor's sound. That is the pump's motor. It will run for about three seconds before the robot 'decides' YES, there is solution passing through me, I will switch ON the other motors and start to work. But, if no solution is detected by a sensor in the Lance & Elbow
, the pump-motor will be shut off and an error will be indicated. If you do not hear the motor running before anything else happens, there is no use proceeding and the Scooba must be returned to the seller.
2) Do a visual inspection of the three-legged portion of the Inlet-Lance. If one or more "legs" are broken, the Lance may not be stiff enough to open the solution delivery valve located in the Tank. If the Lance has been damaged, there is no use proceeding and you must return Scooba to the seller.
3) Apply a hand-pump (bulb-syringe, or turkey-baster), filled with dilute solution (or water), to the Inlet-Lance and force liquid into the Lance and through the Pump, all the way to the floor-jets. Examine the surface under Scooba to find two wet spots and a wet streak between them -- if the passageways are clear. If only one jet is ejecting, block it with a finger-tip while repeating the purging.
4) Fill the Clean Tank with properly diluted cleaner. Initially, the stopper must be left open, while holding the Tank level (in the orientation it would have if attached to the robot). In that orientation, depress the Outlet Valve (a.k.a, "Feed-Port", see list-element #6 at Figure 3
) with a small rod. While the Outlet-Valve is held open, liquid should flow freely down the rod and onto your fingers. Close the stopper and repeat the outlet-flow check. If flow stops, it is safe to conclude that the Vent Valve is stuck closed. In that case, you should kiss a water filled hand-pump against the Vent-Valve Figure 4, Item #7
and force some liquid through it and into the Clean Tank (while doing that clearing, the Tank may be held in any orientation--for convenience). Wetting the lips of that valve should put it back in operation. About the only other fault that will prevent solution out-flow is a plugged filter screen which precedes the valve. The filter-mesh is visible through the clear wall of the Clean tank. If solution fails to flow out of the Tank at this time, a replacement Tank should be requested from iRobot
(or the Scooba may be returned to the seller).
You have now verified that the pump-motor is operational, the Clean Tank is able to drain out solution, the Lance is strong enough to operate the Outlet Valve to make that happen, and that the fluid conduit(s) to, through, and out of the pump are clear passages all the way to the two jet orifices. You should attempt to make Scooba go to work at this point. If Scooba fails to put down solution and get to cleaning at this point, back to the seller with it!