Problems homing

VimFuagoVimFuago Member

I have an AEG rx9 to review and whilst the cleaning performance is very good, its got a problem trying to park in the base station, it's never actually succeeded, it just catches the bumper where the brush is every time, it then tried again lots of times, always making the same mistake, and not adapting it's parking behaviour.

Is there something I can do to fix this? Obviously not bring able to go back and recharge itself is a crucial part of its operation, and my review is going to be less than favourable if this isn't really something that's easily sorted. A £700 robot really needs to be able to park itself.

Firmware 38.7


  • raahlbraahlb Member, Moderator mod

    Where is your charger located? Preferably it should be on hard-floor, not a carpet. If you only have wall-to-wall carpets, try switching which wall the charger is placed against - often there is a "main direction" of the carpet, which the robot slips in.

  • VimFuagoVimFuago Member

    Homing seems a bit better on the other side of the room, it took 3 attempts to home and did get there eventually. The will tell if it's robust.

    It does feel like there is some room for improvement, I assume the bumper has sensors both sides, could it not learn from its previous parking failures, if it always comes in too far on the left, dial it back a notch in future...

  • raahlbraahlb Member, Moderator mod

    Yes, we've been considering something like that. We're a bit too trusting of the laser sensor right now, which often is a problem if there's a carpet.

  • ruthieruthie Member

    Same thing happened to my pure i9 and now it wont start and there is no power to the unit??

  • raahlbraahlb Member, Moderator mod

    @ruthie, might be a battery issue. I suggest you contact service. You could try pulling out the batteries for half a minute and see if it recovers.

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