Robot out of pool starting?

justdahl81

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May 15, 2020
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Chesapeake, VA
My wife took put our robot on the pool deck while the kids were swimming yesterday but left it plugged in. Just curious, if I had it scheduled to clean the pool this morning, would it be driving across my lawn right now or would it know that it’s not in the water? Would rather not vacuum my lawn with it. Lol
 

setsailsoon

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Welcome to TFP!

My robot is a Pentair Warrior SE. The instructions say running out of water will damage and void the warranty.

Chris
 

Jimrahbe

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It will start up and move a little, but then will fail the self test because it is not in the water and shut off..

On the older ones, you can flip them upside down and it will run the self tests.. I have not tried it on my S200's but suspect it will work.

Thanks,

Jim R.