iRobot® Scooba®
Owner’s Manual
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Congratulations and welcome to the world of iRobot! You have
joined the growing number of people who have discovered a
smarter way to clean.
iRobot Scooba is an innovative and easy-to-use product that
will change the way you clean hard floors. Scooba frees you to
manage other household tasks while it cleans, so you can wash
your hard floors more frequently and get more done.
Please take a few moments to review this manual to get
acquainted with Scooba. Should you have any further
questions, visit our website at www.irobot.com.
Thank you for joining the iRobot revolution. We look forward to
bringing you more groundbreaking products that will change
and improve your world.
On behalf of the entire iRobot team,
Colin Angle
Co-Founder and CEO
iRobot Corporation
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Dear iRobot® Scooba® Owner,
Important Tips
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Do NOT use bleach in Scooba. Bleach may damage the robot and will
void the warranty.
Scooba contains electronic parts. Do NOT submerge Scooba or spray
with water. Clean with a damp cloth only.
Store or operate Scooba in room temperature environments only,
freezing may damage Scooba.
Scooba is not recommended for use on unfinished or unsealed wood or
pre-laminated flooring, which can easily be damaged by wet cleaning
methods.
Always consult your floor manufacturer for approved cleaning methods.
Scooba’s Anatomy and Lights.........................................6 – 7
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Use only the recommended amount of Scooba cleaning solution or
vinegar. Other fluids may corrode electronic parts, cause excessive
foaming, or create poor traction and will void the warranty. See page 14
for details.
Table of Contents
Scooba’s Cleaning Pattern...............................................8
Battery Performance........................................................9
Battery Installation and Removal.....................................10
Charging Scooba.............................................................11
Scooba’s Tank..................................................................12 – 13
Scooba’s Cleaning System..............................................14
Scooba Cleaning Solution................................................15
Scooba’s Virtual Wall........................................................16
Scooba Maintenance.......................................................17 – 18
Avoiding Common Mistakes............................................19 – 20
Troubleshooting................................................................21 – 24
For Best Performance
Safety Instructions............................................................25 – 26
TIP: Scooba is designed to work with 7 ml of Scooba cleaning solution or
60 ml of white vinegar and water. You also can use Scooba with plain
tap water.
• Remove furniture, clutter, and lightweight rugs from area to be cleaned.
• Use the Virtual Wall® to contain Scooba to one room.
• A
lways empty the Dirty tank and Clean tank after the cleaning cycle
is complete.
• Rinse the Dirty tank before storage.
• Keep wheels and brush free from hair and debris by inspecting and
cleaning the bottom of Scooba regularly.
• Remove and rinse the filter, brush, and vacuum port after each use.
• Always store Scooba plugged-in and recharging.
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Scooba’s Anatomy
Scooba’s Lights
Power
Handle
and Tank
Release
Virtual
Wall®
Sensor
Clean
Power
Light
Clean
Light
Check Brush
Light
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Scooba has two main parts: the robot base, and the tank.
Cliff Sensors
Floor Prep
Squeegee
Check Tank I’m Stuck
Light
Light
Service
Light
Main
Brush
Vacuum
Port
Squeegee
Vacuum
Power Button Light
Battery Status
Clean Button Light
What It Means
Red
Battery empty
Green
Cleaning
Green pulsing
Charging
Green blinking
Green solid
Fully charged
Red blinking
Battery not installed
Scooba is drying its
cleaning head; the
clean cycle is almost
complete
Robot BaseScooba’s Tank
Warning Lights Quick Reference
Serial Port
Battery
Pocket
Solution
Valve
Brush
Eject
Button
Handle and
Tank Release
See page 21 for detailed instructions.
Warning Lights
What To Do
Check Tank
The cleaning cycle
is complete. Empty
Scooba’s tanks
(pages 12 – 13)
Check Brush
Remove and clean
brush and filter
(page 18)
I’m Stuck
Move and restart
Scooba
Filter
Vacuum
Port
Dirty Tank
Cap
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Battery Performance
Scooba is a robot that cleans differently than the way most people clean
their floors. Scooba uses iRobot’s AWARE™ Robot Intelligence System to
determine the best way to pass over and clean every section of the floor.
Scooba is powered by a rechargeable battery. Scooba’s
battery will last for hundreds of cleaning cycles before
needing replacement.
In most cases, Scooba will pass over the same area of the floor multiple
times to ensure a thorough cleaning.
Battery Storage
TIP: F
or smaller rooms, use less cleaning solution and water. Partially filling
the tank will shorten Scooba’s cleaning time.
While Scooba is cleaning it calculates the best path to clean your floor and
determines the best times to use its various cleaning behaviors:
Spiraling: Enables Scooba to efficiently clean a large area.
Wall Following: Enables Scooba to clean the room perimeter and navigate
around furniture and obstacles.
Room Crossing: Enables Scooba to clean new areas while crisscrossing
the room.
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Scooba’s Cleaning Pattern
For best battery performance, iRobot recommends storing Scooba’s battery
in Scooba with the power supply plugged in. Do not store Scooba’s battery
in the robot if the robot is not plugged in.
Battery Life
Fully charge Scooba’s battery (up to 4 hours) before each cleaning cycle.
When fully charged, Scooba’s battery will last for at least one full cleaning
cycle. The battery should be replaced if Scooba cannot complete a cleaning
cycle when fully charged.
16-Hour Refresh Charge
Under some circumstances, Scooba uses a special 16-hour charge cycle
to extend Scooba’s battery life. Scooba will use this charge cycle when the
Scooba has been unplugged for an extended period of time or during the
battery’s first charge. The Power light will rapidly blink green during this
charging cycle.
TIP: For best performance, always store Scooba’s battery on a plugged-in
charger. Charge Scooba’s battery overnight for the first charge.
Scooba will alternate between
spiraling, wall following, and room
crossing during a cleaning cycle.
TIP: F
or best performance and floor coverage, clear your floor of chairs,
clutter, and light rugs. Use a Virtual Wall to contain Scooba to one
room.
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Charging Scooba
Installing Battery in Scooba
Charge Scooba’s battery by plugging the power supply into Scooba. Align
the arrow on the power supply with the arrow on the Scooba.
Rotate battery into its slot, making sure the yellow battery tabs fit inside the
guide holes. Listen for a click as the battery snaps into place.
Guide Hole
Yellow
Battery Tab
Insert yellow tabs into guide holes
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EN
Battery Installation and Removal
Scooba’s
Power Light
Battery Status
Red
Battery empty
Green pulse
Charging
Green fast pulse
16-hour refresh charge
Green solid
Fully charged
Red blinking
Battery not installed
Rotate battery down until it clicks
TIP: Always make sure that the green power light of the power supply is ON
while plugged into the wall.
Removing Battery from Scooba
Grip the battery, making sure to push the release tab, then rotate up.
Battery
Release
Tab
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Push release tab
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Dirty Tank
Scooba’s tank is completely removable from the robot base. Scooba has a
unique two-chamber tank design that ensures fresh cleaning solution never
mixes with the dirty water Scooba picks up as it cleans.
Scooba puts down clean solution, gently scrubs the floor, and collects
all of the dirty solution into the Dirty tank. Empty and rinse the tanks after
every cleaning cycle.
1 Press handle to
2 Remove tank from
3 Empty Dirty and
4 Rinse Dirty tank with
5 Remove and rinse 6 Place the tank back
release tank.
robot.
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EN
Scooba’s Tank
Clean tanks.
Clean Tank
The Clean tank holds the cleaning solution and water that Scooba uses to
clean the floor. Fill the Clean tank with water and 7ml (1 capful or 1 packet)
of Scooba cleaning solution natural enzyme formula or 60 ml of white
vinegar. Fill the Clean tank before cleaning with Scooba.
1 Press handle to
remove tank.
2 Remove tank from
robot base.
3 Fill the Clean tank with
water and 7ml (1 capful
or 1 packet) of Scooba
cleaning solution natural
enzyme formula or 60 ml
of white vinegar.
warm water.
Scooba’s filter and
vacuum port.
Do Not
Force
4 Slowly fill the remainder
of the Clean tank with
warm or cold tap water.
Tilt the tank to ensure
it is completely filled to
the top.
5 Push the Clean tank
cap closed and place
tank back in robot.
in Scooba. Push down
firmly on the tank
until you hear an
audible click.
6 Push firmly on tank
until you hear an
audible click.
AUTION: Fill with cold or luke-warm water only. Do not fill Scooba’s
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tanks with hot water.
AUTION: USE ONLY Scooba cleaning solution or white
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vinegar. Scooba cleaning solution is specially formulated for Scooba.
Other solutions may damage Scooba, causing corrosion of electronic
parts, excessive foaming, and poor traction. Use of other solutions will
void the warranty. See page 14 for details.
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Scooba uses four cleaning methods in every pass.
Scooba cleaning solution is specially formulated to be safe for use in
Scooba. The solution is designed to be tough enough for cleaning,
but safe around children and pets.
EN
Scooba Cleaning Solution
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Scooba’s Cleaning System
CAUTION: Use only Scooba cleaning solution or white vinegar. Other
solutions may damage Scooba causing corrosion of electronic parts,
excessive foaming, and poor traction. Use of other solutions may
damage the robot and voids the warranty. You also can use Scooba with
plain tap water.
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2
3
4
Scooba cleaning solution has been specifically engineered to be safe and
effective on hard floor surfaces, including tile, linoleum, vinyl, marble, slate,
stone, and sealed hardwood.
The solution contains no bleach.
1 Preps – Scooba picks up loose dirt and light debris from the floor.
You do not need to sweep the floor before using Scooba unless you have large objects such as pebbles or large food particles on the floor.
2 Washes – Scooba continuously lays down a small amount of fresh cleaning solution.
3 Scrubs – Scooba gently scrubs to clean spills and grime.
4 Dries – Scooba’s squeegee vacuum picks up dirty water and debris,
leaving your floor clean and dry.
Scooba will clean until it has used all of the solution in the Clean tank,
approximately 45 minutes. At the end of a cleaning cycle, Scooba will enter
a drying mode.
Internal Drying Mode
At the end of the cleaning cycle, Scooba will enter a brief internal drying
mode to remove any liquid remaining on its brushes and inside its cleaning
mechanisms. During this time Scooba’s Clean light will blink.
TIP: If you wish to end a cleaning cycle early, iRobot recommends
activating the internal drying mode first:
• To start drying mode while the robot is cleaning, just press Clean.
• To start drying mode when Scooba is off, press Power and then press
Clean twice.
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AUTION: DO NOT USE SCOOBA ON THESE SURFACES:
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• Carpet or rugs
• Unsealed hardwood or stone
• Laminate flooring (such as Pergo®)
Scooba is not recommended for use on unfinished or unsealed hard floor
surfaces, carpet, rugs or waxed floors. These surfaces may be damaged by
water (an unsealed floor does not have a coat of polyurethane to protect the
sub-flooring from water damage). Additionally, Scooba is not safe for use
with laminate flooring which may be damaged by wet cleaning methods.
TIP: When using Scooba on sealed hardwood floors, inspect the floor
surface for worn finish, bare wood, or separated and unsealed joints.
Do not use Scooba on your hardwood floor if any of these conditions
exist. Follow the floor manufacturer’s cleaning recommendations.
Approved Cleaning Solutions
iRobot approves using only Scooba cleaning solution or 60 ml of white
vinegar with Scooba. iRobot does not assume responsibility for floor
damage caused by the use of vinegar on hard floor surfaces. Scooba may
also be run with plain tap water.
TIP: Scooba is designed to work with 7 ml of Scooba cleaning solution
natural enzyme formula or 60 ml of white vinegar and water. You also
can use Scooba with plain tap water.
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Scooba Maintenance
The Scooba Virtual Wall creates an invisible barrier that
Scooba will not cross. Virtual Walls can be set to block areas
from 1 to 2.5 meters.
To keep Scooba running at peak performance, perform the following
maintenance tasks after every cleaning cycle:
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Scooba’s Virtual Wall®
Rinse Scooba’s Dirty Tank
TIP: Use the Virtual Wall to block doorways or to keep Scooba away from
cords.
2 Empty and rinse the Dirty tank.
1 Partially fill the Dirty tank
with water.
The Virtual Wall beam is keyhole
shaped. A small halo prevents
Scooba from bumping the Virtual
Wall and a larger lobe-shaped
section blocks off areas of your
home where you don’t want
Scooba to go.
Clean Scooba’s Filter
1 Remove filter.
2 Rinse under warm
water.
3 Replace filter.
Virtual Walls require 2 “D”
batteries. Virtual Walls will
automatically shut themselves off
at the end of a cleaning cycle.
TIP: F
or best performance, place the Virtual Wall on the outside of the
doorway you wish to block, and always set the Virtual Wall to the
shortest setting possible.
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AUTION: Scooba contains electronic components that can be
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damaged by spills of water or other liquids. Clean the bottom and top
of Scooba with a damp cloth only. Do not pour or spray water onto
Scooba, other than into the Clean or Dirty tanks.
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Scooba’s brush is located inside a cartridge called the “cleaning head”.
Access to the cleaning head is inside Scooba, so the tank needs to be open
when removing and replacing the cleaning head.
1 Push the Brush Eject button to remove
the cleaning head.
pen the cleaning head and remove
2 O
the brush.
Avoiding Common Mistakes
Your iRobot Scooba will not clean effectively if the battery, cleaning head,
filter or vacuum port are not properly installed. Here are a few common
mistakes you can easily avoid to ensure best results.
EN
EN
Clean Scooba’s Brush After Every Use
Make Sure Battery is Installed Correctly
When the battery is properly installed, the yellow battery tabs should fit into
their guide holes.
a Correct
3 Rinse cleaning head and brush under
warm water.
X Incorrect
4 Replace Scooba’s cleaning head.
Click Cleaning Head into Place
When the cleaning head is properly installed, you should hear it click into
place. For best results, push down on the robot base while installing the
cleaning head.
a Correct
Rinse Scooba’s Vacuum Port After Every Use
1 Remove vacuum port.
2 Rinse under warm
water.
X Incorrect
3 Replace vacuum port.
Do Not
Force
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Be sure to re-install the filter after you remove and rinse it. Make sure it is
properly seated; never force the filter into place.
a Correct
X Incorrect
Troubleshooting
Warning Lights
Scooba has several warning lights that tell you if the robot needs assistance.
Power
Light
Clean
Light
Check Brush
Light
Check Tank I’m Stuck
Light
Light
Service
Light
Re-install the Vacuum Port
Always re-install the vacuum port, and ensure that it is properly seated.
Do not force the vacuum port into place.
a Correct
X Incorrect
Warning Light
Possible Cause
What To Do
Check Brush
Light
The brush is jammed
Remove and clean Scooba’s brush and cleaning
head. With cleaning head and tanks removed,
turn Scooba over, inspect and clean the cleaning
head area.
The cleaning head is
improperly installed
Remove and replace Scooba’s cleaning head.
(page 18)
The filter is missing
Remove, rinse and replace Scooba’s filter. Ensure
filter is installed properly. (page 17)
The tank not is in
the robot
Place the tank in the Robot and make sure the
tank latch is securely closed.
The cleaning cycle
is compete
Empty the Dirty and Clean tanks.
(see page 23 for additional troubleshooting)
The pump needs to
be primed
Prime Scooba’s pump with the included
suction bulb. (see page 24 for details)
Battery is discharged
Recharge Scooba’s battery. (page 11)
Check Tank
Light
Power Light
(Red)
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EN
EN
Remember to Re-install Filter
When Scooba is stuck, the robot will tell you the cause of the problem by
saying “uh-oh” and a number of beeps. Count the beeps after the “uh-oh”
and refer to the table below to determine why Scooba is stuck. Usually,
when the I’m Stuck light comes on, you need to re-start Scooba in another
location.
Warning
Light
Possible Cause
What To Do
I’m Stuck
Light
One of Scooba’s
Inspect Scooba’s wheels. Push each wheel up and
wheels is off the floor down, place the robot back on the floor and press
(1 beep)
Clean.
The front wheel is
stuck (2 beeps)
Ensure that the front wheel can spin freely. Lightly push
the wheel up and down. The front wheel can easily be
removed, cleaned, and replaced.
Bumper problem
(3 beeps)
Tap the bumper to ensure that it moves in and out.
Visually inspect the bumper edges for debris.
Scooba’s cliff
sensors are dirty or
malfunctioning
(4 beeps)
Clean cliff sensors with a cotton swab (see page 6 for
sensor location). The cliff sensors are located in the
bumper and are accessed by turning Scooba over.
Check Tank Troubleshooting
Normally, Scooba’s “Check Tank” light
illuminates when Scooba’s Clean tank
is empty or the Dirty tank is full. If the
Check Tank is lit and this is not the case,
follow these steps to troubleshoot the
issue.
1 Inspect and clean Scooba’s solution
valve with a damp cloth.
Solution
Valve
EN
EN
I’m Stuck Light
2 Confirm that the battery, filter, and
vacuum port are properly installed, and
that the tank is completely closed.
Filter
Eject
Brush
Battery
Vacuum
Port
Left or right wheel
Inspect Scooba’s drive wheels. Spin the wheels by
malfunction (5 beeps) hand and confirm that they offer some resistance. If
it does not, or if it’s stuck and you can’t dislodge the
obstruction, contact iRobot customer care.
Service Codes
Scooba will tell you something is wrong
by turning on the Service light and
playing a 4-tone alarm followed by a
number of beeps.
Refer to the table below to resolve
Scooba’s problem. If the problem persists, visit www.irobot.com/support.
Number of
Beeps After
Alarm
Likely Cause
What To Do
1
Pump malfunction
Contact iRobot customer care.
2
Vacuum malfunction
Contact iRobot customer care.
3
Battery failure
Contact iRobot customer care.
4
Charger has failed
Contact iRobot customer care.
5
Battery is too hot
Make sure Scooba was not recently filled with hot
water or charged in a hot place. Wait for Scooba
and battery to cool down and try again.
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3 Fill Scooba’s Clean tank with approximately 250 ml of cold water, shake vigorously, and
empty it to remove any debris in the tank. Refill Scooba’s Clean tank with water and
Scooba cleaning solution or vinegar.
If the battery’s tabs are not inside the guide holes in the battery pocket,
the tank and robot base may not be properly connected.
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General Troubleshooting
What To Do
Scooba will not
start cleaning
Power is off
Press Power, then press Clean to start
Scooba.
Battery is not charged
Charge Scooba’s battery. (page 11)
Battery is not correctly
seated
Remove battery and ensure that battery
tabs are placed inside Scooba’s guide
holes before closing Scooba’s tank.
Excessive foam
coming out of
Scooba
There is too much
cleaning solution
concentrate in Clean
tank
Empty and rinse the Clean tank
thoroughly. When re-filling, make sure to
use only 7 ml of Scooba cleaning solution
and to fill the Clean tank completely to
the rim with water.
Cleaning head sticks
out of Scooba, will
not engage
Cleaning head is not
closed tightly over the
brush
With the tank open, slide the cleaning
head out of Scooba. Squeeze the cleaning
head completely closed over the brush
before re-inserting it into its proper
location.
(page 18)
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Likely Cause
Important Safety Instructions
AUTION: DO NOT EXPOSE ELECTRONICS OF SCOOBA, ITS BATTERY
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OR THE CHARGER. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. CHARGE USING
STANDARD EU (230V AC) OUTLET ONLY.
EN
Problem
Always use care when operating Scooba. To reduce the risk of injury or
damage, keep these safety precautions in mind when setting up, using and
maintaining your Scooba:
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Read all safety and operating instructions before operating Scooba.
• Retain the safety and operating instructions for future reference.
• Observe all warnings on Scooba, battery, charger and in owner’s manual.
• Follow all operating and use instructions.
• Refer all non-routine servicing to a qualified service personnel.
• Y
our floor may be slippery while Scooba is cleaning and after the cycle is
complete. Drying times may vary.
• T
his appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience
and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
• C
hildren should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the
appliance.
SCOOBA BATTERY AND CHARGING
• O
perate your Scooba only from the type of power source indicated on
the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supplied in
your home, consult your local power company.
• C
harge using a standard EU (230V AC) outlet only. Product may not be
used with any type of power converter. Use of other power converters
will immediately void the warranty.
• Use only the charger supplied by the manufacturer to charge this device.
• Do not use a charger with a damaged cord or plug.
• Charge indoors only.
• Never handle chargers with wet hands.
• Always disconnect Scooba from the charger before cleaning.
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• Scooba is for indoor, non-commercial use only.
• U
se only approved cleaning solutions. Use of other cleaning solutions will
void your warranty.
• S
cooba is not a toy. Do not sit or stand on this device. Small children and
pets should be supervised when Scooba is cleaning.
• Clean with a damp cloth only. Do not pour or spray water onto Scooba.
• Do not use this device to pick up anything that is burning or smoking.
• D
o not use this device to pick up spills of bleach, paint, or other
chemicals.
• B
efore using this device, pick up objects such as clothing, loose papers,
pull cords for blinds or curtains, power cords, and any fragile objects. If
the device passes over a power cord and drags it, there is a chance an
object could tumble off a table or shelf.
iRobot Customer Care USA
If you have questions or comments about Scooba, please contact iRobot
before contacting a retailer.
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SCOOBA USE RESTRICTIONS
Please visit our web site at www.irobot.com for support tips, frequently
asked questions, or information about accessories and other iRobot
products. We would like to hear from you.
Should you still need assistance:
• Visit the iRobot support web site at www.irobot.com/support
• Call our customer care representatives at 877.855.8593
iRobot Customer Care Hours:
• Monday – Friday 9AM – 7PM Eastern Time
• Saturday 9AM – 6PM Eastern Time
• If the room to be cleaned contains a balcony, a physical barrier should be
used to prevent access to the balcony and ensure safe operation.
iRobot Customer Care International
• D
o not use this device to pick up flammable or combustible liquids such
as gasoline.
Visit www.irobot.com/international to:
• Always remove the battery before long-term storage or transportation.
• O
perate at room temperature only. Freezing or excessive heat will
damage Scooba.
•
•
•
•
•
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Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment
in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
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Welcome
Congratulations and welcome
to the world of iRobot! You have
joined the growing number of
people who have discovered
a smarter way to clean.
iRobot Scooba is an innovative and easy-to-use product that
will change the way you clean hard floors. When you use Scooba
in your home you will have the cleanest floors you've ever had
without the mess and effort of other floor cleaning methods.
Please take a few moments to review this manual to get
acquainted with Scooba. Should you have any further
questions, visit our website at www.irobot.com.
iRobot Corporation prides itself on listening to its customers,
and we would like to hear from you. Please register your
Scooba and tell us about your experience with your robot.
You can easily register your Scooba at www.irobot.com. By
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Thank you for joining the iRobot revolution. We look forward to
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Important Tips
Important Tips
Use only the recommended amount of approved cleaning solutions. Other fluids
may corrode electronic parts, cause excessive foaming, create poor traction, and
will void the warranty. See page 14 for details.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Scooba's Anatomy and Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 – 7
Scooba's Cleaning Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Battery Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Do NOT use bleach in Scooba. Bleach may damage the robot and will void
the warranty.
Battery Installation and Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 – 10
Charging Scooba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Scooba contains electronic parts. Do NOT submerge Scooba or spray with
water. Clean with a damp cloth only.
Store or operate Scooba in room temperature environments only, freezing
may damage Scooba.
Scooba is not recommended for use on unfinished or unsealed wood, or
pre-laminated flooring, which can easily be damaged by wet cleaning methods.
Always consult your floor manufacturer for approved cleaning methods.
Scooba's Tanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 – 12
Scooba's Cleaning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Clorox®Scooba Cleaning Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Scooba's Virtual Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Scooba Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 – 17
Scooba Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 – 21
iRobot Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
For best performance
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Remove furniture, clutter, and lightweight rugs from area to be cleaned.
Use the Virtual Wall to contain Scooba to one room.
Always empty the Dirty tank after the cleaning cycle is complete.
Rinse the Dirty tank before storage.
Keep wheels and brush free from hair and debris by inspecting and
cleaning the bottom of Scooba regularly.
• Remove and rinse the filter, brush, and vacuum port regularly.
• Always store Scooba plugged-in and recharging.
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Scooba's Anatomy
Scooba's Anatomy
Scooba's Anatomy
Scooba's Lights
Scooba has two main parts: the robot base and a tank.
Power light
Power
Handle and
Tank Release
Virtual Wall
Sensor
Clean
Check Tank
Cliff Sensors
Service Code
Light
Sensor
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Check Brush
I'm Stuck
Vacuum
Port
Charging
Socket
Main Brush
Robot Base
Battery Pocket
Floor Prep
Squeegee
Squeegee Vacuum
Power Button
Light
Battery Status
Clean Button
Light
What it means
Red
Battery empty
Green
Cleaning
Green pulse
Charging
Solid green
Fully charged
Blue/Green pulse
Scooba is drying its
cleaning head; the
clean cycle is almost
complete
Blinking red
Battery not installed
Solid blue
The Clean tank is
empty; the clean
cycle is complete
Scooba’s Tank
Serial Port
Solution Valve
Handle and Tank Release
Warning Lights Quick Reference
See page 18 for detailed instructions.
Eject Brush
Warning Lights
Filter
What to do
Remove and check
brush (page 17)
Restart Scooba
Vacuum
Port
Empty Dirty tank and
close securely
(Yellow)
Dirty Cap
Clean cap
(Blue)
The Clean tank is
empty (see page 20
for troubleshooting)
Accessories
Power
Supply
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Battery
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Virtual
Wall
Clorox®Scooba
Cleaning Solution
Scooba
Measuring Cup
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Scooba's Cleaning Pattern
Battery Performance
Scooba's Cleaning Pattern
Battery Performance
Scooba is a robot that cleans differently than the way most people clean
their floors. Scooba uses iRobot's AWARE™ Robot Intelligence System to
determine the best way to pass over and clean every section of the floor.
Scooba is powered by a rechargeable battery. Scooba's
battery will last for hundreds of cleaning cycles before
needing replacement.
In most cases, Scooba will pass over the same area of the floor multiple
times to ensure a thorough cleaning. Scooba can clean rooms up to 200
square feet with a full tank, while larger rooms may require an additional
cleaning cycle.
Battery Storage
For best battery performance, iRobot recommends storing Scooba's battery
in Scooba with the power supply plugged in.
Battery Life
While Scooba is cleaning it calculates the best path to clean your floor and
determines the best times to use its various cleaning behaviors:
Fully charge Scooba's battery (up to 4 hours) before each cleaning cycle.
When fully charged, Scooba's battery will always last longer than a full Clean
cycle. If you would like to run Scooba more frequently, you can purchase
additional batteries and chargers at www.irobot.com. The battery should
be replaced if Scooba cannot complete a cleaning cycle when fully charged.
Spiraling: Enables Scooba to efficiently clean a concentrated dirty area.
16-Hour Refresh Charge
Wall following: Enables Scooba to clean the room perimeter and navigate
around furniture and obstacles.
Under some circumstances, Scooba uses a special 16-hour charge cycle
to extend Scooba's battery life. Scooba will use this charge cycle when the
Scooba has been unplugged for an extended period of time or during the
battery's first charge.
Tip: For smaller rooms, pre-mix 1 measuring cup of Clorox®Scooba cleaning solution
with 1 quart of water. Partially filling the tank will shorten Scooba’s cleaning time.
Room Crossing: Enables Scooba to clean new areas while crisscrossing the room.
Light Sensing: Keeps Scooba from stopping in dark or hard-to-reach places.
TIP: For best performance, always store Scooba's battery on a plugged-in charger.
Charge Scooba’s battery overnight for the first charge.
Battery Installation and Removal
Placing Battery in Scooba:
Rotate battery into its slot, making sure the yellow battery tabs fit inside the
guide holes.
Scooba will alternate
between spiraling, wall
following, and room crossing
during a cleaning cycle.
TIP: For best performance and floor coverage, clear your floor of chairs, clutter,
and light rugs. Use a Virtual Wall to contain Scooba to one room.
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Charging Scooba
Scooba's Tanks
Removing the Battery from Scooba:
Grip the battery, making sure to push the release tab, then rotate up.
Scooba's Tank
Scooba's tank is completely removable from the robot base. Scooba has a
unique two-chamber tank design that ensures fresh cleaning solution never
mixes with the dirty water Scooba picks up as it cleans.
Battery
Release
Tab
Clean Tank
The Clean tank holds the Clorox®Scooba cleaning solution and water that
Scooba uses to clean the floor. Before each use, the Clean tank is filled with
water and 1 measuring cup (1-1/2 oz.) of Clorox®Scooba cleaning solution.
Fill the Clean tank before cleaning with Scooba.
Push release tab
Rotate battery up
Charging Scooba
Charge Scooba's battery by plugging the power supply into Scooba.
Scooba’s Power
Button Light
Battery Status
Red
Battery empty
Green pulse
Charging
Green fast pulse
16-hour refresh
charge
Solid green
Fully charged
Blinking red
Battery not
installed
TIP: Always make sure that the green power light of the power supply is ON while
plugged into the wall.
Press handle to remove
tank.
Remove tank from robot
base.
Using the included
measuring cup, measure
and pour Clorox®Scooba
cleaning solution into the
Clean tank.
Slowly fill the remainder of
the Clean tank with warm
or cold tap water. Tilt the
tank back and ensure it is
completely filled to the top.
Push the Clean tank cap
closed and place tank
back in robot.
Push firmly on tank until
you hear an audible click.
CAUTION: Fill with cold or luke-warm water only. Do not fill Scooba’s tanks with hot water.
CAUTION: USE ONLY APPROVED CLEANING SOLUTIONS. Clorox® Scooba
cleaning solution is specially formulated for Scooba. Other solutions may damage
Scooba, causing corrosion of electronic parts, excessive foaming, and poor traction.
Use of other solutions will void the warranty. See page 14 for details.
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Scooba's Tanks
Scooba's Cleaning System
Dirty Tank
Scooba puts down clean solution, scrubs the floor, and collects all of the
dirty solution into the Dirty tank. Empty and rinse the Dirty tank after every
cleaning cycle.
Scooba's Cleaning System
Scooba uses four cleaning methods in every pass.
Empty and rinse the tanks after every cleaning cycle.
Press handle to release
tank.
Remove tank from robot.
Empty Dirty and Clean
tanks.
1) Preps – Scooba picks up loose dirt and light debris from the floor.
You do not need to sweep the floor before using Scooba unless you
have large objects such as pebbles or large food particles on the floor.
2) Washes – Scooba continuously lays down a small amount of fresh
cleaning solution.
3) Scrubs – Scooba gently scrubs to clean spills and grime.
4) Dries – Scooba's squeegee vacuum picks up dirty water and debris,
leaving your floor clean and dry.
Rinse Dirty and Clean
tanks with warm water.
Remove and rinse
Scooba's filter and
vacuum port.
Place the tank back in
Scooba. Push down firmly
on the tank until you hear
an audible click.
Scooba will clean until it has used all of the solution in the Clean tank,
approximately 45 minutes. At the end of a cleaning cycle, Scooba will enter
a drying mode.
Internal Drying Mode
At the end of the cleaning cycle, Scooba will enter a brief internal drying
mode to remove any liquid remaining on its brushes and inside its cleaning
mechanisms. During this time Scooba’s Clean light will blink blue.
TIP: If you wish to end a cleaning cycle early, iRobot recommends activating the
internal drying mode first:
• To start drying mode while the robot is cleaning, just press Clean.
• To start drying mode when Scooba is off, press Power & then press Clean twice.
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Clorox®Scooba Solution
Scooba Virtual Wall
Clorox®Scooba Cleaning Solution
Scooba Virtual Wall
Clorox®Scooba cleaning solution is a specially formulated cleaning
solution that is safe for use in Scooba. The solution is designed to
be tough enough for cleaning, but safe around children and pets.
The Scooba Virtual Wall creates an invisible barrier that
Scooba will not cross. Virtual Walls can be set to block
areas from three to eight feet wide.
CAUTION: Use only approved cleaning solutions in Scooba. Other solutions
may damage Scooba causing corrosion of electronic parts, excessive foaming, and
poor traction. Use of other solutions may damage the robot and voids the warranty.
Clorox®Scooba cleaning solution has been specifically engineered to be safe
and effective on hard floor surfaces, including tile, linoleum, vinyl, marble,
slate, stone, and sealed hardwood.
The solution contains no bleach.
TIP: Use the Virtual Wall to block doorways or to keep Scooba away from cords.
The Virtual Wall beam is keyhole
shaped. A small halo prevents Scooba
from bumping the Virtual Wall and a
larger lobe-shaped section blocks off
areas of your home where you don't
want Scooba to go.
CAUTION: DO NOT USE SCOOBA ON THESE SURFACES:
• Carpet or rugs
• Unsealed hardwood or stone
• Laminate flooring (such as Pergo®)
Scooba is not recommended for use on unfinished or unsealed hard floor surfaces, carpet, rugs
or waxed floors. These surfaces may be damaged by water (an unsealed floor does not have a
coat of polyurethane to protect the sub-flooring from water damage). Additionally, Scooba is not
safe for use with laminate flooring which may be damaged by wet cleaning methods.
TIP: When using Scooba on sealed hardwood floors, inspect the floor surface for worn
finish, bare wood, or separated and unsealed joints. Do not use Scooba on your hardwood floor if any of these conditions exist. Follow the floor manufacturer's cleaning
recommendations.
Virtual Walls require 2 “D” batteries.
Virtual Walls will automatically shut
themselves off at the end of a
cleaning cycle.
Approved Cleaning Solutions
iRobot approves using only Clorox®Scooba cleaning solution or 2 oz. of
white vinegar with Scooba. iRobot does not assume responsibility for floor
damage caused by the use of vinegar on hard floor surfaces.
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Scooba Maintenance
Scooba Maintenance
Scooba Maintenance
Clean Scooba's brush
To keep Scooba running at peak performance, perform the following maintenance tasks after every cleaning cycle:
Scooba's brush is located inside a cartridge called the “cleaning head.”
Access to the cleaning head is inside Scooba, so the tank needs to be open
when removing and replacing the cleaning head.
Rinse Scooba's Dirty and Clean tanks
Push the Eject Brush
button to remove the
cleaning head.
Partially fill the Dirty tank
with water.
Open the cleaning head
and remove the brush.
Rinse cleaning head and
brush under warm water.
Empty and rinse both the
Clean and Dirty tanks.
Clean Scooba's filter
Replace Scooba's
cleaning head.
Remove filter.
Rinse under warm water.
Replace filter.
Rinse Scooba's vacuum port regularly
CAUTION: Scooba contains electronic components that can be damaged by spills
of water or other liquids. Clean the bottom and top of Scooba with a damp cloth only.
Do not pour or spray water onto Scooba, other than into the Clean or Dirty tanks.
Remove vacuum port.
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Rinse under warm water.
Replace vacuum port.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Service Codes
Warning Lights
Scooba has several warning lights that tell you if the robot needs assistance.
Power Light
Scooba can self-diagnose problems. If Scooba's
red service code comes on, refer to the following
chart. If the problem persists, contact iRobot
customer care at www.irobot.com/support for
customer service assistance.
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Check Tank
Service Code
8
Check Brush
I'm Stuck
Error Code
1
2 3
or
Warning Light
Possible Cause
The brush is jammed.
What To Do
Remove and clean Scooba's
brush and cleaning head.
With cleaning head and tanks
removed, turn Scooba over,
inspect and clean brush shaft.
The cleaning head is
improperly installed.
Remove and replace Scooba's
cleaning head (page 17).
Scooba cannot move.
Confirm that Scooba's wheels
are unobstructed and that they
offer some resistance when
turned by hand.
The tank is not in the robot.
Place the tank in the Robot
and make sure the tank latch
is securely closed.
The filter is missing.
Remove, rinse and replace
Scooba's filter. Ensure filter is
installed properly (page 16).
The Dirty tank is full.
Empty the Dirty tank.
(Yellow)
Empty the Dirty tank and rinse
The Clean tank is empty and
(see page 20 for complete
your cleaning cycle is complete.
troubleshooting).
(Blue)
Battery has lost its charge.
Recharge Scooba's battery
(page 10).
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What It Means
What To Do
Vacuum malfunction
Remove and rinse Scooba's filter and vacuum port (page 16).
Left wheel malfunction
Inspect the left wheel. Spin the wheel by hand, the wheel
should offer some resistance. If it does not, or if it's stuck
and you can't dislodge the obstruction, contact iRobot
customer care.
Right wheel malfunction
Inspect the right wheel. Spin the wheel by hand, the wheel
should offer some resistance. If it does not, or if it's stuck
and you can't dislodge the obstruction, contact iRobot
customer care.
Battery or Charger issue
Unplug the power supply and remove the battery. Re-insert
the battery and ensure it is fully seated and clicks into place.
Reconnect the power supply to the charging socket.
Charger issue
Contact iRobot customer care.
Scooba's cliff
sensors are dirty or
malfunctioning
Clean cliff sensors with a cotton swab (see page 6 for
sensor location). The three cliff sensors are the black pieces
located behind the bumper and are accessed by turning the
Scooba over. Make sure the tanks are empty before turning
Scooba over.
Bumper problem
Tap the bumper to ensure that it moves in and out. Visually
inspect bumper edges for debris.
Battery is too hot
Make sure Scooba was not recently filled with hot water or
charged in a hot place. Wait for Scooba and battery to cool
down and try again.
One of Scooba's wheels
Inspect all wheels. Push the wheels up and down. Put the
is off the floor; you may
robot back on the floor, press Clean.
have picked up the robot
Robot electronics
malfunction
Remove any obstacles from brushes and wheels. If problem
persists, contact iRobot customer care.
Front wheel malfunction
Ensure the front wheel can spin freely. Lightly push wheel up
and down. If material is stuck in the wheel, the front caster
wheel can be easily removed, cleaned and replaced. Put the
robot back on the floor, press Clean.
Pump malfunction
Contact iRobot customer care.
(Red)
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Blue Check Tank Troubleshooting
General Troubleshooting
Normally, Scooba's blue “Check Tank” light
illuminates when Scooba’s Clean tank is empty.
If the Check Tank is lit and the Clean tank is
not empty, follow these steps to troubleshoot
the issue.
Solution Valve
Problem
Scooba will not
start cleaning
Eject Brush
Battery
Filter
Vacuum
Port
Excessive foam
coming out of
Scooba
Inspect and clean Scooba's
solution valve with a damp
cloth.
Likely Cause
What To Do
Power is off
Press power, then press Clean to start
Scooba.
Battery is not charged
Place battery into a plugged-in charger and
charge it (page 10).
Remove battery and ensure that battery
Battery is not correctly seated tabs are placed inside Scooba's guide
holes before closing Scooba's tank.
Blue “Check Tank” light
illuminates
See page 20 for troubleshooting.
There is too much cleaning
solution concentrate in Clean
tank.
Empty and rinse the Clean tank thoroughly.
When re-filling, make sure to use only one
measuring cup of Clorox®Scooba cleaning
solution in a full tank (1 quart) of water.
If you want to partially fill the tank for a
smaller room, you need to pre-mix one
measuring cup of cleaning solution in
one quart of water before filling the tank.
The cleaning head is not
closed tightly over the brush.
With the tank open, slide the cleaning head
out of Scooba. Squeeze the cleaning head
completely closed over the brush before
re-inserting it into its proper location.
(page 17)
Confirm that the battery, filter, and vacuum port are properly
installed, and that the tank is completely closed.
Cleaning head
sticks out of
Scooba, will not
engage
Fill Scooba's Clean tank with approximately 1 cup of cold water, shake vigorously, and empty it to
remove any debris in the tank. Refill Scooba's Clean tank with water and Clorox®Scooba cleaning
solution or vinegar. Use up to one full Scooba measuring cup of cleaning solution if the check
tank light remains on.
If the battery’s yellow tabs are not inside the guide holes in the battery
pocket, the tank and robot base may not be properly connected.
Use of only water or extremely small amounts of cleaning solution reduces
Scooba's ability to recognize water in the Clean tank. Always use the recommended
amount of cleaning solution and water.
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Contact iRobot
Contact iRobot Customer Care
If you have questions or comments about Scooba, please contact iRobot
before contacting a retailer.
Please visit our website at www.irobot.com for support tips, accessories, and
frequently asked questions, we would like to hear from you.
Safety Instructions
Important Safety Instructions
CAUTION: DO NOT EXPOSE ELECTRONICS OF SCOOBA, ITS BATTERY OR THE
CHARGER. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL. CHARGE USING STANDARD U.S. (120V AC) OUTLET ONLY.
Always use care when operating Scooba. To reduce the risk of injury or damage, keep these
safety precautions in mind when setting up, using and maintaining your Scooba:
If you need further assistance:
• Visit the iRobot support website at www.irobot.com/support
• Call our customer care representatives at 877-855-8593
iRobot Customer care hours:
Monday-Friday 9AM - 7PM Eastern Time
Saturday 9AM - 6PM Eastern Time
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Read all safety and operating instructions before operating Scooba.
• Retain the safety and operating instructions for future reference.
• Observe all warnings on Scooba, battery, charger and in owner's manual.
• Follow all operating and use instructions.
• Refer all non-routine servicing to a qualified service personnel.
• Your floor may be slippery while Scooba is cleaning and after the cycle is complete.
Drying times may vary.
SCOOBA USE RESTRICTIONS
• Scooba is for indoor, non-commercial use only.
• Use only approved cleaning solutions. Use of other cleaning solutions will void your warranty.
• Scooba is not a toy. Do not sit or stand on this device. Small children and pets
should be supervised when Scooba is cleaning.
• Clean with a damp cloth only. Do not pour or spray water onto Scooba.
• Do not use this device to pick up anything that is burning or smoking.
• Do not use this device to pick up spills of bleach, paint, or other chemicals.
• Before using this device, pick up objects like clothing, loose papers, pull cords for blinds
or curtains, power cords, and any fragile objects. If the device passes over a power cord
and drags it, there is a chance an object could tumble off a table or shelf.
• If the room to be cleaned contains a balcony, a physical barrier should be used to
prevent access to the balcony and ensure safe operation.
• Do not use this device to pick up flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline.
• Always remove the battery before long-term storage or transportation.
• Operate at room temperature only. Freezing or excessive heat will damage Scooba.
SCOOBA BATTERY AND CHARGING
• Operate your Scooba only from the type of power source indicated on the marking
label. If you are not sure of the type of power supplied in your home, consult your
local power company.
• Charge using a standard U.S. (120V AC) outlet only. Product may not be used with
any type of power converter. Use of other power converters will immediately void
the warranty.
• Use only the charger supplied by the manufacturer to charge this device.
• Do not use a charger with a damaged cord or plug.
• Charge indoors only.
• Never handle chargers with wet hands.
• Always disconnect Scooba from the charger before cleaning.
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