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All tools

Remove magnetic debris

It is possible for dust, soil, and other debris to magnetically attract to tool’s magnets and build up over time. This debris can prevent the tool from correctly mounting to the UTM.

Every three months

Inspect all tool magnets for debris. If any is found, use your fingers or a brush to remove it. Remove debris immediately if a tool is dropped into the soil.

Seeder

Remove internal debris

It is possible for dust, soil, and other debris to become stuck inside of seed injector’s luer loock needles. This can cause a loss of seed suction power and prevent the seed injector from working reliably.

Every three months

Wash out the inside of the seed injector needle by running warm water through it. If debris becomes permanently lodged inside the needle you will need to replace the needle.

Watering nozzle

Dissolve mineral buildup

It is possible - depending on your water source - for the watering nozzle to slowly become clogged with mineral buildup and other deposits. This can prevent FarmBot from watering the correct amount for each plant and can also cause uneven spray.

Every 6 months

Inspect the watering nozzle for any deposits or unusual spray patterns. To remove mineral buildup, soak your watering nozzle in a bowl of distilled white vinegar and hot water for a few hours. This should dissolve most things. If needed, use a toothpick, thumbtack, or paperclip to remove any debris left in the nozzle holes.

Weeder

Remove debris

It is possible for dirt and other debris to become stuck between the spikes and blades of the weeder.

Every three months

Inspect the weeder for any built up debris and remove it with your fingers or a brush.

Soil Sensor

Remove debris

It is possible for dirt and other debris to become stuck to the soil sensor’s contacts which could create inaccurate readings.

Every three months

Inspect the soil sensor for any built up debris and remove it with your fingers or a brush.