Sometimes, when you aren’t expecting it to, when there isn’t any water in the tank, or even when the system has been functioning well, you may hear your iDOO beeping.
There are many possible explanations for this. When anything like this takes place, it might be concerning; nevertheless, there is no need for alarm! The following are some easy fixes for the most frequent beeping problems with the iDOO.
iDOO Hydroponics Growing System Beeping
- Check If The Cable Is Damaged
If you don’t know why your iDOO is beeping, check the power cable first. You should unplug the power cable from the outlet and see if it stops beeping.
If it does, there might have been a problem with the power cord or outlet. Check for any damage to the cables.
If everything looks good, plug it back in and wait a few seconds before turning on the unit. If this doesn’t work, try changing outlets or plugs.
Some outlets may not be working properly. To make sure the outlet works, plug in something else like an alarm clock or lamp that uses AC power, and turn it on. Unplug it again to see if the alarm clock goes off or if the lamp lights up.
- Check If There Is Water In The Tray Below
When you turn the lights on, there is a tray below the grow light that should have water in it. If there isn’t water in this tray, or if it’s not deep enough, then the system will start beeping.
You can either fill up the water tray with more water or use a wet cloth or paper towel and wipe away any dust on the sensor lens.
To avoid this problem altogether, make sure to keep the tray full of water at all times so that it doesn’t evaporate too quickly. Your plants will still need plenty of water even if they are getting hydration from the air!
- Unplug And Plug It Back Into An Outlet
If the power cord is plugged in, unplug it from the outlet and plug it back in. If this does not work, change the fuse on the power strip or circuit breaker where you are plugging in your iDOO.
If you have a voltage meter, check that the voltage of your iDOO hydroponic system is between 110-120 volts.
Lastly, check all of the cords coming out of your unit for any signs of wear and tear or fraying wires that could cause an electrical short.
- Reset The Pump
If you notice that the pump is beeping, it could mean that there is a clog somewhere in the tubing. Check all connections and make sure nothing has fallen out or come unplugged.
It’s also possible that the water level has dropped below the automatic sensor, which can cause it to turn on and off quickly. Make sure that you have enough water in the reservoir so this doesn’t happen.
If none of these solutions work, please contact customer service for more help. – The beep will stop after 2 minutes if everything is working as expected.
You may want to check your timer settings as well. Depending on the setup, you may need to manually turn the timer off at night or during certain days (like weekends).
- For example, if you have an 8-hour timer, set it to 24 hours by tapping on the screen and scrolling down to Timer > Edit Timer Settings.
- Next tap on Start Time and select either 24 hours or choose a time from 8 am-8 pm.
- Tap on End Time and adjust it accordingly.
- Tap Done once you’ve made changes to the timing settings.
- Remove Any Additional Plants From The Tank
Make sure there are no other plants in the tank. If you have other plants in the tank, remove them. This may solve the problem.
Otherwise, try unplugging and replugging the system: If that doesn’t work, try unplugging and plugging the system back in. If that still doesn’t work, disconnect power from both outlets for a few minutes
Reconnect one of the two power sources first and then reconnect the second one. The goal is to see if you can get it working by removing any possible problems.
Sometimes this will allow the device to come back on. Other times it will not but at least you know it’s not an issue with the wiring or outlet power source.
- Drain Any Excess Water From The Tank
It is a good idea to make sure that the water level in the tank is not too high.
The sensors on iDOO’s hydroponic systems work best when there is a small amount of water in the tank, so if there is too much water it will sound an alarm and drain some of it out.
If you’re not sure how high to fill the tank, refer to the instructions that came with your iDOO.
- Disconnect From Power Source
If the unit is not connected to a power source, you need to go through the following steps:
- Plug in the cord and turn it on.
- Check all plugs for wear and replace them if necessary.
- Check that there is water in the tank and that the pump is working.
- If there are no leaks, check if any of the indicator lights are blinking or off. If they’re blinking, check out our troubleshooting guide below.
- Start A Fresh Setup
If your system is not working, you might need to reset it. The iDOO Hydroponics systems are controlled by a small computer inside the unit with a small button on the front panel of the unit.
To reset it, press and hold down the button for 5 seconds. You will know it has been successful if there is no more beeping sound coming from the unit.
Once this happens, all you have to do is plug in the unit again and wait for the green light on top of the unit to turn off before opening up the lid again. From then on, follow our steps above in order until your plants start growing again.