OtO Lawn

What do I do with OtO in the spring?

As temperatures begin to rise, start using OtO again seamlessly by following these tips.

Start with a fresh charge

Regardless if you used Winter Mode or not, reduce potential battery or updating issues by charging each device indoors using the power cable for at least 4 hours before taking it outside and using it again.

This initial charging ensures the battery is fully prepared for use for the season. You should only need to do this once a year or after a period of not using it.

Important: Charge OtO in the spring with the cable, not solar. Solar is not strong enough to recharge the battery when it has been completely depleted, and in some cases, can cause damage. 

Take your OtO out of Winter Mode

If you live in a cooler climate, you should put OtO in Winter Mode and put it away somewhere dry and warm for the winter so the battery does not get damaged in the cold. Here's how to take OtO out of Winter Mode in the spring.

Important: OtO should never be left in freezing temperatures. This can irreversibly damage the internal components. Keep OtO somewhere warm over the winter.

  1. Open the OtO Lawn app and go to the device overview page.
  2. Tap settings.
  3. Press Disable Winter Mode to turn it off.
  4. Turn OtO's switch to wake it back up. 
  5. Reinstall OtO in the same place it was positioned last summer. It will remember all your zones and settings, however you may want to check your zone points in case your water pressure has changed from last year, and to verify that you have placed OtO in the same spot.
    1. Go to the Zone Details page > Apply Manually > Demo zone

Check the hose & couplings

To keep your OtO running smoothly and reaching as far as it can, it's a great idea to check all of OtO's inlets for debris and buildup each spring.

    1. Check your OtO's hose inlet: if there is debris in the filter, clean it out. If the gasket has aged, replace it to avoid leaking.
    2. Check the hose & clean out any buildup before attaching OtO. Remember: to avoid troublesome buildup or corrosion, only connect OtO's hose inlet to brass or plastic couplers.
    3. Double check there is no buildup or corrosion around the opposite end of the hose attached to the spigot. This can cause reduced range as well.

We're here to help! So we can assist you faster, submit a ticket through the app (Main menu > Report an Issue). Alternatively, you can email us at care@otolawn.com. A friendly Customer Care agent will be happy to assist you there!

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