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AeroGarden PRO Instruction Manual

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How to Clean Your AeroGarden
Pump
TM
A Clean Pump Helps Keep Your Garden Healthy and Productive!
A Note About These Instructions
Cleaning an AeroGarden Pump entails disassembling a portion of your AeroGarden, taking apart the Pump,
cleaning all the Pump Parts, and then putting the Pump back together.
We realize that not everyone is comfortable diving into the inside of an AeroGarden. If you are wary about
taking your Pump apart, or get stuck anywhere during the process, please call Customer Service to discuss
options for replacing your Pump.
Why Clean Your Pump
A clean Pump really does help keep your garden healthy and
Supplies Needed:
productive. Cleaning removes nutrient residue and/or plant
• Small flat-head screwdriver
roots that can clog your Pump and prevent the flow of water
• Small pliers or tweezers (optional)
and nutrients to your plants. It also reduces Pump noise.
• Butter knife
• Sink with hot water
When To Clean Your Pump
• Dish soap
We recommend that you clean your AeroGarden Pump after
• Towel (optional)
every Garden has reached the end of its life. This will ensure
• Extra AeroGarden Filters
that nutrients and/or plant roots do not clog the water flow
Additional Supplies for a Planted Garden:
in your next Garden. The most convenient time to clean
• Shallow dish (such as baking pan)
the Pump is during the "Prepare for Your Next Garden"
• 1 Gallon container (such as a bucket,
cleaning steps, which can be found in the back of any Seed/
large bowl or cooking pot)
Plant Kit Guide.
Time Needed:
In some instances, a planted AeroGarden may start to make
Approximately 20-25 minutes the first
noise. This can be a sign of residue build-up inside the Pump.
time and 15 minutes once familiar with
If this occurs, we recommend cleaning the Pump at the time
the process
you notice the noise. This will not harm your plants.
AeroGarden Components
AeroGarden
Please refer to these photos, and the one
Lamp Hood
on page 2, to identify parts referred to in
the Pump Cleaning instructions.
Lamp Arm
Grow Surface
Cross Beams & Brackets
Brackets
Bowl
Cross Beams
Base
Control Panel
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    Pump Parts, and then putting the Pump back together. We realize that not everyone is comfortable diving into the inside of an AeroGarden. If you are wary about taking your Pump apart, or get stuck anywhere during the process, please call Customer Service to discuss options for replacing your Pump.

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    Filter Wire Slot Remove & Save AeroGarden Water & Seed Pods Skip this step if your AeroGarden is not planted and proceed to Step 2 on page 3. Unplug your AeroGarden. Remove Bowl from Base. Remove Grow Surface and place in sink (or on towel) as roots will drip water.

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    Remove Pump and Clean Pump Tower Follow the steps whether your are cleaning a Pump from a planted AeroGarden or an empty AeroGarden. Unplug your AeroGarden. Remove Bowl from Base. Remove Grow Surface from Bowl and bring to sink or set on towel.

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    Disassemble Pump With the Pump removed from the Pump Tower, but still connected to the Grow Surface: Use a butter knife to pry off Face Plate from Pump. • Place Pump on its side on a flat surface. • Rest butter knife in the seam between the Face Plate and the rest of the Pump as shown in picture at right.

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    IMPORTANT! Run Dish Soap Through Pump • Turn Grow Surface right side up and place it in AeroGarden Bowl without water. (Yes, without water… just for this step!) NOTE: If Pump falls out, it was improperly seated in the Pump Tower. Please see Step 4D for instructions on proper placement of Pump in Pump Tower.

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    Replace Grow Surface in Bowl* . Congratulations Your AeroGarden is ready for its next planting! * If you cleaned your Pump to reduce noise, fill the Bowl with water and plug in your AeroGarden. If the Pump is still noisy, please contact Customer Service.

  • Page 7: Troubleshooting

    • The Pump is designed to cycle on and off. It may not start because your AeroGarden is in a “Pump-Off” cycle. To set AeroGarden to “Pump-On” cycle, press the “Select” button on the Control Panel until you reach “Salad Greens.”...

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