Have been experiencing an issue with Gertrude, my Grobo unit the last day or more now.
Have already reached out to support and am awaiting response to my ticket. In the meantime I’m wondering if anybody else can offer some advice.
OK, so the lights went out on my unit overnight last night. Rather they never turned on this morning at 8am as per usual. I am on day 59 of a 90 day grow utilizing the white widow formula and this is both my first indoor grow as well as my first grow with Gertrude and Grobo.
I had searched the forums and ran down the FAQ troubleshooting checklist (reset the machine… twice. Verified with my app it was still “growing” something and I hadn’t prematurely ended the grow. And finally verified WiFi connectivity by locking/unlocking the door via the app (the light panel button did nothing throughout)) So it is verified actively connected and growing only… No lights. Not when the door is closed as it should be active in its light/dark cycle nor when I open or close the door. Zero light. The only light that DOES work on the unit is the small blue “WiFi light” at exterior top center of unit.
So my 2 month old plant is now preparing to flower and also without its light source.
I am a bit anxious about the whole thing. My unit being dysfunctional and my well underway first grow.
While waiting for support to respond and in the immediate period following, while something is worked out regarding my situation, what can I do to best aid my beautiful little plant? I unfortunately do not own any grow lights and am looking for the most realistic, beneficial way to handle this.
Included is a picture of my currently rigged method to ensure it acquires some semblance of light. The lamp is LED and I’m sure inefficient for this purpose.
Am I screwed? Bound to lose the last 60 days due to mechanical error?
Any ideas, suggestions or words of encouragement are welcome