Question about Vacuums
SOURCE: Roomba Discovery
I had the same back-up, turn, move forward a couple inches, backup-up, etc. problem. Try cleaning/cutting the hair, etc. out from around the brushes, as well as around the ends of the brushes. Also, try a Q-tip to clean out the four pair of sensors (on my Roomba there are four pairs of little lenses under the bottom of the bumper) that (apparently) can cause the Roomba to think it is going over a cliff so it backs up. I didn't have a can of compressed air, so I turned it over on the grass and went after it with a leaf blower..up close. Lots of dust came out and it has worked fine since.
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
SOURCE: my roomba starts going backwards
I turned my shop vac onto "blow" and blasted my roomba with this problem. It worked!!! I had already cleaned it thoroughly, but it needed to be blown out. My only regret is that I did it in my shop, rather than outside. It was pretty dusty.
Thanks again for the tip. Saved me $100+
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
SOURCE: Dont move forward.
Blow out the unit with compressed air, particularly around the wheels and under the bumper. Tap the bumper with your hand.
If your Roomba stops and beeps at you, count the beeps AFTER the initial "uh-oh" tone. Then call customer support (1-877-855-8593) for assistance.
Posted on May 29, 2009
You will need to take the top off to clear those wheels.
This happens a lot when cleaning new carpet. The fuzz jams the wheel switch, and dosey do you go.
Posted on Mar 11, 2010
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