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Red light is flashing on dock station with error code 5

When vacuum is moved from dock station will only move about 12 inches before clean light is red, when on docking station indicates a 5 error code.

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Sounds like either the battery is bad or not being charged properly with subsequent loss of programming.

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SOURCE: 560 moves away from dock appears lost

hey gsaban
does it sing 9 beep when it stops ?
if it does, you are facing a known issue of bumper sensor fail.
See this page and other 9 beep threads on FixYa

have fun
Avi

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