Question about Roomba Robotic Floor Bagless Vacuum
We bought a brand new model of roomba after a few weeks it would not charge called roomba company did not help left the unit for over a year thought to try it again bought a new battery replaced the old one charged 1 time and went dead in 15 minutes and smae problem recurred when plugged into a charger (for days now) continues to show blinking red light?
Try resetting your Roomba by removing the battery, unplug the charging connector, hold down the Power button for 30 seconds. This will reset the charging system, replace your battery, connect your charger and see what happens. By the way do you also have a homebase ? If so try that too
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
Firstly the fastest killer of a battery, any battery, is over-charging. Charge per manufacturers instructions and then don't leave your item on the charger after it's charged. This goes for any device such as cel phones etc.
Second, clean the battery contacts. Our second hand Roomba was so dirty when we got it that the battery wasn't even making contact. Remove the brushes, clean them, clean off all the hair etc and use alcohol to wipe clean the two contact points under the brushes as well. It should take a charge after that.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
I smell a class action suit coming.
Posted on Feb 18, 2010
I was having a similar issue, in that the battery did not seem to be charging, even though we bought a brand new battery. My husband realized that the battery wasn't staying locked in tight, therefore it wasn't engaging the charging ports. We found that if we pushed up on the battery, the charging light would come back on, but if the unit got bumped at all, it would disengage and stop charging again. So, we actually plugged directly in to the charging port on the side of the robot and got the battery charged, but then had more issues whenever it turned on to clean, it would vibrate and the battery would come loose and it would shut down. I tried securing the battery in place by wedging some cardboard down the side, which so far is technically working, although it did shut down once already when it ran in to a wall and must have shook the battery loose again. I may try adding another layer of cardboard to get it really snug and see how it goes.
Posted on Feb 15, 2013
I just recieved a 4108 Roomba from a friend and it charges, or at least I think it did. The red light quit blinking and was red non-flashing, but when I push the clean button all it does is beep! What causes that=any help would be wonderful....
Posted on Aug 20, 2010
We were just given an unused but old model 4108 (leftover from couple who used to sell them) and the battery stays charged for maybe 10 minutes...
And to iRowner's comment above about NOT leaving the unit charging constantly; a NEW Roomba we bought has specific instructions to LEAVE it charging all the time, ready for use. Of course if we have a cynical outlook one might say that this advice is given so that the battery actually WON'T last very long thus forcing the purchase of a new one.... but surely a manufacturer wouldn't ever suggest that, would they?! :(
Posted on May 06, 2010
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