My Roomba is about 1 year old.I have it set up to vacuum everyday but after a few minutes it shuts down and says please clean brushes even though they are clean.Sometimes it says please inspect the wheels even though when I do there are no obstructions
The brushes are clean on the outside, but probably not inside of the little yellow contact on the end. Also the junk that collects on the brushes finds its way into the gear box. Mine kept shutting down w/ the "Please remove and clean Roomba's brushes" message. I finally gave up and took it apart. There was a surprising amount of junk in the gear box. After I got it apart, I cleaned it out and I even used a straight pin and a pair of tweezers to get all of the gunk out. Now it runs like new. I'm no mechanic, but I used to help my daddy fix things around the house. I posted my solution to the problem and it has worked for a couple of other people too.
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If you get a red triangle with the two tone beep, and no voice prompt, roomba 770 runs for a few minutes or just immediately goes to red triangle...if you have thoroughly cleaned moving parts and find no obstructions, you may have the problem I had that stumped me for a week. Remove the trash bin, with roomba upside down, and there are 4 silver contacts that connect to two metal tabs on the trash bin. Over time the contacts lose some of their contact pressure. Use needle nose pliers to slightly rebend them so they make good contact to the trash bin contacts. These contacts feed the vacuum motor inside the trash bin. That fixed mine.
Try setting the Roomba on the floor, powering it up, pressing down hard on the front, just above the front wheel, and hitting "clean" or "spot." My Roomba had the same problem, and this seems to do the trick for it. I think it has something to do with the Roomba thinking the front wheel is extended (which would indicate a cliff) even though it's really not.
If this doesn't work, you might try pressing down over whichever wheel doesn't turn when you turn the Roomba on.
There's a chart in the back of your manual that lists the beep codes. If it says "contact customer support" under the "troubleshooting" section, call 1-877-855-8593. We'll be able to diagnose the problem based on the beep code and hopefully get your Roomba up and running again!
Reset the Roomba by removing it from the charger, then holding "spot" and "dock" for about twelve seconds. When you let go, the unit will play an ascending series of notes. Then recharge it overnight. If the run time is still short, give Customer Support a call-- be sure to have the Roomba with you when you do.
If you have a 400 series Roomba, try removing the battery, then holding down the power button for ten seconds, then recharging the unit before you run it again.
If you have a 500 series Roomba, don't take out the battery-- just press and hold the "spot" and "dock" buttons for about fifteen seconds. The Roomba will play a tune, and you can then charge it and try running it again later.
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
My Roomba has had a battery issue for some time now. I haven't used it in quite a while (months, years, I don't know for sure) because it would complain of a discharged battery after only a few minutes of cleaning. However, now when I finally tried to use it again, a new problem appeared.
Now, it charges normally, if I plug the cord directly into the Roomba. It will not mate with the home base, however, even if I place it on the contacts manually.
When I start it, all the buttons come on green. I then press a button to make it begin cleaning. The motor whirs up and runs for about 1 second, then it shuts down. About one second later, the power light and lights behind whichever button(s) I pressed (to give it a job) flash green then the system sits silent, and doesn't do anything else.
I had the same kind of problem with my model 400 today...after starting it and having it go in a circle for 30 seconds or so it would finally run into something and then back up a few inches, turn, then go forward a few inches, then back up a few inches, turn, then go forward a few inches, etc., etc.. I tried cleaning off the four pairs of sensors under the bumper and blowing out various things underneath (by mouth since I didn't have any canned compressed air). It didn't really help. It then occurred to me that I had a leaf blower! I put the Roomba upside down on the grass, put the leaf blower on high, and blew at it from all directions and up close. More dust came out than I thought would. It has been running normally now for the last 45 minutes.