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My Roomba 560 sometimes runs into walls/furniture very hard? Is the bumber or sensors malfunctioning?

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SOURCE: roomba keeps saying clean brushes yet are clean!

Remove the Yellow connectors on the end of the brushes and clean around the pin well. If there is too much there, the roomba thinks there is something stuck and goes into clear mode (as if there is a chord stuck).

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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SOURCE: no suction on Roomba 560

Larger debris is usually the responsibility of the brushes. Remove the bin and run the Roomba-- are the brushes actually turning? If not, call customer support for a new cleaning head module. If so, remove the grill from the back of the bin. Make sure that the little fan inside is clean, then reinstall the bin on the Roomba and run it. If that little fan doesn't spin, your Roomba has lost vacuum suction and you need a new bin.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: My Roomba 560 just spins in circles and then stops and beeps 9

Perhaps its a wheel drop sensor instead of a cliff sensor. Clean the caster, caster axle, caster motion sensor, remove and vacuum or blow the dirt from the left and right wheel assemblies.

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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SOURCE: what is the wattage onroomba 560

The power supply isn't a transformer, its a switching power supply. The power supply is different for different locations, but you should not plug a 110V only power supply into a 220v source or vice-versa. You should contact iRobot if you wish to obtain the correct power supply for another location or to determine if they have an autosensing model that can sense and adapt to either 110v or 220v. You can also use a step down transformer to convert from 220v to 110v. The charger should be using 20W or less, but it will be pulling the current in narrow surges from the peaks of the voltage wave (aka a high 3rd harmomic current) and you will need to use a 40W or larger transformer to avoid unexpectedly overheating the transformer core.

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Roomba 560 beeps 9 times; we've cleaned the

Yes, this is known issue and if your bumper moves freely, you might be facing a sensor fault caused by poor quality of components.
Here is a guide to fix it
http://www.schneordesign.com/Avi/irobot/roomba_mod2.htm
Have fun
Avi

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After running a short time ok, it starts going in circles, then gives error code 9


The nine-beep error means you have a dirty or defective bumper sensor. You might want to start by spraying compressed air around the sensors to move and dirt or debris that are causing the vacuum to think it is jammed against a wall or furniture.

Feb 28, 2011 | iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum

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My roomba 560 will not go forward, just keeps tuning to the sides or backwards. Ihave taken it apart and cleaned it very well but that did not help. What can I do?


Your bump sensors are malfunctioning. The best thing to do is order a repair kit... I ordered mine from EESolutions.ca and it worked great. I'd recommend them.

Feb 16, 2011 | iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum

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Roomba spins around in 1 place. it then stops and beeps 9 times. it seems perfectly clean sensors are cleaned etc.


Your bump sensors are malfunctioning. The best thing to do is order a repair kit.. I ordered mine from EESolutions.ca and it worked great.

Dec 01, 2010 | iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum

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560 backs out of charging base then only turns in right circles


Yes, this is known issue and if your bumper moves freely, you might be facing a sensor fault caused by poor quality of components.
Here is a guide to fix it
http://www.schneordesign.com/Avi/irobot/roomba_mod2.htm
Have fun
Avi

Dec 05, 2009 | iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum

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Roomba 560: it only spins in one place, then stops & doesn't dock either.


If there's no message its probably a sensor malfunctioning. It might be a cliff sensor, the bump switch, or wheel-drop (left, right, or caster). Try cleaning the sensors and vacuuming things out as a first step.

Nov 22, 2009 | iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum

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I bought Roomba 560 robot vacuum cleaner about 3 weeks ago and it has been cleaned without problem all kind of positions of floors (also carpets) Last friday I anyway mountained nearby of outcoming door...


Roomba won't clean black carpet because it interprets it as a cliff. The sensors under the bumper tell the Roomba that it's about to fall down the stairs and it backs away. Unfortunately, because they're a safety feature, they can't be shut off.

Aug 18, 2009 | iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum

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ERROR MESSAGE


The "cliff sensors" are what help Roomba make sure that it doesn't tumble down stairs or over a cliff. You can see picture of their locations here:
http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/robotic-vacuum-16.jpg
You can try just blowing a bit of compressed air on the lenses of those sensor since they can malfunction if dust builds up on them. If the sensors have gone bad, you can find new ones at places like
www.roboticvacparts.com or at this link
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Roomba-500-series-optical-cliff-and-bumper-sensors_W0QQitemZ270396528717QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ef4e3984d&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262&_trkparms=|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A30

Jun 07, 2009 | iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum

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