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Scooba 230 troubleshooting

I press clean button. After. Few seconds it uh-oh's and the red warning light comes on. Scooba will not start

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SOURCE: roomba stops uh oh beep and run light flashes with

please count the beeps and let us know of it
this tells you the kind of fault it has
look in your Roomba's user manual, this is all explained there ;-)
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