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Roomba keeps going around in circles

I have irobot roomba 500 series. when in turn it on she seems to continuously go around in circles. i have cleaner her brushes and rollers and front wheel but to no avail. she also doesnt beep to explain her problem.

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    My roomba model530 just runs in a circle. I have tried to download the owners manual but I just can't seem to figure it out.

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Dear Roomba Owner,

For solutions to your Roomba Vacuum Problems click on the following link @ http://homesupport.irobot.com/cgi-bin/irobot_homesupport.cfg/php/enduser/home.php?p_sid=gG54ERqj

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Posted on Feb 19, 2009

  • crystalcool May 16, 2011

    I had the same problem. I had the circle dance and looked around for a fix. Finally found a site that sends out do it yourself kits. I was apprehensive because I’m not that good at fixing things. I tried it out because it is a lot cheaper then a lot of other places and I found it on a forum that recommended it. Anyways, I’m here to say that the kit worked and it only cost me $20. A lot cheaper then anything else out there. It took me about 2 hours to finish and I am so happy. I really love my Roomba. Anyways, the site ishttp://www.eesolutions.ca . Check it out if you have the circle dance problem.

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How do I figure out which model I have? I do not have any manuals for my roomba. Currently when I turn it on, it will make a continuous non-increasing circle, then shut itself off.


HI There,

In order to find out which model Roomba you have, turn the machine upside down and look for a sticker that contains the serial and model number.

There are basically 2 different series of Roomba's, the newer 500 series, and the older 4000 series Discovery series. These models usually had multiple buttons on the top, unlike the newer 500 series which have just one.

The older series models included a white, red, green, and yellow colored machines, where as the newer 500 series models have a more sleek design, usually with just a single button in the center. The newer 500 series have colors of black, and silver with different combinations of the two.

Here's a link to pictures of all of the different Roomba series ever made, and the models that they contained:
http://store.irobot.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=2174944&cp=2804606&ab=CMS_AccSuper_080309

Also, in terms of the circling problem your Roomba is having, here's a very helpful link that will show you how to fix the "Roomba Circle Dance" as it's been named, haha dancing robotic vacuum cleaners, I just got a mental picture, lol.
http://mysteryroad.blogs.com/photos/roomba_gallery/xintroroomba_3549.html


I really hope this was helpful to you. Please feel free to ask any follow up questions you may have, I'm always more then happy to answer any and all of your questions if this was not able to fix your problem. Please check out our website for all of your Roomba accessories:
http://www.govacuum.com/irobot-roomba-scooba-replacment-parts.html

Thanks so much. If this was helpful, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful, or leave feedback, thanks!

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

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