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Roomba 550 stops after 30 seconds of operating. Battery was replaced 1 yr ago to the date. Also makes screeching noise. Did clean the gear box in 1/13 but didn't put lube on gears.

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    Julie Jennison Oct 17, 2013

    Battery did need to be replaced. I have cleaned all the brushed (including axel under yellow brush caps) & cleaned out the gear box. The screeching noise decreases after the first 30 seconds the Roomba runs

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OK, then maybe you should diassemble the machine and put some lubrication on the gears. Make sure everything is in it's correct place when re-assembly. Make siure the fan blade that creates the suction isn't damaged or even cracked. If it is, replace it. If it's stopping shortly after starting, it may have something OUT OF PLACE, that's causing to much friction.

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SOURCE: IRobot will stop after few seconds ..

Hi,

How old is the unit? It looks like the battery needs to be replaced.

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SOURCE: My roomba 560 has brushes that spin one rotation

Here's the solution to this problem...

Remove the rollers and run the Roomba and see if the problem goes away. If so, here is the solution to the problem...

Each roller has a little yellow cap on one end. Pull this cap off (it should come off easily) and remove the crud that is wrapped around the "axle" of the rollers. The crud keeps the cap from going far enough down on the axle, essentially making the roller longer. This causes the roller to get into a bind and results in the roll-thump-roll-thump-roll problem. Once the crud is removed, replace the cap, replace the roller (notice how it drops in easier now?), and enjoy your Roomba again.

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SOURCE: Roomba 4100 lights up when I hit the power and dies

Most likely it is a worn out battery. You can buy a new one for about $70 at iRobot.com or read their help section.

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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SOURCE: my roomba 550 keeps making a clicking noise and it

Hello, this type of Clicking sound is most likely a loose alignment within the brush axles. There is a particular way the brushes have to go, each in an individual position. Try to tinker around with the position(s), :) lol... this should solve the Clicking caused by miss ~ alignment. :)

Ciao

Posted on Jan 29, 2010

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SOURCE: my roomba 550 makes loud clicking noises and stops

pull brush rollers out.pull funny lookin yellow ends off and clean hair ect.out .also pop out front wheel and clean

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

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