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IRobot Roomba Scheduler

My robot stopped vacuuming, now it just goes around the room without picking up anyhting. I have tried calling support but I am just put on hold for almost an hour, I always have to hang up right before the hour comes up. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    Irobot works for a couple of mins. Then stops saying clean robots brushes. Done that and yet still tells me to clean brushes and does not pick up. Help

  • son_gesdo May 28, 2008

    I have the same problem



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You might try emailing them

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My roomba wakes up in the middle of the night and makes wired noises

Is this a Roomba with, 1. low power, 2. one that had low power, but is now charged up and ready to go or 3. did your power go off briefly the night and when it came back on Roomba got a power surge and "responded". You might want to try unplugging Roomba when not charging or being used. I did this but it seemed to affect how long by Roomba could run later between battery recharges.

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What are these 2 blinking lights on my irobot roomba?

"The Charge Indicator Light is located immediately to the right of the power button on Roomba Red and Roomba (sage). On Roomba Discovery and Discovery SE, the Charge Indicator Light is incorporated into the power button. Please refer to the table below to determine what the Charge Indicator Light is telling you.

* Pulsing Amber - Charging
* Green - Fully Charged
* Amber - Partially Discharged
* Red - Almost Fully Discharged
* Flashing Red - Fully Discharged"
At the end of a cleaning mission, Roomba will tell you if it has successfully completed it's mission or not:


YELLOW = MISSION ABANDONED (Check robot's brushes, etc.)


number of beeps after ?uh-oh? :

No beeps: A wheel is stuck or is not touching the ground. Pick up the robot, place it down securely on the floor and touch the clean button to restart the cycle.

1 beep: The main brushes cannot turn. Turn over Roomba and remove the brush guard by pushing the two yellow tabs. Remove the brushes, clear any obstructions, and replace them again.

2 beeps: The side brush cannot turn. Turn over Roomba. Look to see if something is wrapped around the side brush. Remove the side brush with a screw driver and check for string or hair that may be wrapped around it.

3 beeps: The vacuum cannot run Remove and empty Roomba?s bin.

4 beeps: A wheel motor cannot run Your Roomba may be stuck or something may be wrapped around a wheel. Look for something wrapped around the wheels. Push them in and out and make sure they turn easily.

5 beeps: The cliff sensors have failed or are blocked. Turn over Roomba and clear any debris that might be caught underneath the front bumper in the cliff sensors. You can also use compressed air to clean them out.

6 beeps: Wheel obstruction or robot attempting to drive over an obstacle. Turn over Roomba and remove any obstructions that prevent the wheels from seating all the way up into Roomba?s body. Also, remove any obstacles that Roomba could drive over.

7 or 8 beeps: Not applicable Roomba?s beep codes do not include 7 or 8 beeps. If you are getting an error with 7 or 8 beeps, try counting again or contact iRobot Customer Care.

9 beeps: Sensor error Please contact iRobot Customer Care.

10 beeps: Roomba is stuck Pick up Roomba and start it again somewhere else. Use a virtual wall or other barrier to keep Roomba away from the
place it got stuck.

Your Roomba may be experiencing an issue where the battery is deeply discharged and may need to charge longer than the standard 3 hours. (or 7 hours if you have a standard charger)

Even with the charging light showing green (this indicates a fully charged battery) the robot is still charging. If your Roomba exhibits behavior where it charges for a short time then runs for a short time you will need to do the following.

1. Plug the charger into Roomba (if you have a home base be sure to plug directly into Roomba instead of using the home base, this will ensure the robot's charging cycle is not interrupted.)

2. After the Roomba's charging indicator goes to solid green please keep the Roomba on the charger for an additional 72 hours. (3 days)

3. After the 72 hours (3 days) has passed, turn your Roomba on and begin a normal cleaning cycle. If this works successfully it may take several uses for the battery to get back up to the performance it once had.

If this does not correct the problem, please call customer support at 877-855-8593

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Took Roomba apart to clean and now the pick up brushes start and stop during cleaning. The vaccum is clean but will not constantly spin. Runs great but pick up brushes start and stop. Is there a number...

You can go to . This is the roomba website. You should be able to find replacement parts, customer support, videos or the Roomba product, and more.
When you cleaned your Roomba, did you also clean the wheel wells and outer most edges of the brush brush cartridges? There can be lint, threads, and at my house, cat hair, wrapped around the outermost edges of the brush cartridges.
I hope my suggestions help. If so, please contact Fixya and rate my solution.
Thanks and Good Luck!

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IRobot 560 does not return back to the charging station as it runs out of battery after 1/2 hr. of cleaning.

You need to put the charging station in an easily accessible area, since the roomba doesn't know where it is if it's in another room. The roomba needs to be quite close to it to be able to detect it. When its battery runs low the roomba will zigzag around at random until it detects the charging station.

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Roomba 530


Please look for other same problem posted here ;-)

You are probably facing a bumper sensor issue.
Try to clean the bumper first and if this goes on, either call iRobot service, or
take a look at this page for the step by step 9 beep fix.

Have fun

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Can not charge thr battery

When you press the "clean" button after charging, does the Roomba give you any audible tones? Those tones are the key to understanding failures in the 400 series. See chart below to decode those tones
If you get no tones at all, then either (1) you're not getting power from the battery to the main circuit board or (2) the main circuit board is dead. You really have to open the unit up to figure out which it is. Circuit board replacement is a pretty involved procedure since it requires disassembly of almost the entire robot. If you are brave and want to try it, replacement PCAs are available from places like They are my favorite shop because they sell parts tha iRobot refuses to sell to consumers and they're prices always beat what iRobot charges.

Roomba Says
What It Means
What You Should Do
Plays 4-note song as Power button blinks RED
Play sound The battery is low and needs recharging
• Connect the robot to the charger or Home Base® and recharge the battery. “Ehh”
Play sound The Cliff Sensors are dirty or malfunctioning
• Pick up your robot and turn it over.*
• Check for any debris that might be caught underneath the front bumper, around the Cliff Sensors.
• Wipe the Sensors with a lint-free cloth or use compressed air to clean them out.
A wheel is stuck or is not touching the ground
• Lift the robot and place it down again.
• Press the Clean button to restart the cycle. “Uh-oh” plus 1 beep

The robot's main brushes are stalled
• Pick up your robot, turn it over* and remove the wire guard.
• Look for something blocking the brushes; you may need to remove and reinstall the brushes to remove the obstruction. “Uh-oh” plus 2 beeps
The robot's Side Brush is stalled
• Pick up your robot and turn it over*
• Check to see if something is wrapped around the Side Brush.
• Remove the Side Brush with a screw driver and check for string or hair wrapped under it.
• Replace the Side Brush, place Roomba in the center of the room and press Clean to resume cleaning. “Uh-oh” plus 3 beeps

The robot's vacuum is stalled
• Remove and empty the Dirt Bin.
• Use a flat-head screwdriver to remove the grill at the back of the Dirt Bin.
• Spin the Vacuum Impeller around, shaking out any debris that may be stuck.
• Replace the grill and the Dirt Bin. “Uh-oh” plus 4 beeps

Play sound
The robot's Drive Wheels are stalled
• Your robot may be stuck, or something may be caught in a wheel.
• If it's stuck, place it in the center of the room and press Clean. It should resume cleaning.
• If it is not stuck, lift the robot, turn it over* and look for something caught in the wheels. Test the wheels by pushing them in and out and making sure they rotate freely. Place robot in the center of the room, press Clean, and it should resume cleaning.
If this continues to happen every time you clean, you may need a software upgrade. Contact iRobot Customer Support.
“Uh-oh” plus 5 beeps
The robot's Cliff Sensors are obstructed
• Pick up your robot and turn it over.*
• Check for any debris that might be caught underneath the front bumper, around the Cliff Sensors.
• Wipe the Sensors with a lint-free cloth or use compressed air to clean them out. “Uh-oh” plus 6 beeps

The robot's Wheel Drop Sensors are overloaded (robot is stuck in a bumpy area)
• Pick up your robot, place it in the center of the room, then power it off and then on again.
• Select the cleaning cycle you prefer and let it go to work.
“Uh-oh” plus 9 beeps

The robot's Wheel Drop Sensors have failed at startup
• This failure requires you to contact iRobot Customer Support. Click here to send us an email. “Uh-oh” plus 10 beeps

The robot's bumper is not registering obstacles
• If the robot travels for a long distance without bumping into anything (which would be unusual), it might think it’s stuck and can’t move; press Clean again and it should resume cleaning.

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Spins, stops and can't find dock

The problem is your Roomba's bumper. Tap it with your hand about a dozen times, blow it out with compressed air, and then try running the Roomba. If the same thing occurs, call support at 1-877-855-8593. (Be sure to have the Roomba with you when you call.)

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I have the Roomba Scheduler. It just keeps going

its going in circles because it thinks it bumbing something try using commpressed air and blow out the the bumber sensors

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Roomba goes around in circles

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