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My roomba discovery will not operate on the clean or max buttons, will do the spot clean and goes forward then circles. Turns itself off and plays a little da do da do do do do. I have emptied tray, sprayed with compressed air.

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If your Roomba goes "uh-oh", beep-beep-beep, that's a 3-beep error code, indicating that your vacuum motor is stalled. Remove the grill from the outside (back) of the dustbin and make sure that the impeller (looks like a fan) turns easily and is not clogged with dirt. Then try to run the robot with the bin ON but the grill OFF. You should be able to tell whether the vacuum impeller is spinning. If not, you'll need a new bin. You can confirm wth customer support by calling 1-877-855-8593.

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