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Amber flashing light while on home base. New, pulled tab, placed on dock. First time said charge err1, took out battery and replaced. Now just flashes amber. Is this correct?

Your manuals are here. Flashing lights must be covered. A quick look at the site says flashing red is bin full. In fact, I found it. Flashing Amber is CHARGING.

Roomba 600/500 Battery and Charging Overview On some robots, the CLEAN light should pulse red/amber while charging. ... Amber - partially discharged; Red - nearly discharged; Flashing Red - discharged . overview LabeledSupport ... clipped from Google - 12/2015 iRobot: Customer Care - Roomba 700 Anatomy images?q=tbn:and9gcss8oogw3vmcv_uom0z_pxoi9q5tq9n4aqrcwbsxn0zd1blfvnacictdbyn iRobot: Customer Care - Roomba 700 Anatomy Solid Red = Battery Discharged; Amber Pulse = Charging; Solid Green = Fully Charged; Quick ... The battery indicator blinks when there is a charging issue. LabeledSupport ... clipped from Google - 12/2015 iRobot Roomba 500 Series Battery Maintenance iRobot Roomba 500 Series Battery Maintenance Roombas "CLEAN" light should pulse red/amber while charging. ... Green - fully charged; Amber - partially discharged; Red - nearly discharged; Flashing Red - ... LabeledSupport ... clipped from Google - 12/2015 Roomba 400 Series/Discovery Battery and Charging Overview charging-overview Roomba 400 Series/Discovery Battery and Charging Overview Your Roomba's POWER light should pulse red/amber while charging. ... Amber - partially discharged; Red - nearly discharged; Flashing Red - discharged. charging-overview LabeledSupport ...

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Dec 31, 2015 | Roomba Vacuums


Irobot, Dirt Dog, Scooba

By now I bet most of you have seen one of these.
They clean your carpet and don't complain about a paycheck.
They scrub your floors and they clean your shop, and some of them even do it on a schedule, while others clean out your rain gutters, and the expensive ones clean your pool!

Well guess what?

They all have pretty much the same brain.
Know what that means to you?
They can ALL clean on a predetermined schedule!

Yes Irobot sells a Roomba called a scheduler which has a remote control, but they can all be programmed with that same remote control to clean at any time you desire, 7 days a week, once a day. The real beauty of this though is that you can buy that remote on Ebay for pretty cheap.

The only thing you have to remember is to set them to different times and feed those times in separately. You MUST have the Irobot turned on prior to sending it a schedule, otherwise you wont hear a confirmation tone.

Lets say you want the Dirt Dog to clean up a pretty nasty floor before the Roomba does it's thing. You set the day, lets make it Wednesday.
Now you set the scheduler on the remote control pad so the Irobot runs when you're asleep.

The average Dirt Dog runs 45 minutes to an hour, so we set it for midnight.
Then we set the Roomba for 1am. For each time we set for each device there will have to be a code sent and recorded by the device itself, which wil be followed by a short confirmation tone.

Remember that before you send a new schedule to a different robot, you will have to erase or modify the old schedule recorded in the remote control. The schedule doesn't need to be present on the remote control for the Irobot to run on time. Once the schedule has been sent and the confirmation tone has sounded, nothing else needs to be done for the Irobot to do it's job, so you can safely wipe the previous schedule and set a new one, then send that schedule to another Irobot.

When the Remote Control sends a code, it effectively sets the clock on the Irobot, then tells it when to run according to that clock.

Now lets say you want the kitchen floors scrubbed every wednesday, but you dont want the Scooba bumping into either the Dirt Dog or the Roomba.
The solution is to set it to run at 2am.

The end result is a very clean floor that even your toddler can safely play on. Lets also remember that the very same remote control you use to set those schedules can also be used to guide and control the Irobot much like you would a remote controlled toy car. SO, if you have a party and someone spills a drink, you can simply guide the Scooba to that spot and have it wash and wet-vac the area.

That's my Tip for the Day

Bob S.

on Apr 08, 2010 | Vacuums

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Roomba 4106 new battery charged but wont start

see the diodes, resistor, capacitor inside for test.
since the battery is new, the power charger is faulty, power regulator IC is bad.
God bless you

May 16, 2012 | Roomba 3005 Pro Robotic Vacuum

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I have no instructions for my roomba 560 so dont know how to start it

Turning Roomba on and off • To turn Roomba ON, press CLEAN once. You will hear a beep and the CLEAN button will light. • To start a cleaning cycle, press CLEANagain. Roomba will start a cleaning cycle. • To pause Roomba, press CLEAN while Roombais cleaning. • To turn Roomba OFF, press and hold theCLEAN button until Roomba's lightsturn OFF.

Sep 21, 2011 | iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum

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Roomba Discovery SE Bagless Robotic Vacuum: My Roomba battery charger has no lights and does n...

use a multimeter to test if it is actually putting out a charge. Is this a regular roomba charger with the green led on top? And it just doesnt light up anymore? If so then the pack is dead. replace it.

May 16, 2010 | iRobot Roomba Discovery SE Bagless Robotic...

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Lights on charger do not light and therfore do not charge roomba.

If the charger doesn't light up, it's broken.

Call customer support at 1-877-855-8593. Be sure to have the Roomba and charger with you when you call-- you'll need them.

May 28, 2009 | Roomba Robotic Floor Bagless Vacuum

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Roomba Scheduler will not dock

Clean the contact on the robot and it will dock.

Nov 16, 2008 | Roomba Robotic Floor Bagless Vacuum

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It could be the power button itself. If you have a Roomba remote, try using that to power on the robot.

Sep 28, 2008 | iRobot 4150 Roomba Vacuum

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