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Roomba turning off after 30 sec.

My Roomba works for about 30 seconds, then stops, then beeps twice and the status light comes one(red)

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  • bhoyt Dec 05, 2007

    Same problem here - it was working fine the day before.

  • Radar47 Jan 10, 2008

    I replaced the battery twice and I am having the same problem. My Roomba is turning off after 30 sec. Please notify me when a new solution is offered.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    my roomba scheduler does the same thing. I'd like to find out if I am having a problem with the battery or the charger. The output of the charger is 22.74 vdc when I plug it into the base the output to the unit is 4.94 vdc. The voltage to the battery terminals id 4.94 vdc, when it is either docked or the charger is plugged directly into the machine. I know the battery is 14.4 vdc . I'm not sure it can charge on only 5 volts.

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2008

    same problem with roomba turning off in 30 secs.

    New battery didnt help !!!

  • Zulucat Apr 08, 2008

    My Roomba Scheduler will turn on start to go then turn off with the status light flashing red. The Roomba will repeat the above after leaving it alone for about 30 minutes without being recharged. I do not want to purchase a new battery if it won't solve the problem.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    yep my roomba does the same thing, turns off after 30 seconds. I bought mine at hsn, but the problem happened after my first year.

  • cleanerupper Jun 04, 2008

    I have cleaned it, taken the battery out. Don't really want to buy a new battery. But I will because I do like the Roomba VERY MUCH!

  • cleanerupper Jun 04, 2008

    My roomba starting doing this after I used it at my son's. He has an American Bull dog and the hair is really tough to vacuum up. It cleaned 2 rooms with hard wood floor fine, then I put it on carpet and it ran for 30 seconds and shut off. Status light shows green, but when I turn it on it runs for about 30 seconds and goes to red. I've cleaned & cleaned. Any help.

  • Anonymous Jun 28, 2008

    Mine scheduler starts green off the charger then goes for 1 second then it stops and flashes red. If I push any buttons after that it says Mrrrrrp. Does anyone know whats wrong? I cleaned it thoroughly and it still does the same thing.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    My Roomb runs for a few seconds and stops. It beeps and the light flashes. I can turn it back on, but it only runs for a few seconds and then stops...

  • Catherine Cowley Oct 18, 2012

    mine too

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I was having the same problem. Roomba would run for 30 seconds and then stop. I tried everything -- then I took the small rubber brush out and removed the small nut at the end. It was packed with dust to the point that it could not turn easily. I cleaned it out and now it is working like a champ. I think the automatic shut down was just a sign that there was too much strain to turn the brushes.

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  • Wintersurfer May 30, 2008

    I was having the same problem. Roomba would run for 30 seconds and then stop. I tried everything -- then I took the small rubber brush out and removed the small nut at the end. It was packed with dust to the point that it could not turn easily. I cleaned it out and now it is working like a champ. I think the automatic shut down was just a sign that there was too much strain to turn the brushes.

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    Cesar Zuniga Jun 28, 2015

    I also removed the screw that attached the small brush to the under carriage. Discovered tons of hair. Removed it all ... Now working like a champ. Prior to this roomba would turn on for thirty seconds go around in circle and turn off! Thanks!!!!

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I had the same problem, and tried the same solution--cleaning the nut ends, especially on the rubber agitator--but it didn't help. Then I noticed that the little corner brush (the spinning brush with white bristles) wasn't turning easily, and when I unscrewed that and looked underneath, lo and behold, it had dust and hair packed around its spindle. Cleaning it fixed the problem. So definitely clean your brush ends, but don't forget the corner brush.

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I had the same problem, but noticed that it was only happening when the Roomba struck an object head on.  Instead of backing up it just sat there and plaintifully beeped twice.  Noticing that it had no problem backing up when it struck something a glancing blow or when it stuck its head over a cliff, I held it in my hand and whacked the bumper about 20 times quite roughly.  Now its working normally - just give it a good old fashioned spanking!

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In my case, it was the small spinning brush. Took it out and it was caked with dust underneath (invisible). I noticed that it would stop and start turning at random. Once I removed the dust, it ran like a champ again!
Bottom line, check all the brushes and wheels to make sure nothing is wrapped around them or clogging them.

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I had the same problem. Turned the roomba over and it had picked upa spay bottle top in the plastic roller. As soon as I removed the topthe roomba worked great.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012

Have you tried replacing the battery?

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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:

GREEN = MISSION COMPLETE

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

YELLOW RED POWER BUTTON = BATTERY DEPLETED (Scheduler Models)

RED YELLOW POWER BUTTON = BATTERY DEPLETED (Discovery Models)
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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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Hi.

If the red light is solid, that means that the Roomba is near to full discharge. If the light is flashing red, then the Roomba is completely out of charge.

If the Roomba is fully charged, then there may be a fault.

Here full list of light codes:

Pulsing Amber - Charging
Green - Fully Charged
Amber - Partially Discharged
Red - Almost Fully Discharged
Flashing Red - Fully Discharged"

Here manual

See also
Roomba DISCOVERY MODELS' DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

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