Question about Roomba Robotic Floor Bagless Vacuum
My Roomba works for about 30 seconds, then stops, then beeps twice and the status light comes one(red)
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.
Posted on May 30, 2008
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.
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
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!
Posted on May 23, 2008
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.
Posted on Jun 17, 2012
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?
Posted on Jan 06, 2008
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