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My i-robot spins first to the right, moves back a little, then spins again. after about a minute it stops the red light flashes it says oh oh and beeps nine times. how can i fix this?

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Hey
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
Avi

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

  • Daveyon Mayne
    Daveyon Mayne Nov 29, 2010

    Most times the issue can be of a faulty IR LEDs inside the bumper optical. eBay has the repair kit for cheap. Do a search on ebay for roomba bumper repair kit.

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