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My Roomba 560 has started to run in small steps as if it constantly meets an obstacle and turns around in a very small circle. It advances slightly, backs slightly and turns and then does this again and again.

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Sounds like your Roomba has the Circle Dance Error. Here is the fix for the Circle Dance.

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It probably does think its met an obstacle. It could be the bump sensor switch remains pressed, one of the 4 cliff sensors on the front is dirty, or one of the 3 wheel drop sensors (left right and caster) is alarmed. Clean the sensors and your problem may resolve.

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a roomba going round in circles is so common that it is known as the "circle dance" problem and there are videos on you tube showing you how to fix it, step by step. search for "roomba circle dance" on youtube.

i would not normally redirect you to another site, but these videos are clearer than any written instructions i can give here. watch a few of the videos as there are some slight differences to the basic problem and follow th eone that matches your symptons most closely.

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