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When I start my roomba, in the display indicate Err 3

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Hi There,

Error 3 code usually means a power supply issue. Most of the time the charging base, the battery, or the power supply needs to be replaced.

Here's a link to the owners manual for your Roomba that will help you diagnosis the problem. Also the second link is to a Roomba board that has excellent resources for Roomba repair problems.

Owners manual for 500 Series

Board For Repair Troubleshooting Roomba problems

If this didn't fix your problem, or you have further questions, please feel free to use the comment field here on the Fixya repair page, and I'll be more then happy to help you.

Thank you,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

Posted on May 13, 2010

  • fumanchew Feb 02, 2014

    I just cleared error code 3 on my roomba 551. We replaced the battery and received error code 3. After searching the web for answers most replies recommended changing out the remote charger or power supply, and ultimately replacing the roomba itself. I read the manual again and noted that the roomba has the option for a direct charge from the power supply without the remote charger. With the roomba disconnected from the charging unit press and hold the large center "CLEAN" button, the unit will reset and start the language options beginning with "ENGLISH". Stop there and let the unit time out, the clean button light will go out. Disconnect the charger plug from the remote charging unit and find the direct charge receptacle on the side of the roomba (located at about 3 o'clock). Plug the power supply directly to your roomba and it should begin charging without error. This will also allow you to use your remote charger again. If this fails then perhaps you do need a new unit. But if you get error 3 after installing a new battery this may be your fix. Best wishes and regards.

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