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Scooba My scooba is not holding a charge. It will run for about 10 to 15 minutes and stop. What can I do? It is less than 4 months old.

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Sorry to say, but you have a bad battery. If it's still under warranty, call them and they should replace it. If not, you'll need to buy a new one.

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