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I have a new scoba (irobot) the battery is charged the tanks were fillied and every time i hit the power button and then clean the machines "check the tank" light came on. i have done all the proper instruction checks an i have done all the trouble shooting section. the machine will only work (and that is for 5 minutes drying its head) when i hit power and the clean button twice. so obviously the machine is somewhat working

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  • lesgro Jun 04, 2008

    i get the check tank light, the scooba runs, but does not dispense any water

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We had to prime the sensor. irobot suggested a turkey baster, but we didn't have oneso we used an empty visine bottle with the end snipped off and rinsed completely. this worked after the first try. thank you for your interest

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Amber flashing light while on home base. New, pulled tab, placed on dock. First time said charge err1, took out battery and replaced. Now just flashes amber. Is this correct?


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Dec 31, 2015 | Roomba Vacuums

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Power is green but when i turn on clean status is red and power is red


Battery time! Get a nice new longer life battery on Ebay, or go for the Nicad replacement if you have no carpet and want to save some cash.

You have dead nimh (nickle metal hydride) batteries. You will need a replacement. You can test for this by removing the battery and holding the power button for 15 seconds. This will restart the charging cycle as if the battery were new.

Mar 15, 2010 | iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum

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Clean light blinks then solid orange button i bought a new battery dec


Remove the battery and hold the power button for 15 seconds. This will restart the charging cycle as if the battery were new. If after 72 hours, it stays orange your battery is either sub-standard voltage or not sold as advertised.

Feb 19, 2010 | iRobot Roomba 4210 Bagless Robotic Vacuum

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The green light is on as though the battery is fully charged, however, when I start a cleaning cycle, it beeps and goes to red immediately without moving.


Remove the battery, hold down the POWER button for ten seconds, then put the battery back in and charge overnight. If it still tells you it's out of power as soon as you start it, it's time for a new battery. http://store.irobot.com

Aug 23, 2009 | iRobot Roomba 4210 Bagless Robotic Vacuum

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Scooba battery light turns red as soon as irobot starts


Do you leave the battery on charge long enough? Try 4-hours up to overnight. If so, then the battery is probably at the end of it's useful life. Getting a new battery depends on cost versus life expectancy of the robot and whether it does the job you want it to do.

Jul 19, 2009 | iRobot Roomba 4210 Bagless Robotic Vacuum

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Scooba now stops sooner and isn't finished cleaning :-(


I had this problem and contacted irobot. An important fact was left out of the early edition user manual to not leave the battery charging for an extended amount of time. Because of this ommision, they sent me a new battery and a software upgrade for the scooba. I just followed the directions and attached the little device they sent to do the upgrade the scooba and it fixed the battery problem.

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Jul 17, 2009 | iRobot 5800 Scooba Vacuum

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Scooba won't turn on


It sounds like you've got a finicky power button. Not a lot that can be done about that, but you may want to try getting your hands on the old-style Roomba remote, the black one. The power button from that will power on a Scooba, though you can't start a cleaning cycle that way. This might allow you to bypass the Scooba's power button altogether.

May 08, 2009 | iRobot 5800 Scooba Vacuum

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Scooba 5800 Power button Red Blinking


You probably have the manual, but here's the link to the Scooba 5800 manual anyway - just in case this would be useful to you: --> http://www.irobot.com/images/homesupport/5800_Scooba_Manual.pdf You could use a voltmeter to check the battery, but only a few months use shouldn't be enough to wear it out. If you don't have a load-tester to verify the battery's load-capacity, then you can check the voltage drop. (Assuming you can get it to contact the Scooba's circuits.) To do this, just check the battery voltage, apply a load by inserting it in the machine and turning it on, then check the battery voltage again. An excessive drop in voltage may indicate the battery needs replacing. However, the red blinking light is Scooba's indicator that it doesn't detect the battery at all. The first thing to do in this case is to clean the electrical contacts on the battery and in the Scooba. Use a damp cloth and a bit of toothpaste to rub the contacts clean on the battery and in the machine. (Toothpaste has mild abrasives in it and will clean the electric contacts without damaging them.) Make sure that both the battery and the Scooba are clean and dry before re-inserting the battery. Also, if the electric contacts in the machine are flexible matal tabs then verify that the tabs are standing up high enough to make good contact with the battery contacts. Hopefully the battery just needs it's contacts cleaned for your unit to work, but test the battery if you are sure that they are clean and seated properly to the contacts in the machine. If the battery appears to be failing, then contact www.irobot.com to cheack and see if they are still covered under your machine's warranty. Hope this helps! :)

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