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I have a irobot roomba 560, that doesnt go back to dock for charging, he just runs until the battery runs out? What can I do to make it go back to the dock ?

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Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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I've been having the same problem myself. The charger is apparently built into the roomba main board. From what I've read there are two MOSFETs U2 & U4 that can go out and require replacement to fix the problem. More info here
http://www.robotreviews.com/chat/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3909

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: iRobot 530 charges intermittently

Reset the Roomba: hold down "spot" and "dock/demo" for fifteen seconds, then release and listen for the tune. Then charge the Roomba overnight. The next time you run it, the unit should run longer. If not, call support and let them know you may have a battery problem. 1-877-855-8593 (I strongly encourage you to have the Roomba with you if you call.)

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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SOURCE: our roomba 560 wont charge have replaced the

Try cleaning the battery contacts with a little rubbing alcohol or contact cleaner on a foam swab, or a bit of paper towel. Take a litle time, it doesn't always dissolve instantly. (Don't use a pink pencil eraser, it would scrub off the plating that prevents corrosion) Clean both contacts on the battery pack and both of the contacts in the Roomba. Make sure the battery is oriented correctly when you put it back in. Also clean the charging base contacts and the corresponding contacts on the Roomba itself.
I'm not sure entirely sure what you're trying to recover - the new battery pack, the old battery pack, or the Roomba itself - but since you can swap parts back and forth, you can clearly isolate the problem. The old battery pack might be rehabilitatted if you have the equipment to recondition it, but if it may not work. The new battery shouldn't have been harmed that easily.

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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SOURCE: charging error 5 - battery not workiafter 4 calls and 4 different

Generic works fine, and that charger does too. If your charge light and dock light are on then you'll be okay.
Save cash, go generic!

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

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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?


Your manuals are here. Flashing lights must be covered. A quick look at the site says flashing red is bin full. In fact, I found it. Flashing Amber is CHARGING.

Roomba 600/500 Battery and Charging Overview On some robots, the CLEAN light should pulse red/amber while charging. ... Amber - partially discharged; Red - nearly discharged; Flashing Red - discharged . homesupport.irobot.com homesupport.irobot.com/.../roomba-600%2F500-battery-and-charging- overview LabeledSupport ... clipped from Google - 12/2015 iRobot: Customer Care - Roomba 700 Anatomy homesupport.irobot.com homesupport.irobot.com/app/answers/.../a.../roomba-700-anatomy images?q=tbn:and9gcss8oogw3vmcv_uom0z_pxoi9q5tq9n4aqrcwbsxn0zd1blfvnacictdbyn iRobot: Customer Care - Roomba 700 Anatomy Solid Red = Battery Discharged; Amber Pulse = Charging; Solid Green = Fully Charged; Quick ... The battery indicator blinks when there is a charging issue. homesupport.irobot.com homesupport.irobot.com/app/answers/.../a.../roomba-700-anatomy LabeledSupport ... clipped from Google - 12/2015 iRobot Roomba 500 Series Battery Maintenance homesupport.irobot.com homesupport.irobot.com/ci/documents/.../042809_500MaintBatt_vib iRobot Roomba 500 Series Battery Maintenance Roombas "CLEAN" light should pulse red/amber while charging. ... Green - fully charged; Amber - partially discharged; Red - nearly discharged; Flashing Red - ... homesupport.irobot.com homesupport.irobot.com/ci/documents/.../042809_500MaintBatt_vib LabeledSupport ... clipped from Google - 12/2015 Roomba 400 Series/Discovery Battery and Charging Overview homesupport.irobot.com homesupport.irobot.com/.../roomba-400-series%2Fdiscovery-battery-and- charging-overview Roomba 400 Series/Discovery Battery and Charging Overview Your Roomba's POWER light should pulse red/amber while charging. ... Amber - partially discharged; Red - nearly discharged; Flashing Red - discharged. homesupport.irobot.com homesupport.irobot.com/.../roomba-400-series%2Fdiscovery-battery-and- charging-overview LabeledSupport ...

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How do I change schedule on Roomba


go to roomba.com when at there site go to customer care support then to pooduct resources then select a robot roomba,scooba,ect find your sereies 700,600 ect go to documents&manuals then to scheduling roomba then to viewing and deleting schedules follow the steps

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My roomba 560 approaches the dock and attempts to dock. However, it never seems to align correctly and backs out. This is a continuous process. It simply will not dock at all. Any suggestions?


Check the connector on your ROOMBA, there is a switch that open the ground when you connect the charger direct to the ROOMBA and a lot of times it get stock and remain open. Using a small screwdriver press the metal plates to force to close.

Oct 08, 2010 | iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum

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Roomba stopped after 45 minutes. does not move. manually placed on docking station...nothing


Sounds like something's dead either with the roomba or the charging station or power supply. Does it charge up if you plug the power supply directly into the roomba, instead of into the charging station? If not, you'll probably have to return it to the place you bought it.

Aug 27, 2010 | iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum

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IRobot 560 does not return back to the charging station as it runs out of battery after 1/2 hr. of cleaning.


You need to put the charging station in an easily accessible area, since the roomba doesn't know where it is if it's in another room. The roomba needs to be quite close to it to be able to detect it. When its battery runs low the roomba will zigzag around at random until it detects the charging station.

Aug 23, 2010 | iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum

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My irobot (Roomba)is only working for 10 mins then


It should take about 6 hrs to charge. I had the same problem and reset the charging circuit. 1) Charge it until the green light comes on. 2) Unplug and pull battery out. 3) hold down the power on button 15-30 seconds. 4.) Put the battery back in, plug in the charger (direct - not through the dock) and charge for 72 hrs. Then, run at Max clean until the "I'm dead" tune plays.

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I think the battery is not holding its charge anymore. The red (charging) light does change to green but only runs a few yards on leaving the dock.


You have dead nimh (nickle metal hydride) batteries2_bing.gif.
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 04, 2010 | iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum

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Charging error 5 - battery not workiafter 4 calls and 4 different


Generic works fine, and that charger does too. If your charge light and dock light are on then you'll be okay.
Save cash, go generic!

Mar 03, 2010 | iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum

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IRobot 530 charges intermittently


Reset the Roomba: hold down "spot" and "dock/demo" for fifteen seconds, then release and listen for the tune. Then charge the Roomba overnight. The next time you run it, the unit should run longer. If not, call support and let them know you may have a battery problem. 1-877-855-8593 (I strongly encourage you to have the Roomba with you if you call.)

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Roomba 560, the small red light above the schedule button will not reset and the roomba will not run. The problem started when I the roomba sat dead for 12 hours. I tried the spot dock reset trick with no...


You should start by removing the "belly plate" of the Roomba and simply removing the battery to cycle power to the unit. If that does not solve the problem, it sounds like you need a replacement circuit board for the 560. That's alot trickier since iRobot doesn't like to sell those...they want you to send to them for service.
Your options would be to send to a reputable Roomba repair center like www.protechrobotics.com or you can buy a replacement PCA from places like www.RoboticVacParts.com and replace yourself.

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