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Roomba doing circles for 30 seconds, and turning off w/ warning light coming on. Seems that it thinks it is constantly hitting a wall or something...

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SOURCE: Roomba turning off after 30 sec.

I was having the same problem. Roomba would run for 30 seconds and then stop. I tried everything -- then I took the small rubber brush out and removed the small nut at the end. It was packed with dust to the point that it could not turn easily. I cleaned it out and now it is working like a champ. I think the automatic shut down was just a sign that there was too much strain to turn the brushes.

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Are you sure it is 10 beeps ?
look in your user's manual, the beeps code is there with some
suggestions how to solve it
Have fun
Avi

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

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