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I robot won't go forward

My vacuum keeps backing up as though it is bumping into an object even though nothing is there for it to bump into. Suggestions?

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  • jriske125 Aug 19, 2008

    Roomba just goes around in circles. Never forward.

  • rdsoft Aug 26, 2008

    Mine does the same thing after a few minutes of working fine. Then after backing up and sometimes going in circles it stops and starts makes a beepping sound, indicating a specific problem, over and over and the only way to stop it is to remove the battery and put it back in. Then the aforementioned process happens again. My robot is about 2 years old and has been used only about once every 3 weeks.

  • Alienpilot Jan 08, 2009

    Same thing. IRobot sent me new wheels. Didn't fix it...

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    My Roomba will not go forward. It has been completely disassembled and cleaned. I doesn't ****, just goes into reverse, spins, and then when you think it would go forward, it just stops.

  • headster23 May 17, 2009

    Same problem. After taking apart and cleaning, it will go forward in a right-ward arc but after 30 seconds, it will stop, back up short distances, spin and repeat.

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HAVE YOU TRIED OPENING UP THE ROOMBA AND CLEANING THE SENSORS?

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I had this problem and cured it by blowing hard down into the cliff sensors to dislodge dust which had managed to get up inside.

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I opened up roomba, cleaned the cliff sensors, blew it out, new wheels didn't fix it, nothing. IRobot finally sent me a new roomba.

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