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MY SCOOBA RUNS AROUND ERRATICALLY BACK AND FORTH THEN BEEPS 5 TIMES AND SHOWS I AM STUCK

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  • betoncat Feb 08, 2009

    My Dirt Dog starts and then wiggles back and forth moving forward, turns, wiggles the same, turns, wiggles, turns, wiggles.....then turns off. Sometimes I can get it to do the contour of a room for a bit, but then it stops and beeps again. We bought two and used one and put one away for when we needed it, and a year later, the first one started doing dancing, front/back/front/back....stop. So we pulled out the new one and it started the wiggling! This one is brand new, but not under warranty due to just now opening. We tried testing it, but it just sits there with the light on. It will do some of the testing, but not all of it. Is there anyway to find out if it is in the programming? Does irobot have any software you can download to it? Seems like it would have to be in the programming.

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Ensure that the front caster can spin freely, pivot, and rotate. Remove the caster by pulling it out and clear any dirt. Reinsert the wheel and lightly push the wheel up and down

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