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My roomba going in circule, backward a few than stop. it is not going a normal vacuum forward

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Tear it down and clean the dirt and dust inside of it thoroughly. Also blow compressed air in the entire motor and circuit area at 5 PSI
Reassemble and it should work like new again

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This is a common problem. It is the 9-beep error. I suggest buying a repair kit from http://www.eesolutions.ca to fix it. There is a video on the site that you can look at to compare it with your Roombas behavior.

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