Question about iRobot Vacuums
I just recently had someone bring in a roomba discovery and all it would do is stay in a tight 4 tile area and go in circles. battery was fully charged and all bumpers were clear.
i took a can of air blast for cleaning computers and blasted the area on the bottom underneath the sensor and watched as several dust bunnies came flying out.gave it a few more blasts for good measure and put it back on the floor and hit power then clean buttons.
thing went in same tight circle for 2 passes then the circle got bigger for 2 more passes , blue light indicator came on and it made a straight line dash across to closed door and started following the edge and criss-crossing the room.
called the owner back in to test and it repeated the same moves when she started it and all appeared to be working normal again.
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
It's little brain is having a seizure. Really! It's a programming fault. If you look on the machine, usually the bottom, you'll find a 1-800 number you can call and they have a solution for it. It's fairly common for this to happen and it cannot be solved with any mechanical solution.
Posted on Jan 27, 2008
When the status light comes on, the Roomba is going to sing "uh-oh," and then beep a number of times. Count the beeps. They're a code that tells you what's wrong with the Roomba. You can check iRobot's website for a chart of beep codes. Search "What is Roomba saying to me?" on the troubleshooting page.
Posted on May 15, 2009
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
Posted on Apr 12, 2010
SOURCE: Roomba going in circles
Roomba going in circles. Called irobot and if reseting it (by taking out the battery, unplugging it from the charger, and holding down the power button for 30 seconds), didn't work, turn the roomba over, take a compressor and blow air into the front. Maybe a shop vac would also work. We cleaned out the whole thing while we were at it. And now it works just fine. The tech person at irobot was very helpful.
Posted on Oct 16, 2010
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