Roomba gets stuck on the fans...

The very latest news and updates for the iRobot Roomba robotic vacuum, the Scooba Robotic Washer and the Dirt Dog workshop sweeper. All discussion and troubleshooting questions go here.

Roomba gets stuck on the fans...

Postby crypted » December 22nd, 2012, 8:19 pm

Normally, ole Roomba 530 can get off of the fans when it drives up onto them. However, it's had increasingly bad luck the past week.

At any rate, it became stuck no less than three times in one run today. So I figured it best to consult the forum.

Any ideas on what I might to do keep this from occurring, at least not so often?

Thanks!
Attachments
IMG_20121222_182425.jpg
IMG_20121222_182438.jpg
http://twitter.com/#!/derekcentrico | Find me on Freenode IRC: crypted
Provider of the acclaimed aGPS Patch for Android @ http://derekgordon.com/android-how-tos/a-gps-worldwide-patch
User avatar
crypted
 
Posts: 35
Joined: December 5th, 2012, 8:21 pm
Location: Miami Beach, FL

Re: Roomba gets stuck on the fans...

Postby vic7767 » December 22nd, 2012, 8:25 pm

Either raise the fan pedestals or fill in/cover the openings on the bases.
Last edited by vic7767 on December 22nd, 2012, 10:22 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Roomba and Neato Mods, come visit: http://www.vic7767.com/

http://www.Robot-Doc.com/
User avatar
vic7767
Robot Master
 
Posts: 11739
Joined: January 14th, 2006, 8:31 pm
Location: Haughton Louisiana - USA

Re: Roomba gets stuck on the fans...

Postby Koontzy » December 22nd, 2012, 9:38 pm

yup use a book or something like that under the fan ;)
Koontzy
Robot Groupie
 
Posts: 50
Joined: July 16th, 2012, 5:46 am
Location: Canada

Re: Roomba gets stuck on the fans...

Postby crypted » December 22nd, 2012, 10:09 pm

Guess I'll have to get inventive... I find it funny that the first couple of weeks saw no issues. Then, it has just gotten crazy with getting itself stuck. Today takes the cake...three times all within 20 minutes.
http://twitter.com/#!/derekcentrico | Find me on Freenode IRC: crypted
Provider of the acclaimed aGPS Patch for Android @ http://derekgordon.com/android-how-tos/a-gps-worldwide-patch
User avatar
crypted
 
Posts: 35
Joined: December 5th, 2012, 8:21 pm
Location: Miami Beach, FL

Re: Roomba gets stuck on the fans...

Postby mfortuna » December 23rd, 2012, 9:07 am

I have a fan like that but with no openings, the roomba still gets stuck. My solution is to put the fan on a chair when I run the roomba. Not elegant but it works.
Mike
Reds x 3, Dirt Dog, Disco (now a parts bot), Create, Scooba 350, and Security Dawg
Evolution Mint
Neato XV-11
User avatar
mfortuna
Robot Master
 
Posts: 5145
Joined: February 5th, 2006, 10:35 am
Location: NH

Re: Roomba gets stuck on the fans...

Postby crypted » December 23rd, 2012, 10:21 am

Just a silly thought to be sure, but the Roomba hates black doormats.

If I were to use black electrical tape around the base of the fan, would that keep it from pushing up onto it? Like, if I were to put tape around the diameter.
http://twitter.com/#!/derekcentrico | Find me on Freenode IRC: crypted
Provider of the acclaimed aGPS Patch for Android @ http://derekgordon.com/android-how-tos/a-gps-worldwide-patch
User avatar
crypted
 
Posts: 35
Joined: December 5th, 2012, 8:21 pm
Location: Miami Beach, FL

Re: Roomba gets stuck on the fans...

Postby vic7767 » December 23rd, 2012, 12:18 pm

You have hit upon a nice solution. Locate a dark color (black) rubber mat and place that under the fan base. The diameter needs to be about 4 inches larger than the base.
Roomba and Neato Mods, come visit: http://www.vic7767.com/

http://www.Robot-Doc.com/
User avatar
vic7767
Robot Master
 
Posts: 11739
Joined: January 14th, 2006, 8:31 pm
Location: Haughton Louisiana - USA


Return to iRobot Roomba and Scooba Chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ultradj83 and 182 guests