Bumper sensor not broke?

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Bumper sensor not broke?

Postby jwalter » January 8th, 2013, 8:34 am

I have a 5 series that is doing the dance.
I ran the diagnostics according to AVIs page.
When testing the bumpers, the left side functions as normal. The right side has no response.

I wanted to check to see if there are any other test to determine if the problem may not actually be the sensor. All of the test I have found are to determine if the sensor if stuck.

Anyway to simply bypass it all together as a test?
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Re: Bumper sensor not broke?

Postby vic7767 » January 8th, 2013, 11:40 am

Your Roomba is suffering a very common fault. The bumper sensor is composed of an IR emitter and receiver that is located inside of a plastic case behind the front bumper. The emitter is failing to transmit the IR signal that causes the MCU to react to a pushed bumper. The solution is to replace the IR pair in both bumper sensors.
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Re: Bumper sensor not broke?

Postby jwalter » January 8th, 2013, 12:26 pm

Great thanks. I figured that but wanted to do a quick check before diving into this repair.
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