I have wanted a roomba for years but could never afford one. An elderly gentleman sold me one that he had gotten for a housewarming present and had never used. It was still in the plastic and pristine. After charging the battery for 24 hours, I went to run it and it would move only about 3 inches before stopping and turning red. Although it had never been used, the battery was no good anymore. I bought a new one. Charged it up and it moved about a foot, then started going in a circle, stops, goes in the opposite direction. Stops. Continues that pattern until it gives me the "uh oh" beep.
I have spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to trouble shoot. I'm overwhelmed with the amount of information out there. I have found a few links for running it through self-diagnostics but the links are no longer good. What I could figure out for the first 5 tests, everything seems to be running. I see people making mods and firmware updates, plugging it in to their computer, etc. I've already sunk a fair amount of money into this with nothing to show - and it's brand new! I am hoping to at least get it to work before I have to buy new things for it.
Bumper is fine/not jammed, all three wheels move around and up/down correctly. Anyone have an idea why it would act like it's stuck? Anyone have a good link?
Thank you in advance!!!