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roomba 614 error 2 constantly

Postby roombaboomba » May 21st, 2019, 5:03 pm

Our 2 year old roomba 614 has recently become unable to navigate any of our rooms. Upon encountering any resistance, be it a wall, a stair step, or a stray tennis shoe, roomba stops in his tracks and gives the "Error 2, move Roomba to a new location" audible message. Moving him does no good. He continues to give the same message until he's been sitting for a day or so, then sometimes, he will start up again and work until the next obstacle is encountered. How can I fix this, he's out of warranty?
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Re: roomba 614 error 2 constantly

Postby leonicholson » May 21st, 2019, 5:28 pm

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Re: roomba 614 error 2 constantly

Postby roombaboomba » May 21st, 2019, 5:32 pm

@lionichlson, thank you.
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Re: roomba 614 error 2 constantly

Postby roombaboomba » May 21st, 2019, 5:35 pm

@lionichlson, thank you. I have tried picking the roomba up and cleaning it, removing and then checking all the brushes. They're fine. But Roomba isn't.
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Re: roomba 614 error 2 constantly

Postby Brett » May 21st, 2019, 10:12 pm

Post a pic of the ends of the brushes in place.

Have you been keeping it clean? Maybe enough hair and debris has found it's way in from the brush ends into the gearbox and is causing a drag. If you turn the main brushes by hand - do they turn freely? Have you run the self-test?

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Re: roomba 614 error 2 constantly

Postby leonicholson » May 22nd, 2019, 11:46 am

Other thing you can do is disassemble the gears that drive the rollers. Dirt can and will get in there too
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Re: roomba 614 error 2 constantly

Postby roombaboomba » May 22nd, 2019, 12:58 pm

Brett and Leonnicholson, OK I'll try checking and cleaning the gearbox. Thank you for your suggestions! Very appreciated!
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Re: roomba 614 error 2 constantly

Postby leonicholson » May 22nd, 2019, 1:27 pm

Also, have you tried running it with the brushes removed?

This could address your problem if it is the gearbox.
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Re: roomba 614 error 2 constantly

Postby George Jetson » May 25th, 2019, 7:47 pm

If it does turn out to be a contaminated gearbox, I highly recommend Vic's modded gearboxes with sealed cartridge bearings: https://www.vic7767.com/
It was the single best investment I made in my 560.
While the bearings themselves can become contaminated over time, they are much more resistant to contaminants than iR's shielded bearings and absolutely keep 99% of contaminants out of the gearbox. They can also be serviced, or tossed and replaced easily at a fraction of the cost of a new gearbox. Ask me how I know...

My original gearbox endplate...notice the elongated hole into which the spindle for the reduction gear between the motor and brush sits:
Gearbox Endplate.JPG


Said elongated hole resulted from heating due to excessive friction caused in part by this (which occurred during a single cleaning run):
Hair.JPG


Which led to one of my more time-consuming, yet useful mods that was carried out on the Sealed Cartridge Bearing CHM I ordered from Vic:
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This CHM has gone about 9 or 10 years I think and is still going strong!
Good luck with your issue, let us know how it goes. :cheers:
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