I think this topic is in other threads, but honestly they got into bearings/lubings and things that were beyond my comprehension, so I apologize if I am restarting something old -- but for the non-mechanically minded!
My Roomba 562 was purchased on 2/2/09 -- so isn't even 3 months old yet! I have two heavy shedding Corgis and all wood floors. It was doing a great job until the past couple of weeks, when it began to stop cleaning after about 10 minutes and give me the "two beep" "please remove and clean Roomba's brushes" (can I say that woman's voice is getting on my nerves?!?!). I have poked around the forum and done the following:
1) replaced the brushes with new brushes, including the side sweeper and inspected/cleaned everything associated with them
2) rotated the brushes manually to try to clean out anything stuck in there
3) reset the battery
4) removed all the modules, including the wheels, the CHM, the side brush and the front wheel, brushed them clean and vacuumed out any hair or dust bunnies (there were not many) in the interior and the CHM
5) wipe the exterior clean, including every sensor I could sense
6) put it all back together
And it still will tell me to clean the darn brushes after 5-10 minutes! It also makes that thumping/clicking noise which I think means it is trying disengage a cord or something (?) - but there's nothing there to disengage from.
So, clearly I'm still under warranty -- but before I contact iRobot
, wanted two pieces of guidance from you all:
1) What else can I do (before contacting them)
2) What should I ask iRobot
for -- should I ask to replace some part, and if so, what?
Please treat me as a mechanical moron. The fact that I used a screwdriver to undo the bottom cover is about the limit of my comprehension of all things mechanical