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my roomba stops

Postby cookie » February 9th, 2006, 12:42 pm

Hi,
i'll try to explain you my problem.
I have a roomba discovery SE from August. It ran perfectly, but now it stops. It runs for a while and then stops 1-2 seconds and runs again, but later it stops and the litlle light is orange. But the roomba is cleaned and the batterie charge.
I don't know whta's the problem.
Do you can help me?
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Postby Talon » February 9th, 2006, 1:45 pm

Hi Cookie......Does the Roomba turn in circles? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Talon
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Postby Guest » February 10th, 2006, 4:50 am

No, it tries to start in circles but I see it desoriented.
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Postby cookie » February 10th, 2006, 10:36 am

Today I've observed my roomba.
When it starts it tries to go by circle but quickly it goes to another place, then it stops, it runs again, and immediately it stops wiht the status light on and it makes 3 beeps.
I'm worried about it.
Can you help me?
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Postby DaveV » February 10th, 2006, 12:53 pm

sounds like a cliff sensor problem to me. Try cleaning them.
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Postby Talon » February 10th, 2006, 8:27 pm

Cookie......please follow this test :D It will tell you what is wrong with your Roomba http://www.robotreviews.com/swiftracer/ ... mode.shtml Let us know the result :D >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.Talon
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Postby cookie » February 13th, 2006, 5:17 am

Many thanks,
this foroum is fantastic, i hope to solve my roomba problems. I'll check the test and then i'll inform you.
I hope to tell you that my roomba cleans well again.
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my roomba stops again

Postby Guest » February 15th, 2006, 5:00 am

hello,
it's me again. I cleaned my roomba and the sensors, then i started it and it ran well for a few minutes and then again, it's stops often and finally it sounds like if its was finished but with the status light on an then it made four beeps.
I can't find theproblem.
More help please.
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Postby Dowser » February 15th, 2006, 5:05 am

Try to reset it and see if the problem is resolved:
Remove the battery and charger.
Press the power-button 30 seconds
Insert the battery and testdrive.
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Postby cookie » February 15th, 2006, 5:34 am

just a question, what's the test drive?
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Postby Dowser » February 15th, 2006, 6:02 am

Sorry, just try if it can run a normal cleaning job.
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Postby cookie » February 17th, 2006, 3:56 am

Hello,
it's me again.
I cleaned the roomba. I took out the battery and pressed the power button for 30 seconds.
Then I started my roomba and it seemed to run well, but sometimes it stopped and ran again. But when it finisched the cleaning, it make four beeps with the status light on.
I can't find the problem.
Some ideas?
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Roomba stops

Postby patmoore » February 20th, 2006, 12:55 pm

I have a reconditioned Discovery that worked fine for several weeks. Now it will run for about a minute and stop. The battery is fully charged.

When it stops, the status light is solid red, the power button is solid green, and the clean button flashes green. Every once in a while it emits a four beat tone. Hi, lo, pause, hi hi.

Any suggestions?
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Postby Talon » February 20th, 2006, 1:40 pm

Patmoore.........Run down your Roomba until the battery dies..... then take out your battery and hold down the power button for 30 seconds..........then put the battery back in the Roomba and charge for 16 hours even if the light is green..........do not interupt the Roomba for 16 whole hours and this should correct your problem :D Good Luck! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>Talon
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Thanks!

Postby patmoore » February 20th, 2006, 3:07 pm

Thanks for the prompt response. I'll give it a try!
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No luck

Postby patmoore » February 24th, 2006, 9:47 pm

I tried as suggested. Ran the battery down, took it out, held down the power button, and let the unit charge for about 4 days. As soon as I started using it again the same thing happened. It would run for about a minute, then stop with the Clean light flashing. Pushing the Clean light would start it again but it would only run for a minute. Any other ideas?
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Postby cookie » February 28th, 2006, 7:11 am

Patmoore,
I did the same and my roomba does the same things that yours.
We have the same problem.
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Postby brad » February 28th, 2006, 12:04 pm

I had a recent problem with my roomba where it would run for about 20 minutes then stop. It would say "uh, oh" and give four beeps. After cleaning thoroughly with canned air it seemed to fix the problem.

I noticed when using the air that a lot of fine dust came out. I realized what the cause was. I had used a peroxide mixed with baking soda solution on a spot on the carpet where one of my cats had peed. After the solution dried up the baking soda solidifies and gets picked up by roomba. I had used a lot of baking soda at that time and believe it had gotten in the wheel sensors or cliff sensors.

Hope this helps.
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Postby daveyboy » September 16th, 2007, 4:39 pm

In order to take out the battery, don't you need a triangulat screwdriver bit?
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Postby vic7767 » September 16th, 2007, 6:59 pm

If you just want to remove the battery from your Roomba, press the two retaining clips that are located on each end of the battery.

The tri-screws are used to hold the sub C cells inside the battery case. Normally if you are not rebuilding the battery by replacing the sub C cells you do not need to disassemble the battery case.
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