IRobot Roomba vacuum troubleshooting

Depending on the extent of a fault, repairs of vacuum cleaners can be assigned to a category of simple, medium and complex ones. There are mechanical and electric breakdowns. Only specialists of service centers are able to determine the complexity of repairs after certain diagnostics. The troubleshooting table with error codes for IRobot roomba vacuum cleaners below is an excellent assistant in this matter.

IRobot Roomba Professional Series vacuum troubleshooting

Roomba beeps....Likely causeWhat to do
1 beepRoomba is stuck with a wheel hanging down.Move the robot, ensure all wheels are firmly on the floor and restart the robot.
2 beepsThe main brushes cannot turn.Remove and clean Roomba’s brushes. See page 20.
5 beepsA drive wheel is stuck.Clean Roomba's drive wheels of hair and debris. Push them in and out and confirm that they both turn freely.
6 beepsRoomba's cliff sensors are dirty or Roomba is stuck hanging over a cliff.Wipe off Roomba’s cliff sensors with a dry cloth and start Roomba in a new location. See page 21.
7 beepsA drive wheel is stuck.Clean Roomba's drive wheels of hair and debris. Push them in and out and confirm that they both turn freely. Start the robot in a new location.
8 beepsThe front wheel is stuck or the robot is stuck.Remove and clean hair and debris from Roomba's front wheel. Start the robot in a new location. See page 21.
9 beepsThe robot is stuck with its bumper pressed in or the bumper sensor is dirty.Inspect and clean Roomba's bumper.
11 beepsRoomba's bumper is not registering obstacles. Roomba may be stuck in one place.Roomba may be in an extremely large room. Try setting up Virtual Walls to create a small area. If Roomba is not in a large room, tap Roomba's bumper to confirm it is properly working. If this error occurs when Roomba is circling, please clean Roomba’s drive wheels of hair and debris.
12 beepsA cliff sensor is dirty or broken.Inspect and clean Roomba’s cliff sensors. See page 21.
Remove and clean Roomba's brushesThe main brushes cannot turn.Remove and clean Roomba’s brushes. See page 20.
Clean Roomba's cliff sensorsRoomba's cliff sensors are dirty or the robot is being started over a cliff.Wipe off Roomba's cliff sensors with a dry cloth. Ensure the robot is being started with all wheels firmly on the floor. See page 21.
Inspect and clean Roomba's wheel(s)A drive wheel is stuck or Roomba's drive wheels are not touching the ground.Clean Roomba's drive wheels of hair and debris. Push them in and out and confirm that they both turn freely. Ensure that the robot is being started with all wheels firmly on the floor.
1 blink (when charging)The battery is not connected.Confirm that Roomba's battery pull tab is removed. Remove the bottom cover of Roomba and remove and re-install Roomba’s battery.
2 blinksTry charging the robot again. If the problem persists, contact iRobot Customer Support.
3 blinksTry charging the robot again. If the problem persists, contact iRobot
Customer Support.
5 blinksRoomba has a charging error.Reset your robot by holding down SPOT and MAX buttons at the same time for 10 seconds. Contact iRobot Customer Support if this does not resolve the problem.
6 blinksRoomba's battery is too warm.Let the battery cool down and try charging the robot again.
7 blinksRoomba’s battery will not cool down.Let Roomba cool down for at least one hour and try charging again. If the problem persists, contact iRobot Customer Support.

IRobot Roomba 4150 vacuum troubleshooting

ProblemLikely causeWhat to do
Roomba’s Power light will not illuminateBattery not seated correctlyRemove Roomba’s battery by pushing the side clips and reinsert the battery making sure you hear an audible click.
Roomba is not picking up debrisBin is fullEmpty the bin and clean Roomba’s brushes. (See page 20)
Roomba does not chargePower supply not plugged inEnsure that the power supply is correctly connected to the wall, to the Home Base, and to Roomba. Roomba’s charger and Home Base will each illuminate a solid green light when plugged into a power source.

IRobot Roomba 500 series vacuum troubleshooting

Roomba beeps...Or Roomba says....Likely causeWhat to do
1 beepError 1 ...Roomba is stuck with a wheel hanging down or Roomba is stuck.Ensure Roomba’s wheels are firmly on the floor. Start Roomba in a new location.
2 beepsError 2...Roomba’s main brushes cannot turn.Remove and clean Roomba’s brushes.
5 beepsError 5...Roomba’s side wheel is stuck.Clean hair and debris from Roomba’s side wheels. Push them in and out and confirm that they both turn freely. Start Roomba in a new location.
6 beepsError 6...Roomba’s cliff sensors are dirty or Roomba is stuck hanging over a cliff.Wipe Roomba’s cliff sensors with a dry cloth. Start Roomba in a new location.
7 beepsError 7...Roomba’s side wheel is stuck.Clean Roomba’s side wheels of hair and debris. Push them in and out and confirm that they both turn freely. Start Roomba in a new location.
8 beepsRoomba’s front wheel is stuck or Roomba is stuck.Remove and clean hair and debris from Roomba’s front wheel. Start Roomba in a new location.
9 beepsError 9...Roomba’s bumper is compressed or the bumper sensor is dirty.Briskly tap Roomba’s bumper 10-20 times to dislodge any debris that may be trapped under the bumper.
Error 10...Roomba’s side wheel is stuck or its bumper is not registering obstacles.If Roomba is circling in place, clean Roomba’s side wheels of hair and debris. Push them in and out and confirm that they both turn. If not circling in place, Roomba may be in an extremely large room.
Use a Virtual Wall to create a smaller cleaning area.
11 beepsRoomba’s bumper is not registering obstacles. Roomba may be stuck in one place.Tap Roomba’s bumper to confirm it is working properly. If this error occurs when Roomba is circling, clean wheels of hair and debris. If Roomba is in an extremely large room, use a Virtual Wall to create a smaller cleaning area.
12 beepsA cliff sensor is dirty or broken.Inspect and clean Roomba’s cliff sensors.
Please charge Roomba.Roomba’s battery is discharged.Plug Roomba into the power supply or place on the Home base to charge.
Please inspect and clean Roomba’s cliff sensors.Roomba’s cliff sensors are dirty.Wipe cliff sensors with a dry cloth. Ensure Roomba is starting with all wheels firmly on the floor.
Please inspect and clean Roomba’s wheels.Roomba’s side wheel is stuck.Clean wheels of hair and debris. Push them in and out and confirm that they turn freely. Ensure Roomba is starting with all wheels firmly on the floor.
Please remove and clean Roomba’s brushes.Roomba’s main brushes cannot turn.Remove and clean Roomba’s brushes.

IRobot Roomba 600 Series, 700 series vacuum troubleshooting

Your Roomba blinks and says…Likely causeWhat to do
Error 1. Move Roomba to a new location then press CLEAN to restart.Your Roomba is stuck with a wheel hanging down.Ensure your Roomba's wheels are firmly on the floor. Start in a new location.
Error 2. Open Roomba’s brush cage and clean brushes.Your Roomba’s main brushes can’t turn.Remove and clean your Roomba’s brushes.
Error 5. Spin Roomba’s side wheels to clean.Your Roomba’s side wheel is stuck.Clean your Roomba’s side wheels. Push them in and out and check that they both turn freely. Start in a new location.
Error 6. Move Roomba to a new location then press CLEAN to restart.Your Roomba's cliff sensors are dirty or your Roomba is hanging over a drop.Wipe your Roomba’s cliff sensors with a dry cloth. Start in a new location.
Error 7. Spin Roomba’s side wheels to clean.Your Roomba’s side wheel is stuck.Clean your Roomba’s side wheels of hair and debris. Push them in and out and check that they both turn freely. Start in a new location.
Error 9. Tap Roomba's bumper to clean.Your Roomba’s bumper is compressed or the bumper sensor is dirty.Briskly tap your Roomba’s bumper several times to dislodge any debris that may be trapped underneath.
Error 10. Spin Roomba’s side wheels to clean.Your Roomba’s side wheel is stuck or its bumper isn’t detecting obstacles.If your Roomba is circling in one place, clean side wheels. Push them in and out and check that they both turn. If it's not circling in one place, Roomba may be in a very large room. Use a Virtual Wall to create a smaler cleaning area.
Please charge Roomba.Your Roomba’s battery is dead.Plug your Roomba into the charger or place it on the Home Base to charge.