Roomba Robotic Floor Bagless Vacuum\015 My Roomba does not auto dock, nor does it seem to recognize the electronic walls and lighthouse. However, when the Roomba is turned on, the electronic lighthouse/wall units turn on. They are not in line of sight, and all, Roomba and units, are about 30 feet apart and in different rooms. Isn’t infrared a line of sight type transmission? If so, how are the remote units becoming aware the Roomba has been turned on? Similar to others who have described this issue, the Roomba seems to be oblivious to the docking station. It will drive all over it at full speed as if the dock isn’t there. This feature did work when I first received my Roomba, and rarely it will surprise me and actually dock. The docking procedure is a unique process. You can see the Roomba aligning itself with the transmitter atop the dock, as it slowly and carefully approaches. When contact is made with both metal contacts on the dock, the Roomba issues a proud little tune, and shuts itself down. A great feature when it works, but my impression so far is that it is a gimmick prone to failure. I’d be glad to take that back if a solution can be found for this issue, but as yet that has not occured.\015
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If your Roomba is contained by the virtual walls, then you can assume the IR sensor on your Roomba us good….you should test that though. Then you might have to replace the “home base” which could have a bad IR transponder . New ones can be found for reasonable price at www.RoboticVacParts.com or you could order straight from iRobot for twice the price.
If the Roomba is not contained by the virtual walls, then the IR sensor on the Roomba is likely bad and you’ll need to change the bumper on your Roomba. Again ….parts are available through ebay, or www.RoboticVacParts.com. Follow this link if you need it.
I have a Roomba 530, I have had it for 2 weeks and really loved it. I have followed all the cleaning instructions etc.. Then the Roomba wanted it’s brushes cleaning “please clean Roombas brushes” So thinking that something was stuck I removed and cleaned the brushes, (yellow tabs on and in place by the way)
was a breeze and it now works great. My question is; The last battery I
bought ( not from you) was a full cased roomba battery pack that didn’t
last a year. Roomba says leave the r Roomba charging all the time so
it’s ready when you need it, and that’s nice but I feel that leaving it
charging like that it will kill the battery faster as it is always warm
to the touch. These battery’s should last at least 5
.I’m not sure entirely sure what you’re trying to recover – the new battery pack, the old battery pack, or the Roomba itself – but since you can swap parts back and forth, you can clearly isolate the problem. The old battery pack might be rehabilitatted if you have the equipment to recondition it, but if it may not work. The new battery shouldn’t have been harmed that easily.
When I’m charging Roomba, the orange light blinks (and this is normal!) but this orange blinking continues forever…. the light doesn’t change to green.
If I detach Roomba from the charger, the light become green and it works normally until the light changes to red and I have to charge it again.
WHY, DURING THE CHARGING PHASE, THE LIGHT DOESN’T CHANGE FROM ORANGE-BLINKING TO GREEN?
A few tips to keep the battery working longer:
Only charge the battery when it is drained all the way to zero. It will help keep the battery active.
Only charge the battery until it is full and then disconect it from the power source. It will keep it active longer plus it will help keep your electric bill down.