Having problems with your iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum ?

My Roomba no longer cleans the entire room. Rather, it spins in circles and then turns itself off. Is it possible to fix this?


Answers :

Ah yes. You, or rather your Roomba is experiencing what is commonly referred to as the "Roomba Circle Dance".
This is caused by the a sensor called the "Optical Encoder".
The image is a before and after cleaning of this sensor. This will reoccur depending on how much it is used and the intervals can shorten between sensor cleanings. There are a couple other options, and a lot depends on what model you have, you have. These involve an upgrade to your Roomba that will allow you to change the parameters on the sensors. Basically it enables you to make the sensor's less sensitive to dust and dirt. The other option is to send it in for repairs or just a good cleaning. The link below will take you to a site that can help with servicing and the upgrades.
If you are game I can provide instructions on it's dis-assembly and cleaning. Just let me know. On a repair project scale of 1 to 10 I would give it a 6 or 7 depending on the model.
I really hope this helps.

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