Having problems with your Roomba Robotic Floor Bagless Vacuum ?

The roomba moves forward about a foot then spins & 4 beeps

\015 I've tried blowing out everywhere and wiping eyes, but it still wil not work?? After 3-4 trys it errors and beeps 4 times?\015

Answers :

Mine used to buck and spin and then stop. Don't know if this will work, but it did for me. Before turning my Roomba on, I hold it on the floor and move it back and forth a few times so that the wheels spin. This seems to break up the initial resistance in the wheels and it solved my problem. Good luck.
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