iRobot Roomba Not Vacuuming – Troubleshooting Guide!
Being a popular series, a lot of time Roomba freaks out and shows red light sending the fault codes in the display.
Don’t worry, it’s possible to solve the Roomba not vacuuming error. You only need to identify the causes and take action to fix the bugs.
So, I’ll just make it clear to you by providing the details of the procedure and how you can fix the error ASAP. Let’s Go!
9 Reasons Why Roomba Is Not Vacuuming! (Problems + Fixes)
The blinking of the red light once in 2 seconds and showing error codes indicates the Roomba has some sort of problem or obstacle that causes it to not vacuum correctly. I’ll just mention the possible causes of why it’s sick and give the solutions according to the error code. Here’s the detail:
1. One Wheel Handing Down
If you see the Roomba seeing the ‘Error 1’ sign on the display that means it is stuck since the wheel is handing in the air while another one is on the floor.
How To Fix:
Turn your device in the Off position.
Flip the vacuum and locate the 2 wheels.
Push them upward and then downward while shaking the device. This will help clean particles which are stuck inside the wheels.
Tightly hold the wheel that seems okay. At the same time, rotate the problematic wheel so that it sits properly. Keep on doing it until you see both wheels aligned in the right way.
Place the Roomba in a new location and click the CLEAN to restart.
2. Main Extractor (Brushes) Trapped In Dirt
It’s Error 2 that pops in the screen stating that the extractor frame and surface have hairs or dust. This causes the part to not operate like it used to turn.
How To Fix:
Power off the device.
Flip it over and locate the brush cover/guard with 2 yellow taps (on the left and right side).
Lift the 2 taps to raise the brush cover/guard.
Take out the bearings on both extractors (brushes).
Grab a pair of scissors to cut the hairs to release them from the brushes. You can also use a utility knife to get the job done.
Put on the bearings into the extractors (brushes).
Insert them inside the right spot.
Drop the 2 taps of the brush cover/guard.
Check the side and caster front wheels to spot hair or debris. If you find some, clean them then turn on the vacuum to check if it works or not.
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