When I turn my Roomba on, it doesn't go forward anymore.

Instead of going forward it spins around for a while and then starts to beep. Does anyone know how to fix this or what is causing it?

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Joey111, how is your Roomba doing? Did you get it fixed?

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What model of Roomba do you have? If you have a 500series you can go to http://www.eesolutions.ca to get a repair kit. It only costs $20 and it works.

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I fixed my Roomba which had the same problem. I ordered the repair kit offered by eesolutions(link listed above) and fixed it without too much difficulty. Hope this helps.

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Here's a video on how to do the repair:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLT5wB1r...

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If it's the "9 beep error code" circle of death dance (most common), you can fix it yourself with a soldering iron and $4 in parts. See this link for all the details:

http://www.schneordesign.com/Avi/irobot/...

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Joey111 you did not tell us how many times your Roomba beeped. It does sound like a stuck bumper. You can try this first

1. Move Roomba away from any obstructions.

2. Press the bumper to feel for inconsistencies.

3. Clean the bumper from underneath using canned air or q-tips.

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You can try iFixRobot who repairs the bumper sensors and the circle dance problem.

Here is the link:

http://www.ifixrobot.com/roomba-repair-1...

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My Roomba had the 9 beep code. I read these answers. I removed the bottom cover to take a look. Everything was covered in dust. Cleaned it very well. Replaced the cover. The Roomba ran normally. Don't know if it will continue working, but it is less work than getting out a soldering iron. Try this first.

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