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Why is my roomba only going backwards and in circles? Then

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Why is my roomba only going backwards and in circles? Then stops
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Appliance
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

I would hazard that one sensor, on the front, possibly the so-called 'cliff sensor', is defective, clogged, jammed, or not working otherwise. When any Roomba goes backward but not forward, that's a reasonable assumption.

But to be surer:

- What model # ***** ***** Roomba?

- does it show any code on its display?

- does it make any sound or noise, at any time ? that could indicate the exact problem. Let me know, please. Thanks.

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