Roomba® 900
Owner’s Manual
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Information.............................................................................................. 2
Set-Up Guide.......................................................................................................................... 6
Why Download the iRobot® HOME App?............................................................................. 7
Basic Operating Instructions ............................................................................................... 8
How Roomba® Cleans Your Home..................................................................................... 10
iRobot Roomba 900 Series Anatomy................................................................................ 14
Tips for Optimising Performance....................................................................................... 16
Dual Mode Virtual Wall® Barriers....................................................................................... 18
Regular Robot Care............................................................................................................ 20
Battery and Charging Information ................................................................................... 26
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................... 28
Declaration of Conformity................................................................................................. 30
iRobot Customer Care........................................................................................................ 32
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Important Safety Information
THIS APPLIANCE CAN BE USED BY CHILDREN AGED FROM 8 YEARS AND ABOVE AND PEOPLE
WITH REDUCED PHYSICAL, SENSORY OR MENTAL CAPABILITIES OR LACK OF EXPERIENCE
AND KNOWLEDGE IF THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN SUPERVISION OR INSTRUCTION CONCERNING
THE USE OF THE APPLIANCE IN A SAFE WAY AND UNDERSTAND THE HAZARDS INVOLVED.
CHILDREN MUST NOT PLAY WITH THE APPLIANCE. CLEANING AND USER MAINTENANCE MUST
NOT BE CARRIED OUT BY CHILDREN WITHOUT SUPERVISION.
CAUTION: DO NOT EXPOSE THE ELECTRONICS OF YOUR ROBOT, ITS BATTERY OR THE
INTEGRATED DOCK CHARGER KNOWN AS THE HOME BASE. THERE ARE NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. PLEASE ENSURE THAT
THE VOLTAGE RATING FOR THE ENCLOSED HOME BASE MATCHES THE STANDARD SOCKET
VOLTAGE.
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To reduce the risk of injury or damage, keep these safety precautions
in mind when setting up, using and maintaining your robot:
General Safety Instructions
• Read all safety and operating instructions before operating your
robot.
• Retain the safety and operating instructions for future reference.
• H
eed all warnings on your robot, battery and Home Base®, and in
the owner’s guide.
• Follow all operating and use instructions.
The symbol on the product or its packaging indicates:
o not dispose of electrical appliances as unsorted
D
municipal waste, use separate collection facilities.
Contact your local authority for information regarding
the collection systems available. If electrical appliances
are disposed of in landfills or dumps, hazardous
substances can leak into the groundwater and get into
the food chain, damaging your health and well-being.
Please contact your local or regional waste authority
for more information on collection, reuse and recycling
programmes.
• Refer all non-routine servicing to iRobot.
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Use Restrictions
• Your robot is for indoor use only.
• Your robot is not a toy. Do not sit or stand on this device.
• Small children and pets should be supervised when your robot is in
operation.
• S
tore and operate your robot in room temperature environments
only.
• Clean iAdapt Camera with a cloth dampened with water only.
• D
o not use this device to pick up anything that is burning or
smoking.
• D
o not use this device to pick up spills of bleach, paint, other
chemicals or anything wet.
• B
efore using this device, pick up objects like clothing, loose papers,
pull cords for blinds or curtains, power cords and any fragile
objects. If the device passes over a power cord and drags it, there
is a chance an object could be pulled off a table or shelf.
• If the room to be cleaned contains a balcony, a physical barrier
should be used to prevent access to the balcony and ensure safe
operation.
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• T his appliance is not intended for use by people (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or
lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a
person responsible for their safety.
• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with
the robot. Cleaning and maintenance must not be performed by
children without supervision.
• Do not place anything on top of your robot.
• B
e aware that the robot moves on its own. Take care when walking
in the area that the robot is operating in to avoid stepping on it.
• Do not operate the robot in areas with exposed electrical sockets
in the floor.
Battery and Charging
• C
harge using a standard socket only. The product may not be
used with any type of power converter. The use of other power
converters will immediately void the warranty.
• Use only rechargeable battery packs with the correct specification
approved by iRobot.
• Do not use a Home Base with a damaged cord or plug. If the cord
or plug is damaged, it must be serviced by the manufacturer or
similarly qualified people.
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• Before every use, check the battery pack for any sign of damage
or leakage. Do not charge damaged or leaking battery packs.
• If the battery pack is leaking, return it to your local authorised
iRobot Service Centre for disposal.
• The battery pack must be removed from the robot before disposal.
• Do not crush or dismantle battery packs. Do not heat or place the
battery pack near any heat source.
• Do not incinerate the battery pack. Do not short-circuit the battery
pack.
• Use only rechargeable battery packs approved by iRobot.
• Do not immerse the battery pack in any liquid.
• Always charge and remove the battery from your robot and
accessories before long-term storage or transportation.
Roomba Use Restrictions and Safety Information
• Charge indoors only.
• Use the Roomba only in dry environments.
• Your robot’s Home Base may be protected with a surge protector.
• Do not spray or pour liquids on the Roomba.
• Never handle the Home Base with wet hands.
• Always disconnect your robot from the Home Base before cleaning
or maintaining it.
• Please ensure that the voltage rating for the enclosed Home Base
matches the standard socket voltage.
• Used battery packs should be placed in a sealed plastic bag
and disposed of safely in accordance with local environmental
regulations.
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Set-Up Guide
Follow these three simple steps to get started with your Roomba vacuum
cleaning robot. For additional operating instructions, see page 8.
Step 1: Activate your Roomba
• In an uncluttered area, place the Home Base® charging station flat
against a wall on a level floor surface. Refer to page 17 for tips on
optimising the position of the Home Base.
• P
lug one end of the line cord into the Home Base and the other
into a wall socket.
• Remove the yellow bin insert and battery pull tab from beneath
the robot.
• Place the Roomba onto the Home Base, making sure that the
metal charging contacts on the Home Base match up with those
underneath the robot.
• Roomba cleans an entire level of your home during one
cleaning cycle.
• If its battery gets low before finishing a cleaning cycle, the Roomba
returns to the Home Base to recharge. After its battery has been
recharged, the Roomba automatically resumes, completes the
cleaning cycle and returns to the Home Base.
• If the Home Base is inaccessible, the Roomba will not be able to
recharge. It will return to its starting location and the cleaning cycle
will end.
Note: The Roomba is shipped with a partial battery charge. If you start a
cleaning cycle before charging the battery fully, the Roomba may return to the
Home Base to recharge sooner than it will during future cleaning cycles.
Step 3: Download the iRobot HOME App
• If successful, you will hear a series of tones. Once the CLEAN
button illuminates, the Roomba is ready for use.
• T he iRobot HOME App allows you to use your iOS or Android
smart device to help you have the best possible experience with
your Roomba.
Step 2: Start Cleaning Cycle
• For more information on the iRobot HOME App, see the next page.
• Press CLEAN once to wake up the Roomba.
• T o download the iRobot HOME App, search “iRobot HOME” on the
App Store or on Google Play™, or visit: www.irobot.com/app.
• Press CLEAN again to start a cleaning cycle.
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Note: If you require additional support during set-up, refer to the
troubleshooting steps within the iRobot HOME App or contact Customer
Care via the app shortcuts.
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Why Download the iRobot HOME App?
The iRobot HOME App lets you connect your Roomba with your home
Wi-Fi® network, so you can use your iOS or Android smart device for
tasks like these:
To download, search “iRobot HOME” on the App Store or on
Google Play, or visit: www.irobot.com/app.
• Register your Roomba
• Schedule, start, pause or cancel cleaning cycles from anywhere
• Customise Cleaning Preferences
• Monitor your Roomba’s activity
• Name your Roomba
• Access set-up instructions
• Receive automatic software updates
• Find answers to frequently asked questions
• Contact Customer Care
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Basic Operating
Instructions
Cleaning with Roomba
Important: Before using the Roomba for the very first time, you must
activate the battery. See Step 1: Activate your Roomba on page 6 for
instructions.
T o wake up the Roomba, press CLEAN once. The Roomba will beep
and the CLEAN button will illuminate.
• To start a cleaning cycle, press CLEAN again.
»» Roomba cleans an entire level of your home during one
cleaning cycle.
»» If its battery gets low before finishing, the Roomba returns to the
Home Base to recharge. After its battery has been recharged,
the Roomba automatically returns to where it left off and
completes the cleaning cycle.
• To pause the Roomba during a cleaning cycle, press CLEAN.
»» To resume the cleaning cycle, press CLEAN again.
»» To send the Roomba back to the Home Base, press
(Dock)
• To end the cleaning cycle and put the Roomba in standby mode,
press and hold CLEAN until the Roomba’s indicators turn off.
Note: The actions listed above can also be managed from the iRobot
HOME app.
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Charging on the Home Base
Reduced Power Standby Mode
At the end of a cleaning job or when the Roomba’s battery is running
low, it returns to the Home Base to recharge. When it has docked
successfully, the Home Base power indicator turns solid green and
the battery indicator ( ) begins pulsing to signal that it is charging:
The Roomba consumes a small amount of power every time it is
on the Home Base to ensure that it is ready for its next cleaning
job as well as to maintain Wi-Fi connectivity. It is possible to put
the Roomba in a further-reduced power state when not in use. For
instructions and more details on this Reduced Power Standby Mode,
refer to the iRobot HOME App.
• If the Roomba is returning to recharge after completing a cleaning
cycle, it will play a series of tones to indicate the successful
completion of the cleaning cycle. Within a minute of docking, the
Roomba enters standby mode with just the battery indicator ( )
illuminated to show charging status.
• If the Roomba is returning to recharge in the middle of a cleaning
cycle, it will not play a tone as it docks and its CLEAN button will
pulse with the battery indicator ( ). The iRobot HOME App will
also display the Roomba’s current status.
If you want, you can also send the Roomba to its Home Base
manually by pressing
(Dock) on the Roomba or by pressing
CLEAN on the iRobot HOME App main screen and then ending
the job.
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Note:
• If you pick up the Roomba and manually move it to another location, it
may have difficulty finding its Home Base. For the best results, allow the
Roomba to complete its cleaning cycle without interruption.
• If the Roomba appears to have trouble docking, please refer to page
17 to ensure that the Home Base has been installed in an optimal
location.
• The Roomba won’t leave the Home Base for a cleaning cycle if its bin
is full. In this case, remove and empty the bin, then reinsert it before
starting or resuming a cleaning cycle (see page 21 for instructions).
Battery Charging
Store the Roomba on the Home Base so it’s always charged and
ready to clean when you need it. For the best results, only use the
iRobot Lithium Ion Battery that comes with the Roomba. See page 26
for more details.
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How Roomba Cleans Your Home
The Roomba is designed to intelligently navigate and clean an entire
level of your home. Here’s a look at how it does its job:
• A
t the start of a cleaning cycle, the Roomba uses iAdapt® 2.0
Navigation with Visual Localisation to map out a series of small
areas, cleaning them efficiently, one at a time. Using this map,
the Roomba tracks where it has and has not been to ensure
complete coverage.
Note: Depending on your home’s layout, the Roomba may not always finish
cleaning one room before moving to the next. Don’t worry, the Roomba will
return to clean any areas that it may have missed before completing the job.
• At various times throughout the cleaning cycle, the Roomba touches
up around the edges of the room, as well as chair legs and other
furniture.
• T he Roomba continues this process until it has cleaned an entire
level of your home. If its battery gets low before finishing a cleaning
cycle, the Roomba returns to the Home Base to recharge. After its
battery has been recharged, the Roomba automatically resumes
and completes the cleaning cycle.
• O
nce the Roomba finishes its cleaning cycle, the Roomba returns to
the Home Base to recharge.
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Note:
• T o clear the Roomba’s memory of the areas it has cleaned so far in
the middle of a cleaning job, press and hold CLEAN for 3 seconds
until all indicators turn off.
• Periodically, when the Roomba encounters an area of high debris
concentration, it will move in a forward/backward motion to clean
the area more thoroughly. When the Roomba does this, you will see
the Dirt Detect™ indicator ( ) illuminate.
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Spot Cleaning
When you select Spot Cleaning, the
Roomba intensely cleans a localised area by
spiralling outward about 3 feet (1 metre) in
diameter and then spiralling inward to where
it started. When Spot Cleaning, the Roomba
boosts its vacuum power to provide the best
cleaning possible where you need it. To use
Spot Cleaning, place the Roomba on top of
the localised debris and press
(Spot) on
the robot.
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Cleaning Preferences
Roomba has various settings which allow you to customise how the
Roomba cleans your home. These settings are available only through
the iRobot HOME App.
Note:
• T he battery life and cleaning time will vary based on the cleaning
preferences selected.
• Edge Clean: After the Roomba finishes cleaning the open areas of
your floor, it uses Edge Clean to ensure that it has cleaned along
walls and around furniture legs. If you prefer a quicker clean, you
can disable Edge Clean. Edge Clean is ON by default.
• Selected preferences apply to both manual and scheduled cleanings.
• C
arpet Boost: On carpets, the Roomba automatically increases
its vacuum power to provide a deeper clean. On hard surfaces,
the Roomba reduces its vacuum power to decrease battery
consumption while still delivering excellent cleaning performance.
Carpet Boost is ON by default.
• N
umber of Cleaning Passes: In most cases, the Roomba will
remove dirt and debris with just one pass over each area of your
home. Two pass cleaning may be particularly helpful in homes with
pets or for periodic deep cleaning. The number of cleaning passes
is one by default.
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Important: If you disable Edge Clean, the Roomba may not cover your
entire floor.
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• Behaviour
When Bin is Full: Roomba senses when its dust bin is
full. There are two options for what the Roomba should do when the bin
is full:
»» Finish Job: Even if the bin is full, the Roomba will continue cleaning
until it has covered the entire space. Once the bin is emptied, the
Roomba is ready for a new cleaning job. The Full Bin behaviour is
“Finish Job” by default.
»» Pause Immediately: As soon as its bin is full, the Roomba will return
to where it started and pause its cleaning job. Once the bin is
emptied, press CLEAN to resume.
Note:
• If the Full Bin indicator ( ) comes on at any time during a cleaning
job, you can always pause the cleaning job to empty the bin and then
continue cleaning.
• If the Full Bin indicator ( ) is illuminated but the bin does not appear to
be full, refer to page 22 for Full Bin sensor cleaning instructions.
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iRobot Roomba 900 Series Anatomy
Top View
Buttons and Indicators
Handle
iAdapt® Camera
CLEAN Button
Spot Button
Dock Button
Bin Release Button
Wi-Fi® Indicator
Troubleshooting Indicator
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Battery Indicator
Full Bin Indicator
Dirt Detect™
Indicator
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Bottom View
Cleaning Head and Components
Side Brush
Charging Contacts
Extractor
Frame
Floor Tracking
Sensor
Extractor Frame
Release Tabs
Debris
Extractors
Extractor
Caps
Dust Bin
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Tips for Optimising Performance
General Tips
• U
se Virtual Wall® barriers to keep the Roomba cleaning where you
want it — and to avoid cleaning where you don’t (See page 18 for
information on Dual Mode Virtual Wall Barriers).
• R
emove excess clutter from floors before cleaning (e.g. clothing,
toys, etc.).
• After each use, empty the bin and clean the filter.
• Use the Roomba daily to maintain well-conditioned floors.
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Floor Conditioning Process for Homes with Heavily
Shedding Pets
In homes with heavily shedding pets, the Roomba’s bin may fill
quickly with fur or hair. In these environments, the Roomba may
need to go through a floor conditioning process. You can help the
Roomba by scheduling it to clean frequently and emptying the bin
when the Full Bin indicator ( ) illuminates — sometimes in the middle
of a cleaning cycle. After this conditioning process, you will enjoy
consistent cleaning performance from your Roomba.
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Positioning the Home Base®
Place the Home Base in an open, uncluttered area. We recommend
you leave the following distances around the Home Base:
• At least 1.5 feet (0.5 metres) on each side of the Home Base.
• At least 4 feet (1 metre) in front of the Home Base, with no furniture
such as tables or chairs within this area.
• At least 4 feet (1 metre) between the Home Base and any stairs.
• At least 8 feet (2.5 metres) from Virtual Wall barriers.
Keep the Home Base on a level surface, flat against a wall to help
Roomba clean more efficiently. Putting the Home Base at an angle
will cause the Roomba to clean diagonally in motion in relation to
the wall.
Always keep the Home Base plugged in. When the Home Base is
plugged in, its power indicator blinks to indicate the Home Base is
connected to a power source.
Place the Home Base in an area with consistent Wi-Fi® coverage; this
will allow the Roomba to receive information via the iRobot HOME
app. If your mobile device has Wi-Fi® coverage at that location, the
Roomba should have sufficient signal strength.
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Dual Mode Virtual Wall Barriers
The Dual Mode Virtual Wall barrier (an optional
accessory) keeps the Roomba in the places
you want to be cleaned — and out of the ones
you don’t. You can set your device to one of two
modes to suit your home’s cleaning needs:
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ft /
Virtual Wall Mode: When the switch is in the
“up” position ( ), the device functions as a
Virtual Wall. This means that you can set it to
block openings of up to 10 feet (3 metres). It
creates an invisible, cone-shaped barrier that
only the Roomba can see.
3m
Note: This barrier gets wider as it gets further
from the device (refer to the illustration).
4ft /
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1.2m
Halo Mode: When the switch is in the “down”
position ( ), the device creates a protective
zone that the Roomba will not enter. This
prevents the Roomba from bumping into
items you want to protect (e.g. a dog bowl or
vase) or crossing into undesired areas (e.g. a
corner or under a desk). The Halo is invisible
and reaches approximately 24 inches (60
centimetres) from the centre of the device.
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Use Instructions
There is a ring of light around the top of the device. The ring will pulse
5 times when the device is turned on, or when a new mode is selected.
Select the desired mode. When the ring stops pulsing, place the device
on the floor in the desired location. The ring of light will remain off until
the batteries need to be replaced (2 x AA batteries).
When Not in Use
In between cleaning cycles, you can leave the device operating in its
position on the floor.
Note: Under normal use, batteries will last 8-10 months. If you are not planning
on using your Virtual Wall device for an extended period of time and you would
like to store it, be sure to switch it to the “Off” (middle) position.
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Regular Robot Care
To keep the Roomba running at peak
performance, perform the following
care procedures. If you notice the
Roomba picking up less debris from
your floor, empty the bin, clean the filter
and clean the extractors.
Robot Part
Care Frequency
Replacement Frequency
Bin
After each use
-
Filter
Once per week (twice per
week in homes with pets)
Every 2 months
Full Bin Sensors
Once every 2 weeks
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Front Caster Wheel
Side Brush
Cliff Sensors
Charging Contacts
iAdapt Camera
Floor Tracking Sensor
Once per month
-
Once every 4 months
(once every 3 months in
homes with pets)
Every 6-12 months
Extractors
Note: iRobot manufactures various replacement parts and assemblies. If you think you need a replacement
part, please contact iRobot Customer Care for more information.
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Emptying Roomba’s Bin:
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Cleaning Roomba’s Filter:
1 Press bin release
1 Remove the filter by grasping
2 Open bin door to
2 Shake off the debris by
button to remove
the bin.
empty the bin.
the yellow tab.
tapping the filter against
your rubbish container.
Important: The filter door
won’t close unless a filter is
reinserted. Insert the filter with
the yellow tab facing up.
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Regular Robot Care (Continued)
Cleaning Roomba’s Full Bin Sensors:
1
Remove and empty the bin.
2
Wipe the sensors with a clean, dry cloth.
3
Wipe the inner and outer sensor ports on
the bin with a clean, dry cloth.
Inner Sensor
Ports
Outer Sensor Ports
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Cleaning Roomba’s Front Caster Wheel:
Cleaning Roomba’s Side Brush:
1 Pull firmly on the front wheel
1 Use a coin or small screwdriver to remove the screw.
to remove it.
2 Remove any debris from inside
the wheel cavity.
2 Remove the brush, clean the brush and the brush
Wheel
post, and reinstall the brush.
3 Spin the wheel by hand.
If the rotation is restricted, remove
the wheel from its housing and
push firmly to remove the axle
and clear any debris or hair
wrapped around it.
Axle
4 Reinstall all parts when finished.
ake sure the wheel clicks
M
back into place.
Housing
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Regular Robot Care (Continued)
Cleaning Roomba’s Cliff Sensors and Charging Contacts:
1
Wipe Roomba’s Cliff Sensors with a clean,
dry cloth.
2
Wipe the charging contacts on the
Roomba and the Home Base with
a clean, dry cloth.
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Cleaning Roomba’s
Floor Tracking Sensor:
Turn the Roomba over and use a clean,
dry microfibre or soft cotton cloth to wipe
any debris that has accumulated in the
round sensor opening on the right side of
the bottom surface. Do not spray cleaning
solution directly into the sensor opening.
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Cleaning Roomba’s Extractors:
1
Pinch the yellow extractor frame release
tabs, lift up the extractor frame and
remove any obstructions.
2
Remove the extractors and remove the
yellow extractor caps. Remove any hair or
debris that has collected underneath the
caps and around the metal axles.
3
Remove any hair and debris from the
square and hexagonal plastic pegs on the
other side of the extractors. Reinstall the
extractor caps.
4
Clear Roomba’s Vacuum Path.
5
Reinstall the extractors. Match the colour
and shape of the extractor pegs with the
colour and shape of the extractor icons
on the cleaning head module.
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Battery and Charging Information
For the best results, only use the iRobot Lithium Ion Battery that
comes with the Roomba. While the Roomba will operate with older
model batteries, its performance will be limited.
Battery Charging
Lithium Ion Battery
Problems While Charging
Important: Lithium ion batteries and products that contain lithium ion
batteries are subject to stringent transportation regulations. If you need to
ship this product (with the battery included) for service, travel or any other
reason, you MUST comply with the following shipping instructions:
»» Remove the lithium ion battery from the product
»» Place a piece of tape over the battery’s metal charging contacts
»» Reinstall the battery (with the tape on it) in the product and secure
the battery door
»» Package the product in its original packaging or in your own
packaging that prevents any movement during transportation
»» Ship via ground transportation only (no air shipping)
To extend battery life, always keep the Roomba charged on the
Home Base when not in use.
If the Roomba encounters an error while charging, its
troubleshooting indicator ( ) will blink, and you will hear an audible
charging error message. Charging errors can sometimes occur
with counterfeit batteries. Check to ensure that you are using an
authentic iRobot Lithium Ion Battery and consult the iRobot HOME
App or visit global.irobot.com to troubleshoot these issues.
Battery Storage
If storing the Roomba off of the Home Base, remove the battery first.
Then store the Roomba and the battery in a cool, dry place.
Battery Disposal
Contact your local waste management authority for battery
recycling and disposal regulations in your area.
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Battery Removal
Follow these instructions to remove and reinstall the Roomba’s battery:
1
Unscrew the two screws on the battery
door, then remove the door and battery.
2
einstall the battery with the battery
R
label and tabs facing up.
3
Reinstall the battery door and the two
screws. Take care not to pinch the side
brush in the battery door when
re-installing the battery.
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Troubleshooting
Your Roomba will tell you something is wrong with a two-tone
distress sound followed by a spoken message. The troubleshooting
indicator ( ) will also blink. Refer to the chart on the right to
resolve the Roomba’s problem. This troubleshooting information,
along with more detailed support and videos, is available through
the iRobot HOME App as well as online. If the problem is not
resolved, visit www.irobot.com/support.
Repeating Error Messages
To repeat the Roomba’s error message, press CLEAN. If the
Roomba is on, you can also press the bumper to repeat
the message.
Rebooting Instructions
For some errors, rebooting the Roomba may resolve the problem.
To reboot the Roomba, press and hold CLEAN for 10 seconds
until all indicators illuminate, then release. When you release
the CLEAN button, you will hear an audible tone signifying a
successful reboot.
Note: If you use the Roomba’s scheduling feature, open the iRobot HOME
App after rebooting to confirm that the Roomba’s schedule remains intact.
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Roomba Blinks
and Says …
Likely Cause
What to Do
Error 1.
Left/Right. Place the
Roomba on a flat
surface then press
CLEAN to restart.
The Roomba is
stuck with its left
or right wheel
hanging down.
Ensure the Roomba’s wheels are
firmly on the floor. If the Roomba
is on an obstacle or hanging
over a drop, start in a new
location. Otherwise, clean its side
wheels of hair and debris. Push
the wheels in and out, and check
that they both turn freely.
Error 2.
Clear the Roomba’s
debris extractors,
then press CLEAN
to restart.
The Roomba’s
main extractors
can’t turn.
Remove and clean the Roomba’s
extractors and caps.
Error 5.
Left/Right. Clear the
Roomba’s wheel,
then press CLEAN
to restart.
The Roomba’s
left or right wheel
is stuck.
If the Roomba is stuck, free it and
start in a new location. Clean
the Roomba’s side wheels of hair
and debris. Push the wheels in
and out, and check that they
both turn freely.
Error 6.
Move the Roomba
to a new location
then press CLEAN
to restart.
The Roomba’s cliff
sensors are dirty, it
is hanging over a
drop, or it is stuck
on a dark surface.
If the Roomba is hanging over a
drop, or on a dark surface, start
in a new location. Otherwise,
wipe its cliff sensors with a
dry cloth.
Roomba Blinks
and Says …
Likely Cause
What to Do
Roomba Blinks
and Says …
Likely Cause
What to Do
Error 8.
Please open the
iRobot App for help.
The Roomba's
vacuum fan is
stuck or its filter is
clogged.
Remove and empty the
Roomba’s bin. Clean the
Roomba’s filter. Then, briskly tap
the bin to loosen any remaining
trapped debris.
Error 16.
Place the Roomba
on a flat surface
then press CLEAN
to restart.
Move the Roomba to a flat
surface then press CLEAN to
restart. Avoid moving the robot
when pressing CLEAN or when
the Roomba is running.
Error 9.
Tap the Roomba’s
bumper, then press
CLEAN to restart.
The Roomba’s
bumper is stuck, or
the bumper sensor
is dirty.
Briskly tap the Roomba’s bumper
several times to dislodge any
debris that may be trapped
underneath.
The Roomba has
started while
moving or at an
angle, or was
bumped while
running.
Error 10.
Left/Right. Please
open the iRobot App
for help.
The Roomba’s left
or right wheel is
not moving.
If the Roomba is stuck, free it and
start in a new location. Clean
the Roomba’s side wheels of
hair and debris. Push the wheels
in and out, and check that they
both turn freely.
Error 17.
Please open the
iRobot App for help.
The Roomba
cannot complete
its job because its
path is blocked.
Error 11.
Please open the
iRobot App for help.
The Roomba has
an internal error.
Contact iRobot Customer Care.
Ensure there is sufficient light
for the Roomba to navigate.
Excessive clutter could contribute
to this error. Ensure the Roomba
cannot close any doors that
may block its path. Wipe the
clear window on the robot’s top
surface with a clean, dry cloth.
Turn the Roomba over and clean
the Floor Tracking Sensor (see
page 24).
Error 14.
Re-install Roomba’s
bin, then press CLEAN
to restart.
The Roomba’s
bin has a bad
connection to the
robot.
Remove and reinstall the bin to
ensure a good connection. Wipe
the metal bin contacts on both
the robot and the bin with a
clean, dry cloth.
Error 18.
Please open the
iRobot App for help.
The Roomba
cannot return to
its Home Base or
starting position.
Ensure there are no obstacles
in front of the Home Base or
starting position. Wipe the
charging contacts on both the
Home Base and the robot with a
clean, dry cloth.
Error 15.
Press CLEAN to
restart.
The Roomba has
an internal error.
Press CLEAN to start a new
mission. If the problem persists,
contact iRobot Customer Care.
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Declaration of Conformity
This declaration of conformity is issued under the sole responsibility
of the manufacturer:
iRobot Corporation
8 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730, USA
hereby declares that the products:
Vacuum Cleaning Robot with integrated dock/charger and accessories
Product identification:
Roomba 800/900 Series, Models: 8XXY; where XX =00-90, Y =
blank, a-z. With external power supply/charger model 17063 or
Integrated Dock/charger model 17064, lighthouse and wireless
command control (WCC) remote for 800 Series and Virtual Wall
for 900 Series.
Are in conformity and verified through testing with the provisions of
the following EC directives when installed in accordance with the
installation instructions contained in the product documentation. The
Technical Construction File (TCF) is maintained at 8 Crosby Drive,
Bedford, MA 01730, USA.
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Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU:
EN 60335-1:2012
Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 1:
General requirements
EN 60335-2-2:2010 + A1:2012
Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-2:
Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction
cleaning appliances
EN 60335-2-29:2004 +A1:2004 +A2:2010
(external power supply only)
Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-29:
Particular requirements for battery chargers
EN 62233:2008
Measurement methods for electromagnetic fields of household
appliances and similar apparatus with regard to human exposure
RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU
EN 62321:2009
Electrotechnical products – Determination of levels of six regulated
substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium,
polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers)
UK
Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU:
For Roomba 800 Series models containing RF module 4123659
and all Roomba 900 Series models.
ETSI EN 300 328 V1.8.1
Electromagnetic compatibility and radio spectrum matters
(ERM); wideband transmission systems; data transmission
equipment operating in the 2.4 GHz ISM band and using
wideband modulation techniques; harmonised EN covering
essential requirements under Article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
ETSI EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2,
as modified by ETSI EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1
Electromagnetic compatibility and radio spectrum matters
(ERM); Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standard for radio
equipment; Part 17: Specific Conditions for Broadband Data
Transmission Systems
EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
N 55014-1:2006 + A1:2009 + A2:2011
E
Electromagnetic compatibility – Requirements for household
appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus – Part 1: Emission
EN 55014-2:1997 +A2:2008
Electromagnetic compatibility – Requirements for household
appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus – Part 2:
Immunity – Product family standard
EN 61000-3-2:2006 + A1:2009 + A2:2009
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 3-2: Limits –
Limits – Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input
current ≤ 16 A per phase)
EN 61000-3-3:2008
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 3-3: Limits –
Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker
in public low-voltage supply systems, for equipment with
rated current ≤ 16 A per phase and not subject to conditional
connection
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
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