How to reset Roomba

Roomba is an autonomous vacuum and one of the most popular consumer robots in existence. It navigates around clutter and under furniture cleaning your floors and returns to its charging dock when finished. It was one of the first consumer robots to be widely available and is still one of the most popular.

Roomba reset

One reason you might need to reset your Roomba is if it isn’t functioning properly. Perhaps it’s not picking up as much dirt as it used to, or maybe it seems to be going in circles instead of moving forward in a straight line. If this is the case, a reset might be all that’s needed to get your Roomba back on track. Another reason you might need to reset your Roomba is if you’re selling it or giving it away to someone else. This will erase all of the customized settings that you’ve created, such as the schedule and the virtual wall locations. Resetting your Roomba is a quick and easy process, so there’s no need to worry if you find yourself in either of these situations.

A factory reset of your Roomba is typically recommended in the following scenarios:

  • When you are planning to sell a robot or transfer ownership of your robot to another user.
  • As a troubleshooting step, when the behavior cannot be resolved in another way.

It is often done to resolve unexpected behavioral changes, problems with Wi-Fi connections, and other errors. If this occurs, follow the steps below to reset your Roomba.

Once your iRobot vacuum has been reset to default settings, you will need to set it up once
again and start its learning session.

**Note: With a factory reset, your robot will be removed from your account and all personal data and settings will be lost from your robot, but your Customized Smart Maps will be saved to your account.

Perform the following steps in order-

To reset your Roomba

Total Time: 5 minutes

  • s Series and i Series Robots: Press and Hold the Home and Spot Clean and CLEAN button down until the white light ring around the CLEAN button swirls.

  • j Series: Remove the dust bin, and press and hold the CLEAN button for seven (7) seconds until Roomba plays a tone. Tap the CLEAN button once more to confirm.

  • e Series Robots: Press and Hold the Home and Spot Clean and CLEAN button down for 20 seconds then release.

  • 900 Series Robots: Press and Hold the Dock and Spot Clean and CLEAN button down until all LEDs illuminate.

  • Wi-Fi Connected 600 & 800 Series Robots: Press and Hold the Dock and Spot Clean and CLEAN button down until the robot makes a beep tone, then release.

  • Roomba Combo: Open the lid and locate the recessed Reset button to the left of the On/Off switch. Press and hold the Reset button for ten seconds.

If your Roomba isn’t working as well as it used to, resetting it might be the answer. After you reset your Roomba, it will go through a series of tests to calibrate itself. This will help ensure that it is working properly and at peak performance. Additionally, reset also gives your Roomba a chance to clear any errors that may have accumulated over time. If you notice that your Roomba isn’t cleaning as effectively as it used to, take the time to reset it. You may be surprised at the difference it makes.

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