Even though Roomba is a highly efficient robotic vacuum cleaner, the constant beeping and the “uh oh” sound it makes while charging, can be a real pain for anyone.
A lot of people have complained about this issue…
Despite its cleaning abilities, the beeping issue on the charger can make the Roomba feel more like a demanding child or senior citizen than a useful household appliance.
Well, In this article, I will walk you through why your Roomba keeps beeping while it’s charging and what things you have to do to troubleshoot this issue.
Let’s move on…
Understanding the Beeps and Why Your Roomba Keeps Beeping on Charger
When your Roomba is charging, it may make a variety of different beeps.
Some of the most common beeps include:
- A single beep: Your Roomba has successfully connected to the charger.
- A series of beeps: Your Roomba is charging correctly.
- A continuous beep: There is a problem with the charging process, such as a low battery or a problem with the charging dock itself.
So, your Roomba is beeping while charging because the battery or the charging station is likely malfunctioning or damaged.
How to Troubleshoot a Roomba that is Beeping While Charging
Here’s the detailed guidelines:
Step 1: Make sure the charging dock is dust-free
Gradually, as time passes, dust particles, dirt, and carbon residues start to gather in the docking station, posing a challenge for the Roomba to charge efficiently.
The accumulation of debris or oxidation on the charging connectors obstructs the smooth flow of electricity.
Make sure the charging ports and the connectors are dust-free. Take a soft cloth and some rubbing alcohol and then clean off any dust and debris from the charging dock.
Similarly, if the caster wheel is stuck or clogged with hair or tangles, Roomba will also experience difficulty seating on the dock.
This is because the caster wheel aims to keep the Roomba at the proper height and provide sufficient space under the device.
So, if you notice the caster wheel is dirty, make sure to clean it too!
Step 2: Reboot your Roomba
If the charging dock isn’t the problem, rebooting can help.
Roomba may often experience a temporary system glitch that forces it to behave unusually.
Who knows, if this continuous beeping issue on the charger causing due to this temporary glitch? However, here’s how to reboot your Roomba:
- Press and hold the HOME and SPOT Clean buttons for 10 seconds
- When the lights flash, release the button
- Wait for the reboot to complete.
Once you are done rebooting, charge your Roomba again. Now check if the problem has been fixed!
Step 3: Update the system
Check if there is any firmware update available for your Roomba. Irobot releases regular OTA updates to increase Roomba’s functionality and fix any minor software bugs.
My friend (Hamza) once jokingly said,
“Even Roomba can have a meltdown and need a little therapy.”
However, if rebooting doesn’t fix this beeping issue, consider updating the firmware. Irobot has a dedicated page for this. You can check it from this link.
You can also perform a factory reset. But remember, this will remove all of your saved configurations and customized maps.
Step 4: Replace the battery/Dock
Now, it’s clear that the battery on your Roomba is having issues since none of the basic troubleshooting steps mentioned above were successful.
Roomba batteries are affordable and you can find one suitable for your model on Amazon.
However, Roomba may also beep while charging due to an issue in the charging dock. So, If replacing the battery doesn’t solve the issue, you may need to replace the entire docking station.
Q: Why is my Roomba making noise while it’s charging?
There are a few possible reasons for your Roomba making noise while charging.
Firstly, it’s normal for some Roomba models to emit a humming or buzzing noise while charging. This noise is typically caused by the charging system and does not indicate a problem.
However, if the noise is loud, irregular, or accompanied by other issues like flashing lights or error messages, it might suggest an underlying problem that requires attention.
Q: Is it common for a Roomba to make clicking or grinding noises while charging?
No, it is not common for a Roomba to make clicking or grinding noises while charging.
Unusual clicking or grinding sounds could indicate a problem with the Roomba’s charging system, gears, or other internal components.
Q: What should I do if my Roomba keeps beeping on the charger?
First, try replacing the battery. This is a common solution for this issue and you can easily do this by purchasing a replacement battery that is compatible with your Roomba model.
If the beeping continues, it is necessary to replace the charging dock. You can do this by either purchasing a new dock or having a professional service the device.
Q: How do I know if my Roomba charging dock needs to be replaced?
If the dock is visibly damaged or the Roomba continues to beep while charging even after replacing the battery, it may be necessary to replace the charging dock.
You can also check for any warning signs such as the Roomba not charging properly or the dock not holding the Roomba in place.
Vacuum master from Gazipur, Bangladesh! He knows vacuums inside and out and has been fixing them for ages. When he’s not busy repairing vacuums, Mizanur writes these super helpful guides for Homespoiler.com. His guides are packed with all sorts of tips and tricks to help people fix their vacuums and keep them running smoothly. More about him.