Roomba Battery Reset – How to Reset Your Roomba’s Battery
Your Roomba was so cool when you bought it and got it home. All you had to do was set it into the wall charger until it was fully charged and then release it into the wild to find and kill all the dirt and dust everywhere in your living space, even under the bed. But one day your Roomba went under the couch and died. It’s been sitting under there for a month and even though you’ve tried to recharge it a couple times, it either only runs for a second or two or won’t charge at all. You’ve been putting off buying a battery. You’ve been putting off dealing with Roomba at all.
Does that sound familiar?
What apparently happened with the Roomba is that the manufacturer discovered too late that there was a problem with the power cycle. The battery might be fine, but Roomba’s internal power supply can get thrown off and result in low charge times or no charge at all. And suddenly instead of a round-the-clock vacuuming mini-butler, all you’ve got is a dead robot.
But there is a solution. You probably need to do a Roomba Battery Reset. It’s easy to do and works almost the same way as resetting most of your other electronics in the house. Resetting the power cycle will reset your Roomba and it will come to life to cheerily clean your floors again.
First, make sure you turn the power switch off before you turn over your Roomba and take out the battery pack by pressing on the tabs on either side and removing the pack. A Roomba battery reset won’t work if you try to do this with the battery still in it.
Once the battery is out, press down and hold the “Power” switch for ten to fifteen seconds, or longer if you feel like it. When it’s been successfully reset, you should hear a click that lets you know the power cycle has been cleared and is operating correctly once again. A roomba battery reset is a lot like resetting your router or your modem.
Once you’ve done that, put the battery pack back in and re-secure it inside your Roomba.
Then all you need to do is plug the whole unit in to the wall outlet charger. The manufacturer says it has to recharge for a full seventy two hours. Don’t get impatient to see Roomba again and interrupt the charge cycle. Let it run the full course. Some people recommend only waiting about 12 to 15 hours to recharge your Roomba, but there’s a chance if you do it that way you’ll run into the same problem again.
Before you go out and spend lots of extra money on a new battery for your Roomba, try the Roomba battery reset trick. It’s worked for most people who’ve had this problem. But if it doesn’t work for you, you might have to start thinking about getting Roomba out from under the couch and buying it a new battery.