How do I fix the right wheel error on my Roomba?

Answered by James Kissner

To fix the right wheel error on your Roomba, you’ll want to follow these steps:

1. Start by inspecting the right wheel for any obstructions. Look for any debris or objects that may be trapped in the wheel well. If you see anything, gently shake the wheel or use a small tool to remove the obstruction.

2. Once you’ve cleared any obstructions, test the wheel by pushing it up and down several times. This will help dislodge any loose debris that may still be trapped. Shake out the wheel well to ensure all debris is removed.

3. Next, turn both wheels by hand to check for any resistance. They should turn freely and smoothly. If one wheel seems to have more resistance than the other, there may be an issue with the wheel motor or gears.

4. If you suspect a problem with the wheel motor or gears, you may need to remove the wheel for a closer inspection. Refer to your Roomba’s manual for instructions on how to remove the wheel properly.

5. Once the wheel is removed, inspect the motor and gears for any signs of damage or wear. Look for broken or missing teeth on the gears, as this can cause the wheel to malfunction. If you notice any issues, you may need to replace the wheel motor or gears.

6. If everything looks good with the wheel motor and gears, reassemble the wheel and test it again by turning it by hand. Ensure that both wheels turn with the same amount of resistance.

7. If the issue persists, it may be best to contact iRobot customer support or a professional technician for further assistance. They will be able to provide more specific troubleshooting steps or recommend any necessary repairs.

Remember, it’s important to regularly clean and maintain your Roomba to prevent any issues with the wheels or other components. Regularly checking for obstructions and keeping the wheel well clean can help prevent future errors.