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Why Is My Roomba Squeaking? 3 Tips to Help You Find Out

You have a brand new Roomba and it’s making an annoying high-pitched screeching noise. You unplug it, check out the user manual and reset it to factory settings.

However, nothing seems to make that awful sound go away. Even after you launch a full cleaning cycle, the Roomba continues to whine like an old dog.

So what is causing all this noise? Why is my Roomba squeaking? It’s one of the most common questions about these little robots that help clean your home. Fortunately, there are a few simple answers to this problem…

Roomba Won’t Stop Squeaking

If your Roomba doesn’t stop squeaking, your first step should be to check your brushes. If the brushes are worn out, your Roomba won’t have the power to vacuum your floor, causing it to squeak.

When the brushes are worn out, they don’t have enough power to spin and push dirt into the dust bin. Instead, your Roomba will push the dirt around on your floor, causing excessive noise.

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If your brushes are worn out, you can buy replacement brushes from your Roomba manufacturer or order a complete set of brushes. The full set of meetings will include both the rotating brushes and the side brushes. Roomba manufacturers recommend replacing your brushes at least once a year.

You might want to replace them more often if you have pets or messy kids.

Roomba Squeaking When Driving

If your Roomba is making a squeaking noise while it is driving around your floor, your first step should be to make sure that the wheels are clean. If they are not clean, your Roomba will not grip the floor as firmly as it should.

It will be forced to push harder against your floor, which can cause excessive noise. To clean your wheels, you will want to remove them from your Roomba.

Once you have the wheels off, you can use a damp cloth to clean away any debris that may be stuck between the wheel and the tread. Once the wheels are clean, you can put them back on your Roomba.

Roomba Squeaking While Charging

If the Roomba is making a squeaking noise while it is charging, this could be because the charger is not fully plugged into the Roomba. Your Roomba requires a solid connection to the charger to charge fully. If the plug is not fully inserted into the Roomba, the charging process is not complete and your Roomba will make a squeaking noise.

To fix this issue, you will want to unplug the charger from the outlet and make sure that the plug is fully inserted into the Roomba. Once the plug is fully inserted into the Roomba, you can plug the charger back into the outlet. Your Roomba should complete the charging process without making any noise.

Roomba Squeaking When Rotating Brushes

If your Roomba is making a squeaking noise when the rotating brushes are turning, this could be because the rotating brushes are bound up with hair, string, or other debris. Your Roomba is equipped with sensors that will cause the rotating brushes to stop if they come in contact with something that they cannot break through.

The rotating brushes will be forced to stop when they come in contact with something like a piece of hair or string that they cannot break. When the rotating brushes come to a stop, they will try to rotate back in the opposite direction.

This motion is what causes the squeaking noise when the rotating brushes are bound up with debris. The easiest way to fix this problem is to remove the rotating brushes from your Roomba and clean them off.

Tips To Help You Find Out Why Your Roomba Is Squeaking

If your Roomba is making a high-pitched squeaking noise, you will first want to check that the wheels are clean. If they are not clean, your Roomba will not grip your floor and will have to push harder against it causing the excessive squeaking noise.

To clean your wheels, you will want to remove them from your Roomba. Once you have the wheels off, you can use a damp cloth to clean away any debris that may be stuck between the wheel and the tread. Once the wheels are clean, you can put them back on your Roomba.

If your Roomba is making excessive noise while it is driving around your floor, you should make sure that the wheels are clean. If they are not clean, your Roomba will not grip your floor firmly and will be forced to push harder against it causing excessive noise.

If your Roomba is making an excessive noise when it is charging, you may need to make sure that the plug is fully inserted into the Roomba. If the plug is not fully inserted into the Roomba, the charging process will not be complete and your Roomba will make excessive noise until it is fully charged.

Conclusion

If your Roomba is making excessive noise while it is cleaning your home, there are a few things that you can check to make sure that everything is okay.

First, you will want to make sure that the wheels are clean. If they are not clean, your Roomba will not grip your floor and will have to push harder against it causing excessive noise.

Next, you should make sure that the plugs are fully inserted into the Roomba. If the plugs are not fully inserted into the Roomba, they will not be able to charge fully and will make an excessive noise until it is fully charged.

Finally, you will want to make sure that the rotating brushes are not bound up with hair, string, or other debris.

Author: Morten Pradsgaard

Morten has been working with technology, IoT, and electronics for over a decade. His passion for technology is reflected in this blog to give you relevant and correct information.

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