How to Troubleshoot a Roomba Scheduler

The Roomba Scheduler is a robotic floor cleaner that allows you to schedule specific times to clean your floors. It makes its way over the floor's surface and once finished it returns to its base for charging. The sensors in the Roomba help it avoid furniture and other objects. If your Roomba isn't working properly, you can perform some basic troubleshooting to resolve most issues.

Step 1

Remove the debris that builds up in the Roomba Scheduler. The manufacturer recommends that you empty the bin by depressing the front compartment after each use. While open, clean the filter of any debris as well.

Step 2

Disassemble the Roomba brushes by pulling them free from the Scheduler. If too much hair and other debris get stuck, your Roomba will not clean the floors efficiently.

Step 3

Wipe off the sensors with a cotton swab. If you find that the Roomba Scheduler keeps bumping into objects, wipe down the sensors at the front of the machine. Dirty sensors will not detect objects within Roomba's path.

Step 4

Plug the charger of the Scheduler directly into the vacuum. If the Roomba isn't charging, connect the AC cord directly to the robot to see if that resolves the issue. If not, the charger base may not be working properly.

Step 5

Resend the cleaning schedule to the Roomba. Too much static electricity can cause a Roomba to lose its regular cleaning schedule. Use the Scheduler base to resend the schedule to the unit.

Step 6

Delete any virtual walls that you've created with the Roomba Scheduler. Virtual walls are areas that you don't want the robot to enter, and they can sometimes interfere with the robot's return to home base.