How to fix Roomba error 14, 15, 16, and 17

The Roomba robotic vacuums offer the most efficient way of cleaning but sometimes, they could cause some problems and require some maintenance. The best part of this device will be that it’ll speak to you if something has gone wrong with a two-tone uh-oh sound followed by a set of beeps or a narrated voice.  In this guide, you’ll get to know the four error codes related to the Roomba robotic vacuum.

Error 14 in Roomba Robotic Vacuum

When Roomba Robotic Vacuum faces this issue, it states “Error fourteen”. Re-install Roomba’s bin then presses CLEAN to restart. In the Wi-Fi connection, Roomba 600 and 800 series devices, they stay “Error one four. Please open the iRobot HOME app for help. The full bin and troubleshooting indicators flash in the devices except for the iRobot Roomba 600 Series as it doesn’t have a full bin indicator.

How to fix the Error 14 problem?

Error 14 or Error One Four means that your Roomba Robotic Vacuum isn’t able to detect an installed bin. First, you should confirm that the bin is installed and wipe the bin contacts of the robot and the bin with a clean, dry cloth.

Error 15 in Roomba Robotic Vacuum

Roomba will display the Error 15 code as it’ll say “Error Fifteen (15)”. Press CLEAN to restart.”

How to fix the Error 15 problem?

Roomba is likely facing an internal communication error. So you should press CLEAN for restarting your cleaning job. However, you’ll require a robot reboot if the problem remains.

Error 16 in Roomba Robotic Vacuum

fix Roomba error 14, 15, 16, and 17

Roomba faces Error 16 and says “Error Sixteen (16). Keep Roomba on a level surface then press CLEAN to restart”.

How to fix the Error 16 problem?

Error 16 will simply mean that your device is laid and it’s unable to start the cleaning. Move Roomba to a level surface and press CLEAN. Don’t uplift the robot when pressing the CLEAN button. If Roomba is displaying this message on a level surface, you should reboot it.

Press down the CLEAN button for 10 seconds and the indicators will be completely turned off. Then, you should release the button and there will be a series of sounds. Then, press and release the CLEAN button for more than 5 seconds. At last, you should press CLEAN to start a mew cleaning job.

Error 17 in Roomba Robotic Vacuum

Roomba narrates “Error Seventeen (17). Please start the iRobot App for help.”

How to fix the Error 17 problem?

Error 17 will indicate that Roomba is unable to complete and has canceled the cleaning job. Then, ensure that there were numerous changes made in the cleaning cycle during the cleaning cycle.

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