iRobot Scooba 230 Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your iRobot Scooba 230 Robot Vacuum, you are not alone. Many iRobot Scooba 230 owners experience issues with their robot vacuum from time to time, and it can be frustrating to deal with these problems.

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Reported iRobot Scooba 230 Issues

The iRobot Scooba 230 will tell you if something is wrong with a two-tone “uh-oh” sound and a series of beeps and light blinks

Number of beeps /blinks after uh-oh
Cause Solution
0 (error LED on solid)
  • Fill the tank is empty
  • Fill the tank with water and cleaning solution and press CLEAN.
1 beep
  • Scooba is on a cliff
  • Move Scooba to a clear area and press clean.
  • Cliff sensors are dirty
  • Clean the three cliff sensors with a cotton swab and press clean.
  • Cliff sensors are located in the bumper and are accessed by turning Scooba over.
  • Cliff Sensor malfunction
  • Contact iRobot customer care
2 beeps
  • Scooba is stuck
  • Move Scooba to a clear area and press clean.
  • If Scooba is stuck near a Virtual Wall, move Scooba away from the Virtual Wall and press clean
 3 beeps
  • Bumper problem
  • Tap the bumper to ensure that it moves in and out. Remove any visual debris from the bumper edges and press clean
 4 beeps
  • Left or Right Wheel malfunction
  • Inspect and clean Scooba’s wheels and press clean.
5 beeps
  • Scooba’s vacuum tubes are clogged or hydro-locked
  • Remove Scooba’s bottom plate and clear debris from vacuum tubes. Replace the bottom plate move Scooba to a clear area and press CLEAN. (Note: Scooba is not intended to clean up large spills.)
6 beeps
  • Pump malfunction
  • Contact iRobot customer care.
7 beeps
  • Vacuum malfunction
  • Contact iRobot customer care.

iRobot Scooba 230 Robot Vacuum Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the iRobot Scooba 230:

The iRobot Scooba 230 Charger is plugged in and connected to Scooba, but the charger light is off

Cause Solution
  • No power at the wall outlet or charging error
  • Disconnect the charger from the outlet and from Scooba. Wait 5 seconds and plug the charger into the outlet and directly into Scooba. If the charger light does not turn on, confirm power is present at the outlet by plugging in a lamp.

iRobot Scooba 230 Replacement Parts

How to Diagnose and Repair a iRobot Scooba 230

This guide will help you identify and resolve issues with your iRobot Scooba 230 Robot Vacuum.

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