iRobot Roomba 620

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Brand
iRobot
Model
Roomba 620
Operating Time (hours)
2
Charge Time (hours)
3
Operating Pattern
Back and Forth, Random
Scheduled Cleaning
No
Infrared Sensor
No
Dirt Sensor
Yes
Hardwood, Tile & Linoleum
Yes
Carpet
Yes
Spot Mode
Yes
Height Adjustment
No
HEPA Filter
No
Multi-Room Navigation
No
Battery Indicator
Yes
Full Bin Indicator
Yes
Cliff Sensor
Yes
Charging Base
Yes
Return to Charging Base
Yes
Bumper
Yes
Boundary Markers
No
Virtual Walls
No
Remote Control
No
Additional info
+ iAdaptĀ® Responsive Navigation Technology
+ iRobot 3000mah Advanced Power System Ni-MH Battery
- No Virtual Wall
- Not compatible with Lighthouses
Manual
http://www.irobot.com/~/media/Files/Support/Home/Roomba/600/Roomba-600-Manual.pdf?sc_lang=en
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Review by Robin
10/10
2015-06-29
My mom and cousin have both had Roombas for several years and they always raved about it, but I never really had a need for it as my home was carpeted. A few months ago, I moved into a new place that's all tile, except for the bedroom. I have a cat who sheds a LOT, and although I prefer hard floors, I was dreading the cleanup. I walk around my house barefoot and I cannot stand walking on a dirty floor.

The first purchase I made after moving in was the Roomba. Best decision ever! I don't know how it does what it does, but man does it do it well. I typically run it every day or every other day, and I'm always just astounded at how much crap it sucks up. I run it on the timer while I'm at work; I do sometimes run it while I'm home, but it's kindof annoying as it bumps into you and does make some noise. I leave it to clean my kitchen, dining/living room and hallway. I usually close off the bathroom and bedroom by shutting the doors. One thing my mom mentioned was that it works better when it doesn't have as large of an area to clean. I shut off those rooms just to give it a little less to do, and I vacuum the carpet in my bedroom with an upright vacuum once a week. Once in awhile I close Roomba in my bedroom because it vacuums under the bed, dresser and night stands.

I just can't say enough good things about the Roomba. When I bought it, my coworkers kindof made fun of me, but honestly I have absolutely no regrets. My floor is always clean. Of course you still have to mop periodically, but this has cut my sweeping down to almost nothing. It's just ridiculous, in a good way.

PS. Some pets might be afraid of it, but it's definitely not as loud as a regular vacuum. It doesn't bother my cat at all. In fact it frequently bumps into him and he just doesn't care.
Review by Phil Stevens
6/10
2015-06-29
We have had a couple of Roomba cleaners 510, 530 (for the docking option) and a 620 for my mom - and when they work, they do the job. Problem is, after a year or two many start exhibiting the 9-Beep Dance where the unit will turn circles and advance only an inch before turning again. After a time, the Roomba will fault and generate it's "uh-oh" tone followed by 9 beeps before stopping. Our Roomba's were out of warranty when this happened. We were disappointed to find iRobot Tech Support to be worthless and that iRobot does not repair or sell repair parts. Happily, there is a robust on-line community of iRobot users and we found that our bumper assembly was the cause of 9-beeps error. One last call to iRobot tech support was met with indifference so we ordered the bumper part from a third party. Upon receipt and after about 3 hours, I was able to replace the bumper sensor assembly and our Roomba was back in business. I have gotten better at the repair on our subsequent Roomba's but just beware that if you want to keep your unit for more than a few years, be ready to either scrap it or spend some time on YouTube learning how to repair. Disappointing that iRobot is so indifferent to owners but hey, they got *my* money so who's the smart one here?
Review by FEFORD427
10/10
2015-06-29
This thing is a good improvment over the 500 series. It has the aerovac setup. It will vacuum and re dock itself when it is done with the room. I recommend using it when you are not around, as it is seems like it follows you around otherwise. It will not run off strairs, or suck up cords. This model will go over floor objects that the 500 series would not. Like rugs, floor registers, carpet edge strips in doorways etc.. It is like a 4x4 for the carpet world. It got stuck on me once and it will shut down if it can not get itself unstuck. It is pretty hard for it to get stuck. If it sucks up a cord it will stop , reverse the brushes and back away. There are a lot of improvments over the 500 series. Do your homework to see all the little options that each has. Even lowest model of 600 is better than the best 500. It might not have all the add on accessories, but its general function is better.