How to Reset the Battery in a 560 Roomba 16

Written by david grace
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A deeply discharged Roomba 560 battery can result in shortened charge times and run times. When you first notice shortened run times, you may need to charge your Roomba 560 for longer than the standard charge time in order to fully charge the battery. However, if you have fully charged your Roomba battery but its run time remains very short--less than 20 minutes--you must reset the charging system.

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Things you need

  • Screwdriver
  • Roomba 560
  • Roomba 560 wall charger

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  1. 1

    Flip the Roomba so that the bottom faces up. Remove the Roomba's side brush screw using a screwdriver and pull the side brush off.

  2. 2

    Unscrew the four screws that hold the Roomba's bottom cover and remove the bottom cover.

  3. 3

    Press the clips on the sides of the battery inward and pull the battery straight up, out of the Roomba.

  4. 4

    Flip the Roomba over again, so that the top faces up. Hold the clean (or power) button down for five seconds.

  5. 5

    Flip the Roomba over again, so the bottom faces up. Reinstall the battery by holding it over the battery opening then dropping it in. Push down firmly on the battery until it snaps into place.

  6. 6

    Place the bottom cover back onto the Roomba then replace and tighten the bottom cover screws.

  7. 7

    Reattach the side brush into position and tighten the side brush screw.

  8. 8

    Flip the Roomba again, so that the top faces up. Charge the Roomba by plugging it into the wall charger. After the power light turns solid green, indicating a full charge, leave the Roomba plugged in to the wall charger for an additional three days.

  9. 9

    Run the Roomba for several cleaning cycles, until the battery completely dies. Recharge the Roomba until the power light turns solid green, indicating a full charge.

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