Reviews and troubleshooting of iRobot Roomba 650

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iRobot Roomba 650 is an entry-level robot vacuum cleaner, compared to model 770, 870, 800, E5 and 980 of the iRobot brand. This Roomba 650 is a standard robot vacuum cleaner designed for daily cleaning various surfaces.

The best part of Roomba 650 is all about its efficient cleaning and its spare parts are quite inexpensive. However, it does not have wifi connection and you can only control manually (no Alexa skills).

The upgraded model, Roomba 690, has wifi features and also costs a little bit more. If you need a robot vacuum cleaner without minding about Alexa voice control, then Roomba 650 is still a good choice.

Facts about Roomba 650

  • Weight: 7.9 lbs
  • Size: 13.4 inches in diameter, 3.6 inches height
  • Available Colors: Black
  • Release Date: August 2014
Reviews and troubleshooting of iRobot Roomba 650
Reviews and troubleshooting of iRobot Roomba 650

Fact about iRobot Roomba 690 Wi-Fi Connected Vacuuming Robot

  • iRobot Roomba 690 is built on the proven Roomba 650 robot platform 
  • Roomba 690 is compatible with iRobot App, Alexa Voice control and have a sleek new design.

Features of Roomba 650

Smart features

This Roomba 650 uses a full suite of sensors for detecting dirt, grime to clean your floor more efficiently. It is also installed with Cliff-detection sensors to avoid dropping off the stairs.

Smart design

Low profile design (just 3.6’’ height) allows the robot to navigate under beds, furniture easily.


Roomba 650 control is very simple: just press a button, Roomba 650 will get to work. You can also set the robot to vacuum 7 times per week with the preset regime. When it is depleted of battery, Roomba 650 will return to the charging base to recharge itself. 

Clean in 3 steps

Roomba 650 uses a 3-step cleaning process: agitate- brush- suction to pull the debris away and keep the dirt and debris in the closed bin.

Pros and cons of Roomba 650


  • Easy To Use
  • Cleans Effectively
  • Cleans Under Furniture
  • Hassle Free Operation


  • Noisy
  • Small Debris Bin
  • Misses Spots
  • Difficult To Clean
  • Clogs 

Recommendation of Roomba 650 – who should buy Roomba 650?

Roomba 650 is recommended if you have the below styles of surface/ room design in your home:

  • Hardwood Floors – Roomba 650 works excellent on hardwood floors and other hard surfaces
  • Pet Hair – Roomba 650 is ideal for removing pet hairs from hard floors and carpeted floors. However, its brushes can be tangled with hairs so be prepared to do hair removal with scissors
  • Large Rooms – Roomba 650 can clean large rooms, small rooms, kitchen room, living room, etc. The only thing you need to pay attention to is that, Roomba 650 can not move from room to room like upgraded models with mapping features. You have to place the Roomba in rooms to get it cleaned. 
  • Carpeted Rooms – Roomba 650 pick dirt, fibers, hairs on carpeted rooms. However, if your carpet is too dark, it can be a trouble for Roomba
  • High Traffic Rooms –  Roomba 650 can clean high traffic areas. However, if you are constantly dealing with soils, dirts on high traffic areas, it is better to choose a robot vacuum with high suction power and a bigger dust bin size.
  • Small Rooms
  • Tile Floors
  • Carpet
  • Smaller Rooms / Apartments

 What’s In The Box of Roomba 650:

  • Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot With AeroVac Bin
  • Self-Charging Home Base
  • Battery Charger
  • Extra AeroVac Filter
  • Auto Virtual Wall (requires 2 C batteries, not included)
  • 1-Year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty On Robot, 12-Month Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty On Battery

Specifications of Roomba 650:

  • Dimensions: 17 x 5 x 18 inches
  • Weight: 11.8 lbs.
  • Robot Dimensions: 13.39 inches in diameter, 3.62 inches in height
  • Robot Weight: 7.9 lbs. 

FAQ of Roomba 650:

Can Roomba be used on deep carpets and hard floors?

Yes! Roomba can pick up dirt, dust, pet hair, etc from your carpets and hard floors. Roomba can move from one surface to another with ease. 

Replacing parts of Roomba 650 instruction

How to replace iRobot Roomba 650 Battery?

Replacing iRobot Roomba 650 Battery is very easy and you can do it on your own with 3 steps like shown in the pictures below.

Step 1: Removing the side Brush: remove the 3.5 mm screw from the center of the side-brush.

How to replace iRobot Roomba 650 Battery

Step 2: Remove Bottom Panel: Unscrew four screws at 4 corners on bottom panel 

How to replace iRobot Roomba 650 Battery?

Step 3: Remove and replace Battery: grasp the battery by the two green flaps and pull it out

How to replace iRobot Roomba 650 Battery?

How to replace iRobot Roomba 650 Main Wheel?

Replacing iRobot Roomba 650 Main Wheel can be done in 3 steps.

  • Step 1: Remove the Side Brush – check above instruction
  • Step 2: Remove Bottom Panel – check above instruction
  • Step 3: Remove Main Wheels: Unscrew six 12mm screws holding the side wheels
How to replace iRobot Roomba 650 Main Wheel

iRobot Roomba 650 Troubleshooting

Roomba 650 light is blinking

What you see and hear: Sometimes when Roomba 650 has problems, it will notify us by error tone, blinking light or some audio. This time we have to troubleshoot the Roomba.

How to troubleshoot common Roomba 650 Errors

You can check the Roomba 650 manual to fix common errors and it is very easy to deal with.

Other Roomba 650 Errors

Roomba 650 Error 9

What you see and hear: Error 9 of Roomba 650 is Bumper Sensor Problems

Troubleshoot: Press Roomba’s bumper or CLEAN button until it is not producing any error lights or noises.

Roomba 650 does not move or will not turn on

What you see or hear: Your Roomba 650 does not light up or move to clean. This can mostly be due to the battery problems.

Troubleshoot: check if your Roomba 650 is charged or not. If it is charged already but still can’t move, maybe the charger or the battery is defective. This time, you have to replace either the charger or the battery of roomba 650.

Roomba 650 won’t return to charging station

What you see or hear: Your Roomba 650 runs out of batteries and can’t come back to the charging station. This problem can be due to your Charging station is too far, or the battery being defective.

Troubleshoot: Check the charging station position. The best position of the charging station of Roomba is the central position. Then, check for the battery if it is working properly or not.

Roomba 650 dies quickly after charging

What you see or hear: Your Roomba dies shortly after you charge it. This can be due to the software, or the battery problem.

Troubleshoot: reset your Roomba or replace the battery. To replace the battery of Roomba 650, read the above instruction, and you can buy new batteries here.

Roomba 650 gets stuck on dark carpets, floors

What you see or hear: Your Roomba does not move on dark surfaces. This is due to the cliff sensors, it is designed to help Roomba to avoid falling off the stairs, but sometimes it also mistakes dark carpets with stairs.

Troubleshoot: use tape to cover the cliff sensors, but you should only use this trick in a closed room to avoid the falling-off mishaps.

Roomba 650 is not picking up dirt or has empty bin

What you see or hear: Your Roomba does not seem to clean the floors. You should check the bin, either it is full or defective. 

Troubleshoot: empty the bin. If Roomba 650 is still not working, you may have to replace the bin. You can buy the bin here.