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How to fix Roomba error 43?

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The error code 43 has a slightly different meaning in different Roomba robot models. In the Roomba I series, the error code 43 means that the robot is stuck in Home Base, while in the Roomba J series, the error code 43 means the robot started a job in the Keep-out Zone.

This article discusses the causes of error code 43 in the Roomba I and J series and the fix to resolve the issue.

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What is the cause of error code 43 in the Roomba I and J series?

The cause of the error code 43 in the Roomba I and J series is mentioned below:

Cause of error code 43 in the Roomba I series

The error code 43 occurs when the Roomba I series robot gets stuck in the Infrared (IR) beam of the virtual wall or Home Base, robot stops and turns its movement when it detects a wall, so when it detects virtual walls around itself and see no way out it starts showing the error code 43.


Cause of error code 43 in the Roomba J series

The error code 43 occurs when the Roomba j series robot starts doing a job in a Keep-out zone. The robot places a small Keep-out zone around the Home Base by default, so whenever it enters the keep-out zone and starts cleaning, it shows this error.

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How to fix the error code in Roomba I and J series?

Below we have mentioned the fixes for the error code 43 in Roomba I and J series:

Fixing the error code 43 in the Roomba I series

Here are three fixes for the error code 43 in the Roomba I series:

Move the Roomba robot and restart

The error code 43 occurs when it gets stuck in the beam of virtual walls or gets stuck in Home Base, so moving it to a new location and restarting it might fix the issue.


Adjust virtual walls in your house

If you have multiple virtual walls facing each other, then the Roomba robot will face problems in navigation, so adjusting the virtual walla in the house will solve the issue for you.


Make sure the Home Base has sufficient space on all sides

If error 43 occurred while the robot was in Home Base, then you must ensure that it is uncluttered and has sufficient space on all sides.

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Fixing the error code 43 in the Roomba J series

There is only one simple way to fix the error code 43 in the Roomba J series:

Move the Roomba robot and restart

The error code 43 in the Roomba J series occurs when it starts doing a job in a keep-oy zone, so the only way is to move the robot to a new location and then press the restart button. It will fix the error.


Contact Support

If your problem is not resolved, you must contact iRobots customer support.

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