Home Checkup Test: Bob Standard

If Bob is not working as he normally does or repeatedly running into a certain error code, you may run a checkup test to pinpoint the issue’s cause.

Follow along with the video below to test each of Bob's parts individually. Scroll down to read instructions for each step.

Bob's Home Checkup Test

If Bob fails any portion of his checkup test, please contact our customer care center at support@bobsweep.com, or 1-888-549-8847 for support in the US & Canada. Our business hours are 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday, and 10 am - 2 pm on Saturday (Pacific Standard Time).

Putting Bob in Checkup Mode

To put Bob in checkup mode, hold down his leftmost button while at the same time flipping his side power switch ON. Bob will emit a series of beeps to let you know he is in checkup mode.

Step One: Edge Sensors

The first step of the checkup test is to test Bob's edge sensors. When Bob is on a level surface, the icons AUTO, TIME, SPOT, and UV should be illuminated on his screen.

When you lift Bob, these lights should disappear.

Step Two: Wall and Obstacle Sensors

Use a flat surface (such as a sheet of paper) to imitate a wall in front of Bob. Drag the imitation wall from the left side of Bob’s bumper around to the right side.

The three battery bars should light up as you do this, followed by the icons DIRTY and ERROR.

Step Three: Charging System

To move on to the third step of the checkup test, press Bob’s leftmost button once. His screen will display 0 and the word DIRTY may flash.

Place Bob about 5 inches (13 cm) from his charging station with his bumper facing the station. Bob’s screen should display the number 77.

Older versions of bObsweep Standard do not include this step in the checkup test.

Step Four: Bumper Sensors

To move on to the fourth step of the checkup test, press Bob’s leftmost button again. His screen should go blank.

To test Bob’s bumper, press down on its center. The battery bars and ERROR should both light up on his screen.

If you press down on the left side, only the battery bars should light up; if you press down on the right side, only ERROR should light up.

Step Five: Display Screen

To enter the fourth step of the checkup test, press the leftmost button once more.

Each icon on Bob’s screen should light up in a repeating rotation.

Step Six: Brush Motors and Vacuum Suction

Once the cycle finishes, press the second button on the left.

Both the main and side brushes should spin, and air should flow out of the back of Bob’s dustbin.

Step Seven: Wheels

The final step of the checkup tests Bob’s wheels. Press the second button on the right, and Bob should drive forward.

Flip him over and you should see his UV lamp on.

Press the second button on the right once more, and Bob should drive backward and the UV lamp should turn off.

If everything responds properly, all of Bob’s internal parts and sensors are working correctly. If Bob does not produce the results as described above, contact our customer care center at support@bobsweep.com, or 1-888-549-8847 for support in the US & Canada.