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Return Roomba to Home Base
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Post 1 made on Wednesday December 29, 2004 at 20:11
Long Time Member
November 2003
Hey all,

Just got a Roomba Discovery for Christmas, and low and behold, it comes with a remote! Well, as you all know, there's no room for two remotes in one house :-) so I configured my Harmony H688 to work my Roomba.

The only problem I have is that the Harmony Website lists several Roomba's as possibilities and I've been through all of them. I had to add a few custom buttons (strangely enough, the "clean" command wasn't listed in the Harmony database, but in order to get the Roomba to return to base, you have to press the [clean] and [spot] buttons at the same time.

I tried to have the Harmony "learn" this by pressing both the Clean and Spot buttons on the Roomba remote, but that doesn't seem to work. Anyone got this to work yet?
Post 2 made on Wednesday December 29, 2004 at 22:03
Long Time Member
December 2004
As far as I know, you won't be able to learn those commands to the Harmony, because even the Roomba remote won't return him to the base. The "spot" and "clean" buttons they are referring to are the ones on the Roomba himself, not the ones on the remote. Try sending him home from the Roomba remote, by pressing "spot" and "clean" together, we did and it doesn't do a thing. Pressing the buttons on the Romba does it though. Apparently the remote can't be used within 8 feet (or something like that) of the base because the IR signals from the remote interfere with the IR signals of the base.

In theory, you shouldn't need to send him back to the base, because he should do when he detects he's done cleaning a room, or when his battery is low. Check out the Roomba FAQ (especially the Home Base section) at [Link:]

This message was edited by ceruleanblue on 12/29/04 22:10 ET.
Post 3 made on Thursday September 13, 2018 at 03:52
Junior Member
September 2018
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Last edited by Jacky58 on September 19, 2018 02:35.
Post 4 made on Tuesday April 30, 2019 at 23:07
New Member
April 2019
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