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Roomba Discovery My Roomba Discovery seems to work fine, mechanically, but it no longer seems to collect any dust. (The collection bin remains empty after the Roomba has circulated around the floor for quite a while). The brush has been replaced and spins normally. Does anyone have an idea why this machine's vacuum function no longer seems to work? I would appreciate any feedback. Jeremy

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  • l_beith Feb 21, 2009

    My roomba working but not collecting dust, container always empty after it has run.

  • lkarelee Apr 18, 2009

    i have cleaned the filters - and there is a lot of debris on the filter - but none in the collection bin.

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Did you replace the filter? when you remove the dust bin there is a small filter that needs to be cleaned, or replaced. You can buy a maintenance kit that replaces the brushes and filters as well, its good to replace them all regularly

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Monday through Friday
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