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Makes a clicking noise and stops after about 5 minutes

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  • dardarfi Jan 06, 2009

    My roomba 560 will run for a few minutes but makes a clicking noise while working and then stops and says to clean the brushes.  We have cleaned everything we can find and it keeps on happening. Help!

  • fullcount9 Jan 18, 2009

    Same problem. Cleaned everything, runs for a few minutes, then says clean brushes. Very annoying considering this is not a cheap item.

  • caseycork Jan 20, 2009

    My roomba makes the same clicking sound that everyone elses does! The brushes aren't spinning and the vacuum isnt working. The gears were making odd sounds before the brushes stopped spinning. I cleaned everything but the gear box. We as CUSTOMERS should not have to become repair men/women....I've only had this thing for 2 months. The warranty is nice except for the fact that it takes months to get anything accompished for the warranty company!

  • badgeris Mar 31, 2009

    Same problem as others have described...I have cleaned the the brushes THREE TIMES today (thorough cleaning, screws out, etc), in the past hour, but no improvement. It's as clean as when I bought it, as far as I can tell. The only thing I did notice is that there is some hair/fuzz around the axle of the little pivoting wheel, which I cannot fully clean off (although I tried with scissors & tweezers). I may try going without the rubber brush to see if that will work. Otherwise, now I know why they have Roombas refurbished on Overstock. SIGH.

  • jkee002 Apr 26, 2009

    We have the same problem. The roomba clicks as it moves along and then stops and beeps twice to clean the brushes. The brushes are thoroughly clean but the problem continues.

  • elenakitty May 14, 2009

    kiorash's answer was completely right, and it says so right in the manual, but i checked online before resorting to the manual, because often i can find the answer faster online to a precise problem. thanks kiorash!

  • juro007 May 16, 2009

    kiorash - Thank you. It seems to work perfectly! I almost took apart the gearbox while cleaning! :-) you saved me a lot of time and trouble!

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Ladies and gents,

I can't bear you moaning like this honestly! Here is the solution-

get your self a tiny 4 headed (philips screw driver) and test your ROOMBA

1) REMOVE THE RUBBER BRUSH AND RUN ROOMBA ON JUST THE BIG BRUSH

2) CHECK IF ROOMBA STARTES CLICKING AND ODES THE SAME THING

3) IF NOT PUT THE RUBBER BRUSH BACK AND REMOVE THE BIG BRUSH AND THEN CHECK IF CLICKING CONTINUES.

4) ONE OF THEM WILL BE THE CULPRIT. REMOVE THAT BRUSH AND YOU WILL SEE TWO 4 HEADED(PHILLIPS) SCREWS ON EACH END OF THE OFFENDING BRUSH- LOOSEN THE SCREW AND YOU SHOULD SEE LOADS OF HAIR AND FIBER ROUND THE BEARING.

5)TAKE THE BEARING OUT AND REMOVE ALL THIS HAIR-YOU WILL BE SURPRISED HOW MUCH THERE IS

6) PUT THINGS BACK TOGETHER AND ROOMBA WILL RUN LIKE NEW

i PROMISE!

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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I have the Roomba 530, the white model, and my solution was to clean the gear box. Here's how I did that.

1: take off yellow spinny-brush
2: take off gray plastic undercarriage plate
3: unscrew 4 tiny phillips head screws that hold the whole brush carriage assembly. These screws can't fall out. Go ahead and remove the brushes.
4: unscrew a few (4 maybe?) more screws on the gear side of the brush assembly, on the side with the white square parts. Be careful, because these can fall out, and they are slightly longer than the following-
5: unscrew the screws holding the gear box closed. Once again, don't lose these screws. Mine was chock-full of fur, hair, dirt, general nastiness. I got out a sharp knife (careful!) and cleaned each gear and then both sides of the gearbox with the knife and a paper towel.
6: Put it all back together!

The whole process only took me ~15 minutes, but I had previous experience taking apart most of the roomba minus the gearbox. Good luck!

Posted on Apr 19, 2010

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The problem has got nothing to do with cleaning the machine. The problem is an error in the production. The wings on the small rubber roller should be swept back so that they sweep across the floor during cleaning.
On the noisy rolers, the wings are facing the other way round, and they hit the floor with a forward pointing edge, in stead of a back swept edge . This gives the beating sound. especially on hard wood flooring.
The solution is to change the roler. I got a new from the importer in Denmark, when I told them about the problem.

Klaus Lund

Posted on May 24, 2009

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I have the same problem, though I don't know the actual fix, one way to get it to work fairly well is to remove the rubber brush (the smaller one) and let it keep going. It seems to clean just as well from what I can tell.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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We have a 577 - Solution # 2 worked for us - thanks heaps! Lesson learned: read the manual THOROUGHLY or Google ;-) !!

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

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