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Roomba 530 is clicking when running then stops

I start Roomba off, it runs for maybe a minute then stops and the orange light flashes. It said it needed brushes cleaning so did that but no joy. When I turn the brushes manually there is no clicking so I think the brush drive gears are ok. Changed battery six months ago, took brush unit out and cleaned today but still have the problem. Any ideas?

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    Trev Nov 28, 2013

    I also took off the yellow bearings ends and cleaned any hair out of there too but still have the problem.

  • Trev
    Trev Dec 02, 2013

    Battery is in full working order, Roomba runs, it's just the clicking source I'm trying to get to the bottom of.

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The battery is not charging and has died a noble death. Buy a new battery.

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

  • richie46 Nov 28, 2013

    The battery is not charging and has died a noble death. Buy a new battery.

  • richie46 Nov 28, 2013

    The battery is not charging and has died a noble death. Buy a new battery.

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SOURCE: Brushes are clean, but Roomba stops and says clean brushes

I decided to take it apart and see if I could fix it because even if something inside went "SPROING" and I couldn't get it back together, it wouldn't be any worse than it was already.

FIrst, remove the dust bin part and the brushes. Then, there are four screws on the bottom gray panel which have to be removed first in order to get to the gears which hold the brushes. I did not remove the little sweeper brush on the front, but I just slide it through the hole in the gray panel.

Then in order to get out the orange section which actually holds the brushes, there are four screws which must be removed. The orange section is attached to a blue section. This entire unit comes out by sliding it toward the area where the dust bin goes, being careful not to tear the light gray rubber gasket which covers the side.

Once that section is removed, there are two screws on each side. These screws hold the orange thing to the blue thing. Once the screws are removed, lift up only the side which has the white squares into which the brushes are inserted. These are actually the back side of little gears. There is a face plate on the outside of the orange part on this end. The other end contains a bunch of wires and I was careful not to disconnect any of them.

The face plate has six screws which must all be removed. Use caution when removing the face plate. Hold it up so that all of the stuff doesn't fall out. It has a bunch of gears, little brass looking fittings and grease. Take care to only remove the gears which have the squares which hold the brushes AND do it one at a time unless you like working jigsaw puzzles. I used tweezers and a pin to clean the "gunk" consisting of hair, fuzz, etc., out of the little gears.

Reverse the process to put it back together. Hazel, my little Roomba, played me a happy little song and immediately went back to work. She seems as good as new.

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SOURCE: roomba keeps saying clean brushes yet are clean!

Remove the Yellow connectors on the end of the brushes and clean around the pin well. If there is too much there, the roomba thinks there is something stuck and goes into clear mode (as if there is a chord stuck).

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SOURCE: Please clean Roomba s brushes warning will not stop

Clean the yellow brush bearings. Then run the Roomba without the dustbin, so that you can watch the brush while the unit is cleaning. Is it turning? If not, call customer support. 877-855-8593. Have your Roomba with you; they will want information from it. Good luck.

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SOURCE: Roomba Stops

run your roomba through a self diagnostic test. I have posted the link below. Tell me your findings. http://mysite.verizon.net/gsplews/Diagnositic-Tests_Proc.v.0.5.htm

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