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How do I clean the gear box? - iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum

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By gear box do you mean the inside of Roomba or do you mean the latched brush section on the bottom? You can open the two latches and clean the brushes after taking them out. You can pop out the white/black ball wheel and clear the hair and thread that catches in there. You can unscrew the screw that holds the spinning white brushes and clear the stuff out of there. You can take out the filter compartment and remove all the screws to really clean that out. I started to open up the main compartment of Roomba to clean it out and stopped when it got more complicated. I know there's probably stuff in there, but so much gets caught on everywhere else that there's little left to get into the inner gearing, in my opinion.

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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.

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

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i PROMISE!

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