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My roombas side spinning brush won't spin what do i do and I have already replaced it with a new brush

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Brushes not spinning....

My status light came on, the vac beeped twice and stopped. I noticed my brushes weren't spinning. I took an eyeglass screwdriver and took off the center screw that holds on the brushes. I cleaned the shaft that the brushes spin on. replaced brushes and it works great! I just did this now and it is still running. my status light problem is fixed my roomba is 4 years old and I am on my 2nd battery. Seems to have fixed the problem. FYI it was wrapped with hair, dirt and it was greasy.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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SOURCE: side brush spins but bottom brushes do not.

Try the troubleshooting found <a href="http://homesupport.irobot.com/cgi-bin/irobot_homesupport.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=740&p_created=1219768911&p_sid=GEKRRrzj&p_accessibility=&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9NDcsNDcmcF9wcm9kcz03ODgmcF9jYXRzPTAmcF9wdj0xLjc4OCZwX2N2PSZwX3NlYXJjaF90eXBlPWFuc3dlcnMuc2VhcmNoX25sJnBfcGFnZT0xJnBfc2VhcmNoX3RleHQ9YnJ1c2g*&p_li=&p_topview=1&prod_lvl1=788&prod_lvl2=&prod_lvl3=&prod_lvl4=&prod_lvl5=&prod_lvl6=">here.</a> If that doesn't work, call customer support for a new cleaning head module. 1-877-855-8593

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: irobot roomba 570 brush not spinning

Unscrew and remove the side brush. There is probably a wad of hair and dirt underneath it that's keeping it from spinning. When it's clean, *snap* the brush back on, then screw it into place. If it still doesn't turn, you'll need a new module. Call support: 877-855-8593. Good luck.

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Brushes on my roomba don't seem to be spinning.

Try running your roomba with the dust bin removed to see if the brushes turn. Take the brushes out and make sure they're clean. You may need to replace the brushes if they're worn. Failing that, you can find instructions on how to take your roomba apart. Take out the brush assembly and open the screws on the side of it to expose the gears that drive the brushes. There will probably be a lot of gunk in there jamming them up. You might need to check the motor too.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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SOURCE: irobot roomba brush only spins on hardwood/tile.

With the unit turned over, when you spin the brushes by hand, are both turning together? If not, there is probably problems in the brush deck gears.

If you cannot get the unit fixed under warranty, check with the people on www.robotreviews.com. There are many people there who are willing to help out.

There is even one guy on there who fixes them up pretty cheap.


Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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