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IRobot Roomba 560 Thumping, Says Clean Brushes, No Dirt in Cup

I have a iRobot Roomba 560 that makes a thumping noise while running. Stops every 10 minutes or so, flashes a red light and says to remove and clean brushes, though brushes are clean. Main cup seems to be empty after running, though there is dust/lint in the filter area. I can see larger debris on carpet and it doesn't pick it up.

I have tried the following: Checked and cleaned the fan to make sure it was running. Removed and cleaned front swivel wheel. Removed both brushes and cleaned them. Removed round yellow pieces on brush ends and found no difference so I put them back on.

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Here is a video on those problems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1vT528_q2U

Here is also a troubleshooting guide:
https://www.ifixit.com/Wiki/iRobot_Roomba_560_Troubleshooting

I hope this helps you out!

Posted on Apr 18, 2017

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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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.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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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).

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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Ah ha!!! After cleaning the brushes umpteen times I worked out that you have to remove the very small yellow pieces (not the other ones which sit on the end) but the ones right on the end and look for hair that is caught on the spindle. No more clicking noise either!

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: no suction on Roomba 560

Larger debris is usually the responsibility of the brushes. Remove the bin and run the Roomba-- are the brushes actually turning? If not, call customer support for a new cleaning head module. If so, remove the grill from the back of the bin. Make sure that the little fan inside is clean, then reinstall the bin on the Roomba and run it. If that little fan doesn't spin, your Roomba has lost vacuum suction and you need a new bin.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: New Roomba 560 beep twice, ask to clean brushes, but no dirt

your roomba is thinking that you need to clean the brushes. if too much load it put on your brush motor--the unit will think that something is wrapped around the brush and slowing down the motor. if you have cleaned your brush and are sure that is not the problem; you need to look for anything else that could be slowing down the brush/motor. If this is inconclusive you need to put your roomba into diagnostic mode by following the procedures in the link below http://swiftracer.com/index.php?myPage=RoombaDiagnosticMode.php

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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