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Rumba making Clicking noises - stops It has been cleaned.

Rumba has been completely cleaned, but makes clicking noises as it moves along then stops and give message that it needs cleaning BUT it has been cleaned. The top plate is going up and down in time with the clicks.

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Even if the 2 brush rollers are clean you need to pull the small yellow ends of the roller off [the funny lookin ones].hair ect. get jamed in there .use a knife or small screw driver to pull the build up out.hope this helps

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