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Irobot moving slowly

My irobot has a full battery charge but still moves slowly and is making a funny motor sound. I have totally cleaned out all the brushes...they are so clean they look new. I've taken the battery out and put it back, emptied the filters, etc. It moves slowly and eventually whirrs to a stop. The battery light is green. Any suggestions?

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    it has a new replacement battery and won't stay on for more than one minute

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Try running th roomba with the dust bin removed to see if the main brush is turning, if not it could be an issue with the gears being stripped in the brush motor assembly or inside the brush compartment holder. If the gears are fine the brush motor itself may be blown. A new one is about $30.00.

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