Question about Roomba Robotic Floor Bagless Vacuum
Roomba does much of its cleaning by the brush and roller on the bottom, but an important part is the little fan at the back of the debris bin which provides 100% of the 'suction.'
First, take off the vent cover on the back of the debris compartment and start Roomba on a mission. You will see the little turbine spin (if it's working) and probably a little dust cloud will come out.
It may not be working at best efficiency, however, because dirt gets sucked into the housing and blocks much of the air flow. Now that you know what the fan/turbine looks like (it's quite small, only the size of two stacked silver dollars), peer down into the larger opening of the debris bin and view the turbine from the other side. Chances are there's some crud stuck down there which is impeding air flow. (There's a hollow part of the turbine where the air is sucked into before being expelled out the back, that's probably filled with pet hair/dust/etc.) Clean that out using a long knife, chopsticks, or anything else that can reach down in there. Bang the dust bin down (lightly) to dislodge any more hair that's up there and continue cleaning until it's all gone.
I've had 3 Roomba's and they all get hair stuck up there. I only have to do this once a year or so (multi-cat and dog household here!) but it makes all the difference in the world.
Posted on Jun 21, 2010
Roombas are a vary "low suction" device. The major amount of debris is picked up by the brushes. I assume you a re using the brush cleaning tool, removing the brushes and cleaning them. The other part is the dust bin which contains a small turbine motor. The connections can become dirty and the motor will not run. Make sure you keep the dust bin clean with a damp cloth especially at the contact points on the bin and roomba unit.
Posted on May 01, 2008
SOURCE: No suction on my red roomba
Make sure you have a filter installed, then change or clean it. Without a filter, the fan will get clogged.
If that doesn't help, clean the fan and the exhaust port, and verify that the fan is working.
If the fan is working and the filter is clean, then your appearent lack of suction is probably due to the fact that your brushes are not turning, and therefore not collecting debris. That's a whole different problem, one I also have, but haven't solved yet (though there are suggestions on this site).
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 31, 2015 | Roomba Vacuums
May 16, 2011 | iRobot Roomba 530 Robotic Vacuum
May 24, 2010 | Vacuums
May 16, 2010 | iRobot Roomba Discovery SE Bagless Robotic...
Dec 29, 2009 | iRobot Roomba Red 4100 Bagless Robotic...
Jul 23, 2009 | iRobot Roomba 500 Series Virtual Wall...
Jun 02, 2009 | iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum
May 21, 2009 | iRobot Roomba 530 Robotic Vacuum
May 01, 2008 | Roomba Robotic Floor Bagless Vacuum
1,909 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: