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Roomba Discovery My Roomba turns on and moves but the brushes won't turn. Someone told me that I had forgotten to put in the yellow and black end bearings, but I did. Help, I miss my Roomba I have a Roomba 530, I have had it for 2 weeks and really loved it. I have followed all the cleaning instructions etc.. Then the Roomba wanted it's brushes cleaning "please clean Roombas brushes" So thinking that something was stuck I removed and cleaned the brushes, (yellow tabs on and in place by the way) Now when I press clean the hoover cleans for about 1 minute and then stops with the same message "Please clean Roombas brushes. I looked at the trouble shooting page and breifly removed the hoover tray whilst running the Roomba and could see that the brush was NOT turning! Can anyone help and give some advice as I really miss my Roomba...thanks Louise ;-)

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  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    When I try to turn my brushes manually while cleaning, they will turn, but feel kind of stuck. They will turn, but not easily like they used to. I thoroughly cleaned everything I could get to, but it is still doing it. When I turn the Roomba on, it sounds like those brushes are making a grinding noise. I took the dirt bin off and watched - the brushes aren't turning.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    it runs and the brushes turn but the suction doesn't seem to work as the cup never fills up and the floor is still dirty

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I read somewhere that you need to clear the software in case there is a glitch. To do this, take the battery out and then, simultaneously hold down the "spot" and "clean" buttons for 30 seconds. Replace battery. This has worked for my Discovery model.

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