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Brushes not spinning....

Hi, i have the roomba 4210 discovery. Both brushes stopped working. Everything works fine except for the brushes. I called roomba technical support and they said i need a new one, because i damaged something that makes the brushes spin. They weren't very helpful at all. Please help.

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  • tmawp Jun 18, 2008

    thank you for your help, i try cleaning all the brushes and i got the same result. I sent in my roomba 4210 to roomba exchange to have a diagnostic testing. They said, i stripped all the gears to the motor that makes the brush spin. So, for $40 they included the diagnostic testing, brush motor assembly and they send it back to you. they also have very good customer service.

  • tmawp Jun 18, 2008

    they say this happens, when your roomba get stuck for too long and is unable to get itself free. For instance carpet with tasso or wires.

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My status light came on, the vac beeped twice and stopped. I noticed my brushes weren't spinning. I took an eyeglass screwdriver and took off the center screw that holds on the brushes. I cleaned the shaft that the brushes spin on. replaced brushes and it works great! I just did this now and it is still running. my status light problem is fixed my roomba is 4 years old and I am on my 2nd battery. Seems to have fixed the problem. FYI it was wrapped with hair, dirt and it was greasy.

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Ok, this is a "Brush Height Adjustment" issue. It will probably work great on a hard surface but on carpet the brushes bog. If you've taken the unit apart already...Sorry....do it again. When you do, you'll see a String which allows the brushes to "Float" on different surface heights. Loosen the screw a little and pull a bit more string through. Re Tighten the screw and put it together enough for a test run. Now reset the roomba.To reset the Roomba, power the Roomba on, and press the Spot, and Dock buttons together for at least 8 seconds. Until it plays a tune. The clock, and any schedule is erased at this time. Try running the Roomba with the dust bin removed to see the brushes spin easier.

Second method, is taking off the bottom cover, and removing the battery. While it's removed, and not plugged into the charger, press the clean button for at least 20 seconds. This will erase the memory. Replace battery, and cover. Run the Roomba to see if the brushes start to spin. You can also remove the brush housing by removing the 4 screws and reseating it, to see if it was a bad connection, since you have the bottom cover off.

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