Question about Roomba Robotic Floor Bagless Vacuum
My roomba says to clean brushes. I have done this and the roomba will work for about 2 minutes cut off and repeat the same message
Before taking apart your Roomba read this!!! First to see if it is a defect or really the brushes, take the brusehs out and run roomba with out them. If you still hear the clicking/ thumping then try taking it apart or call roomba. But if the clicking/ thumping goes away when the brushes are out you're in luck! Take the brushes. The brushes have little yellow nubs... those come out. pull them out, and you will see a lot of hair waiting for you. clean all of the hair out ( tweezers are wonderful for this). Once they are cleaned out put the yellow nubs back on. Put your brushes back in and you're Roomba will be back to business in no time!!!
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
Check under the yellow nubs first! Mine were totally surrounded with crud and hair. This solution worked for me! :)
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
I had the same problem (clicking noise and stopping after a few minutes - without brushes installed either) and followed the post by ikfjr. I used a compressed air can to clean out all the dust from inside the unit. I noticed a rubber lip under the brush housing which had been bent over incorrectly from a previous service. I made sure this was in place when putting everything back together. Without brushes and with the rear bin off, I noticed that the clicking was actually caused by the brush housing flicking up while the wheels moved around. I reinstalled the brushes and rear bin. On the initial clean, there was a more muted click which happened for a few minutes and then it disappeared. My Roomba now works like new again. Thanks to everyone that helps.
Posted on May 31, 2009
After removing the little yellow pieces I found all kinds of hair! Put them back in and now it runs great!!
Posted on Jun 10, 2010
I had the same problem described above and tried everything until I tried cleaning under the yellow nubs and that worked great! So happy! Such a simple fix and we went through so many brushes before finding the real issue.
Posted on Jan 09, 2010
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