iRobot Roomba Discovery SE Bagless Robotic Vacuum\015 The cleaner is moving around the room in the usual manner but not picking up much. The dirt compartment is empty and only dirt i see is on the lower side of the filter. It ran for a hour but did nothing. I cleaned the brushes changed the filter, still same result\015

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Ensure proper maintenance on the rubber brushes, and filter is also being performed. If the brushes are not spinning properly, this could cause Roomba® to fail to pick up debris off the floor.
In most cases, Roomba® will remove dirt and debris with just one pass over each area of your home. Two cleaning passes may be particularly helpful in homes with pets or for periodic deep cleaning.
If the Roomba is not picking up dirt and debris, then the bin that holds these may be full. You must first release the bin from the Roomba device. To release the bin you need to push the release button located on the back of the device.
Roomba® uses Dirt Detect™ Technology, which allows it to focus its cleaning effort in dirtier areas. When your robot finds more dirt than usual concentrated in one (1) area, it will activate Dirt Detect™ and work harder to clean the same area until the sensors detect fewer particles in that particular area.
The most common cause of vacuum cleaner not picking up dirt properly is clogged air filter. Remove the filter and either clean or replace it as needed.
A Roomba uses its piezoelectric sensor as a dirt detector. When bits of dirt hit the sensor, the Roomba receives tiny electric impulses. Enough impulses will prompt Roomba`s dirt detect to kick into gear – a second, more thorough cleaning of the area.
Every time this Roomba finishes a cleaning cycle, the dock vacuum suctions out what`s inside the dustbin into a sealable bag. The bag can hold about 30-bins worth of dirt, so you can expect to change the bag about once every one to two months.
Perhaps you`ve moved, or want to bring your Roomba along to clean a guest house or vacation home. Maybe you have a multi-story house and want to keep it swept and tidy. iRobot has made it pretty simple to create floor plans for all your spaces. You can label rooms and even set cleaning schedules for each area.
If your Roomba® i Series Robot Vacuum is not turning on or is not able to charge, rebooting your robot tends to solve most related issues. To reboot your Roomba: Press and hold the CLEAN button for 20 seconds. After you release the button, the light ring will show a white clockwise swirl while it reboots.
Yes, and gets all the dust from under your bed and other big furniture. I sleep better knowing my vacuum is picking up all this dust and dander every day.
Remove any debris from the debris evacuation port on the bottom of the Clean Base. Unplug the Clean Base™ Charging Station + Automatic Dirt Disposal from the wall. Clean the Clean Base™ debris evacuation tubing on the bottom, and then remove any debris.
If Roomba® continues to indicate the bin is full after you have emptied the bin, it means you have not thoroughly cleaned the bin full sensors and/or the sensor ports. After you have cleaned all six full bin sensors and ports, it may be necessary to clear the error by rebooting the robot.

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Bissell bagless sweeper sucks up dirt but will not put dirt in the canister cup. It will pickup until it clogs, then it will stop picking up dirt. It will really hold quite a bit of dirt before it stops completely up. Thanks for any help.
ANSWER : I had the same problem, called Bissell over 10 times! They send me 3 plastic inserts for the dirt chamber, not the problem. I solved it by throwing the Bissell away and buying a Eureka bagged vacuum, no more problems.

I recently ( approx. 2-3 months ago ) purchased a dirt devil. Now it is not picking up properly. When I push vacuum forward it picks dirt up a little bit, when I pull it back all the dirt falls out of the bottom. I replaced the filter today and it has not solved my problem. I dont know where my warranty is. Can you please help me?
ANSWER : Hi sounds like your line is stopped up somewhere , check ur suction an make sure your brushes are spinning, if they are try a wire clothes hanger to the hose at the bottom hose to dislodge anything that mite be stuck

Irobot roomba 500 series not picking up dirt. Filter is clean, brushes clear, small wheel at front is clear. Seems to be operating fine other than not picking up dirt.
ANSWER : Pull roller brushes out .pull off funny looking yellow ends clean hair ect.

IRobot not picking up dirt
ANSWER : I had the exact same problem.
In my cases, cleaning the little yellow things on the end is what fixed it.
This is what I got from irobot:
We apologize for the inconvenience. Here are a few things that you can try to .resolve this issue:

1. Remove and empty the Roomba’s dust bin.
2. Turn .the Roomba on its back, remove the brush guard, and remove the main brush.
3. .Reinstall the brush guard and run the Roomba without the main brush or dust bin. .Is the flexible brush turning? If yes, go to step 4. If not, please skip to step .9.
4. Inspect the main brush to ensure it is clean and not bent. Verify that .the main bristle brush has a larger end cap on each end. When you perform .maintenance, you will need to remove the end cap from the brush. When the brush .is clean, please return the end cap to its location.
5. Verify that the main .brush and flexible brush each have a yellow bearing on one end. If either yellow .bearing is missing, your brushes will not turn properly. This can potentially .damage the Roomba. Please respond with this information so that we can send you .new brush bearings.
6. Inspect the yellow bearings on the two brushes and .ensure they turn easily with your fingers. Remove the yellow bearings and clean .any dirt accumulated in the bearing cups.
7. Ensure that the brush sockets .(on the opposite side of where the bearings fit) are square, and not stripped or .worn out in any way.
8. Reinstall the main brush and brush guard on the .Roomba. Run the robot without the dust bin. Is the main brush turning? If not, .please skip to the bottom to provide the requested information.
9. Remove the .flexible brush and reinstall the brush guard.
10. Run the Roomba without the .dust bin and listen for the Cleaning Head gearbox running. Do you hear the gears .turning? If not, do you hear any noise at all? If the noise from the Cleaning .Head sounds abnormal or you cannot hear it, please skip to the bottom to provide .us with the requested information.

If you do hear the noise, reassemble .your robot and run it again. The issue should be corrected.

** NOTE: .Excessive build up of hair in Roomba’s brushes and bearings can permanently .damage Roomba. Inspect brush bearings regularly.

Title: Cleaning the Main .Brushes

If .the issue persists, please tell us which brush is not operating properly and .also respond with the following information for our verification .process:

• Your complete name and shipping address
• Your Roomba’s .product code. The product code is located under the dust bin near the brush .assembly.
• The original date and location that the Roomba was purchased .

Title: Where can I find the serial number/product code for my .robot?

IRobot not picking up dirt
ANSWER : This link fixed my prob :.
.and just in case the link doesn’t work, basically, you have to take out the whole red brush-head assembly unit by unscrewing the 4 screw screws that hold in down in either corner; then find the side of the unit that has the gearing inputs, and unscrew all the screws until you get inside and clean out all the hair….
.That should do it 🙂

The vacuum cleaner does not pick up anything from carpet. It does not even pick up pieces of thread laying on carpet. On tile floors it blows dirt away instead of picking it up. I’ve tried all the settings on the brush and nothing works. It has done this since new
ANSWER : Sounds like there is a clog..
.Usually its in the hose – look closely.. Stretch the hose out straight and look in there good..
.Or a clog could be in the vac close to where the hose conects to the vac on either end..
.This is most case scenario with these types of vacs..
.I hope this helps !!
.Please rate me good ;o)

My bissel vacume was not picking up the dirt on the carpet. So I found that the hose was clogged. I unclogged it but the vacume still is not picking up the dirt. I also changed the filters.
ANSWER : I found out that if you remove the front filter holder, tip vacuum back and look down inside. Sometimes there is hair caught back in there and you won’t get suction. I had to use something long, knife, very long type tweezers, to pull all the hair out. Worked great after that. About half way through vacuuming I will stop and remove the foam rubber filter and clean it. Oh yea, you will have to use a flashlight to look down inside to see all the hair caught behind the foam rubber filter cup.

The Dirt Devil Featherlite vacuum cleaner throws up the dirt back out. Sometimes the vacuum cleaner doesn’t pick up any dirt
ANSWER : You have a blocked vacuum hose take hose off and out side. Push the garden hose from one end to the other, this will push out the blockage