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Charging error five (5) means your Robot`s charging system isn`t working correctly. Please remove and reinstall the battery to clear this error.
Smaller obstacles are detected by the frontplate. The whole front is movable – this bumper plate presses down on a set of buttons beneath when the robot his an obstacle.
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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)
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Accumulation of hair, dust and dirt in the Gearbox that prevents normal operation of the brushes. As a result, a power output is required to keep the brushes turning. As turning the brushes requires too much power, it constantly stops and tells you to clean the brushes – even if the brushes themselves are already clean..
In case your product under warranty contact iRobot before attempting any surgery, If Roomba is no longer under warranty. You can perform invasive surgery into your Roomba.
The surgery involves taking out the CHM and cleaning the gearbox.
First you’ll need to take out the four screws holding the bottom plate onto the Roomba, (you can take off the spinning front brush first, if you want – it saves some effort), and pull that plate off. Then there will be four screws holding the purple frame around the brush box in place. Unscrew those and take the brush box and purple frame out of the Roomba. on one side there’s red gearbox. Unscrew the four screws holding that side of the purple frame together, and remove that side of the frame. Then, unscrew the six screws holding the gearbox cover on and carefully pull it off. Clean the gears inside however you want, if needed re-grease the box with white grease (use sparingly), and put it back together..
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i have got a brand new set of brushes also. When inserting them the same problem continues. The floor is clean.
.FIrst, remove the dust bin part and the brushes. Then, there are four screws on the bottom gray panel which have to be removed first in order to get to the gears which hold the brushes. I did not remove the little sweeper brush on the front, but I just slide it through the hole in the gray panel.
.Then in order to get out the orange section which actually holds the brushes, there are four screws which must be removed. The orange section is attached to a blue section. This entire unit comes out by sliding it toward the area where the dust bin goes, being careful not to tear the light gray rubber gasket which covers the side.
.Once that section is removed, there are two screws on each side. These screws hold the orange thing to the blue thing. Once the screws are removed, lift up only the side which has the white squares into which the brushes are inserted. These are actually the back side of little gears. There is a face plate on the outside of the orange part on this end. The other end contains a bunch of wires and I was careful not to disconnect any of them.
.The face plate has six screws which must all be removed. Use caution when removing the face plate. Hold it up so that all of the stuff doesn’t fall out. It has a bunch of gears, little brass looking fittings and grease. Take care to only remove the gears which have the squares which hold the brushes AND do it one at a time unless you like working jigsaw puzzles. I used tweezers and a pin to clean the “gunk” consisting of hair, fuzz, etc., out of the little gears.
.Reverse the process to put it back together. Hazel, my little Roomba, played me a happy little song and immediately went back to work. She seems as good as new.
.When you cleaned your Roomba, did you also clean the wheel wells and outer most edges of the brush brush cartridges? There can be lint, threads, and at my house, cat hair, wrapped around the outermost edges of the brush cartridges.
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