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Does not pick up any dirt or dust all brushes are clean


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Roomba is not picking up dirt but does pick up dust. That is, the dust chamber has dust in it but the dirt chamber is empty. The brushes don't have any fluff on them either which is not normal. The fan is blowing out plenty of air, the filter has been cleaned but we suspect the brushes aren't turning. an you help?


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Brushes only work when Dust Bin is removed!! I have cleaned & cleaned this thing! It runs for about 2 mins & stops, says "Clean Brushes"! and now it's very noticeable it's not picking up well... but is picking up a bit. I take the dust bin out, and the brushes spin.... and it has much more power.... and is very clear it is working! But it's useless without the dust bin! LOL It's only 9 months old.... called customer service, but it was the one time it worked just fine! Of course, I thought I'


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I have cleaned & cleaned this thing! It runs for about 2 mins & stops, says "Clean Brushes"! and now it's very noticeable it's not picking up well... but is picking up a bit. I take the dust bin out, and the brushes spin.... and it has much more power.... and is very clear it is working! But it's useless without the dust bin! LOL It's only 9 months old.... called customer service, but it was the one time it worked just fine! Of course, I thought I'd stop here first before calling again! Than


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Does not pick up any dirt or dust all brushes are clean


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Roomba picks up dust ,but not crumbs brushes and filter cleaned runs but does not pick up


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Poor Suction Heya! So I just picked up a used Dyson, but when I vacuum with it, the suction is pretty weak and it spits all kinds of stuff out the back and into my feet. When I pull the hose I have good suction, but in regular mode it hardly picks up anything. The brushes are spinning, and it eventually will clean an area if I go over it again and again. Maybe a clog somewhere? Please tell me that Dysons have better suction than my $50 Dirt Devil! Thanks!


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Have ultra vision and have changed filter and foam filter, checked all hoses but still will not pick up. Belt is fine and brush is clean and spinning properly. dirt stays at top of filter instead of falling into canister.


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Took Roomba apart to clean and now the pick up brushes start and stop during cleaning. The vaccum is clean but will not constantly spin. Runs great but pick up brushes start and stop. Is there a number for Roomba? Warranty? This one is less than one year old.


You can go to www.iRobot.com . This is the roomba website. You should be able to find replacement parts, customer support, videos or the Roomba product, and more.\015\012When y ... iRobot Roomba 530 Robotic Vacuum

IRobot Roomba 560 Thumping, Says Clean Brushes, No Dirt in Cup


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Hello, I have the same model. And though it is three years old, starting from the last month, it does not clean anything anymore. Cannot even pick up one single thing from the floor. Every dirt gets stuck in the hose. I cleaned the hose and cleaned the filters but it still does not pick anything up. Is three years its normal lifetime or do I have the change the filters, instead of cleaning them? Thanks.


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The flexible brush on my unit does not spin. It did 'by accident' pick up a cat poo that didnt make the litter tray while I was out, (and it happily spread it all over the house and skirting boards). I cleaned the unit, removed the base and wiped everything clean. I've unscrewed the flexible brush and cleaned underneath it but it still wont spin. Any suggestions?


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Keep getting message 'please remove and clean Roomba's brushes'. Have removed and cleaned brushes and even fitted new one's but still getting message. Also brushes sometimes rotate, sometimes not and not picking up very well at all. Help!


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My Dyson Animal has good suction and works fine for actually picking up dirt, but when I use the vacuum with the roller, I hear a grinding/rumbling noise. Its only when I use the vacuum with the brush rotating. It does not happen hen I shut the roller brush off. The belt is fine. I cannot figure out what is wrong as there are no clogs, debris, or foreign objects stuck in the brush or in the belt. The noise seems to be the only issue. The vacuum picks up fine. It just doesn't sound right a


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I bout this vacume in mid December 07 and about February-March it started not picking up the dust on the floor. So in early April I bout a new filter and it still wasn't picking up the way it had in the beginning. I've taken it a part several times and cleaned it out with it being plugged at the bottom hose with dust bunnies. Well I just took it back to Walmart where I purchased it and I failed to keep the reciet they could not do any thing about the sweeper. I went back to the sweepers and re


Pull the hose out of the holder, is there suction there. If not, then there is a clog in the hose. If there is suction, then check the dirt outlet by the brush roll. Also if the belt is slipping, it may appear to not have as much suction, belts wi ... Dirt Devil Vacuums

I noticed that the little side brush doesn't turn anymore and the Dirt Dog stops about every minute now so I have to keep turning it back on! I have dismantled the brushes and cleaned everything out but that didn't help at all. It doesn't really come apart any more than that for cleaning. Any suggestions as to where my problems may lie?


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** suction The best way to describe it is that when I was vacuuming I could see dust clouds at the front of the vacuum where the light is swirling around in the air. It was like it was blowing dust around instead of picking it up. I checked the tubing and found that it was clogged with some paper and hair ***** etc.... So I cleaned it out and tried it again and it still was not picking up properly. I had my husband take all the tubing apart to check for other clogging and there was none. When I


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I have a similar problem as many do with this model, "clean Roomba's brushes".. We took it apart last night, cleaned out all of the dust we saw. we removed the cover, the housing for the brushes and everything else we could. Still has the same problem. What now?


Mine did the same thing and no mater how much I cleaned the brush or pulled fibers of the ends it did not stop until I:Removed the little yellow tabs on the ends of both brushes and used a tooth pic to remove the built up inside the bearing ass ... iRobot Roomba 530 Robotic Vacuum
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