Having problems with your iRobot Roomba 550 Vacuum ?

Makes a horrible noise, and the rubber brush doesn't spin.


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Noise is coming from the cleaning head module. Disassemble it and clean the gearbox on its side then remove the yellow caps from both brushes and clean. Also remove the front wheel and clean.
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