We have owned our Roomba for over a year now. We love it. It is still working great. But occasionally it needs to be cleaned. We have a dog, and my wife has long hair. That and the usual stuff the Roomba picks up get wrapped around the brush bar and beater bar. When this happens, the Roomba just doesn’t work as well. But this can be fixed.
Place the Roomba onto it’s back. There are two little yellow latches. Pull the yellow latches, and the wire cage will swing open.
Lift the brush bar out. It may be wrapped with hair, thread, and who knows what else. With a sharp knife, CAREFULLY, with the sharp edge facing out, slice along the bar, between the rows of brushes. You may need to do this on a few different sides. You should now be able to remove a lot of the hair and stuff clogging the brushes. You may also take a wire brush, and brush the brushes to remove even more debris.
You may also find hair wrapped around the ends of the bar. With the tip of the knife, CAREFULLY cut through the fibers and remove them.
There is a little yellow cap on one end of the brush bar. It loosely locks on place. Just turn it, and lift it out. There may be hair or fibers wrapped around the little metal post. With the tip of the knife, just lift them out. Then replace the little yellow cap.
Replace the brush bar back into the Roomba. The side without the yellow cap is positioned first, then set the yellow cap end into place. Make sure the yellow cap end is seated properly.
Now lift out the beater bar. It may be wrapped with hair and junk too. The stuff will most likely be wrapped around the little notches. Using your sharp knife, CAREFULLY, with the sharp edge facing out, slice along the bar, between the ridges. You should now be able to remove a lot of the hair and stuff.
You may also find hair wrapped around the ends of the bar. With the tip of the knife, CAREFULLY cut through the fibers and remove them.
There is a little yellow cap on one end of the beater bar. It loosely locks on place. Just turn it, and lift it out. There may be hair or fibers wrapped around the little metal post. With the tip of the knife, just lift them out. Then replace the little yellow cap.
Replace the beater bar back into the Roomba. The side without the yellow cap is positioned first, then set the yellow cap end into place. Make sure the yellow cap end is seated properly.
Now replace the wire cage by first latching the back edge of the cage into the little hooks on the bottom of the Roomba. Close the wire cage, until the little yellow latches lock closed.
Discard the removed hair and other junk. Turn the Roomba over.