Introduction

This guide explains how to remove the main brush motor from your Roomba.

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  • Place your Roomba upside-down on a hard surface.

If all you need off is the faceplate, skip all of the screwdriver-based steps, and just remove the dirt bin(step 7) and start from step 11 at the rear.

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  • While holding the side brush in place, use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the 4.5mm screw from the center of the brush.

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  • Gently pull upwards on the brush to remove it.

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  • Rotate the Roomba upside-down so the bottom is facing towards you.

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  • Using a Phillips #2 screwdriver, remove the captive screws that hold the bottom plate in place.

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Image 1/1: The battery is only secured in place by the bottom plate, and may fall out once the bottom plate is removed.
  • Carefully lift the bottom plate.

  • The battery is only secured in place by the bottom plate, and may fall out once the bottom plate is removed.

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  • Push on the dirt bin release button, and pull gently.

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  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to loosen the 4 captive screws around the case .

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  • Grab the brush case and pull upwards to remove.

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Image 1/3: Repeat for the opposite side of the brush case. Image 2/3: Repeat for the opposite side of the brush case. Image 3/3: Repeat for the opposite side of the brush case.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the 9.5mm screws from the side of the brush case, and pull to detach.

  • Repeat for the opposite side of the brush case.

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Image 1/3: Pull off the back of the brush case. Image 2/3: Pull off the back of the brush case. Image 3/3: Pull off the back of the brush case.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the three 5.0mm screws from the back of the brush case.

  • Pull off the back of the brush case.

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Image 1/2: Remove the chip from its housing in the blue brush case. Image 2/2: Remove the chip from its housing in the blue brush case.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the two 1.5mm screws securing the chip in place.

  • Remove the chip from its housing in the blue brush case.

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  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the two 5.5mm screws securing the motor in place.

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Image 1/2: Pull out the motor and metal covering. Image 2/2: Pull out the motor and metal covering.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the two 4.5mm screws on the top and bottom of the metal plate.

  • Pull out the motor and metal covering.

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Image 1/3: Gently pull out the circuit board. Image 2/3: Gently pull out the circuit board. Image 3/3: Gently pull out the circuit board.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the two 3.5mm screws on the corners of the circuit board.

  • Gently pull out the circuit board.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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