Introduction

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

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

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

  3. Gently pull upwards on the brush to remove it.
    • Gently pull upwards on the brush to remove it.

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

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

  7. Carefully lift the bottom plate.
    • 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.

  8. Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the two captive mounting screws on the side wheel motor assembly. Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the two captive mounting screws on the side wheel motor assembly. Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the two captive mounting screws on the side wheel motor assembly.
    • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the two captive mounting screws on the side wheel motor assembly.

  9. Gently pull on motor assembly to remove.
    • Gently pull on motor assembly to remove.

Conclusion

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

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