Introduction

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Conclusion

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

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