Introduction

The Brush motor is what keeps your cleaning machine cleaning! These steps take some time and patience is key in order to not harm your device.

Flip the device over onto its back Unscrew the single screw that connects the side brush to brush motor using the Phillips head #2 screwdriver
  • Flip the device over onto its back

  • Unscrew the single screw that connects the side brush to brush motor using the Phillips head #2 screwdriver

  • This screw does not come out of the yellow side brush

Remove the four Phillips #1 screws on the back panel. Pop off the back plate once the screws are loose by gently prying away from the body
  • Remove the four Phillips #1 screws on the back panel.

  • Pop off the back plate once the screws are loose by gently prying away from the body

  • The screws don't come completely out of the panel, but it will still come apart once unscrewed.

Grab the two pieces of green tape with your thumb and index finger Pull up on the battery in an upwards direction to remove it Pull up on the battery in an upwards direction to remove it
  • Grab the two pieces of green tape with your thumb and index finger

  • Pull up on the battery in an upwards direction to remove it

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These are the contact points on the Roomba for the battery These are the contact points on the battery
  • These are the contact points on the Roomba for the battery

  • These are the contact points on the battery

  • If these contact points are dirty, they can be cleaned with a moist microfiber cloth (distilled water recommended)

Insert a spudger into the side to pop out one side of the brush holder Repeat to the other side of the brush holder Lift the grey plastic piece up carefully in order to expose the motor
  • Insert a spudger into the side to pop out one side of the brush holder

  • Repeat to the other side of the brush holder

  • Lift the grey plastic piece up carefully in order to expose the motor

  • Do not pull up to hard because you could snap a wire attached to the motor or motor circuit board

Unscrew the two screws - 6mm attaching the green circuit board protector with your Phillips head #0 Unscrew the one screw - 6mm attaching the circuit board to access the circuit board with your Phillips head #0
  • Unscrew the two screws - 6mm attaching the green circuit board protector with your Phillips head #0

  • Unscrew the one screw - 6mm attaching the circuit board to access the circuit board with your Phillips head #0

These rubber rings protect the motor circuit board from dust accumulated in the Roomba. Do not lose these rubber rings
  • These rubber rings protect the motor circuit board from dust accumulated in the Roomba.

    • Do not lose these rubber rings

  • Remove the two - 7mm screws that connect the motor to the grey plastic protector. Use a Phillips head #0 this time

To remove the motor, simply pull it out gently from the plastic brush holder. These parts are soldered onto the blue frame
  • To remove the motor, simply pull it out gently from the plastic brush holder.

  • These parts are soldered onto the blue frame

Conclusion

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

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