Follow the “How-To-Fix-It” instructions in this article and video to repair your Roomba
Is your Roomba making a clicking/knocking noise while operating?
Does it randomly stop and tell you to clean the brushes, however they’re already clean?
- white lithium grease
- paper towels
This is a common problem with Roombas. After months of usage, it will start to build dirt, grime, hair, etc. into the gearbox. The gearbox contains several gears which can’t turn properly when it is full of dirt.
I’ll blame my problem on my dog, because most of the issue inside my gearbox was hair. This video shows you how to get into the gearbox. Once you get into this, you’ll have to do some heavy cleaning. After that is done, put a little grease on the gears and put it all back together again.
This is a pretty easy fix, but I’ve noticed that this will not prevent dirt buildup in the gearbox again. So, you will have to clean it out again in about 10 – 12 months. Or whenever you start hearing the clicking / knocking noises again.
Comment below if this has helped your Roomba problems.