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Neato d series cleaning combo brush Black and orange piece

Postby SoulSlayerPT » August 30th, 2015, 5:39 pm

Hello all. I have a new d series neato d85. It works nice i never had a vacuum robot before :D . The thing is after each clean the brush Has a lot of hair in the side! How i clean it? The neato website support doesn't explain well how to unmount the black piece and the orange one in the side so i can remove the hair. Someone knows an youtube video or can explain it better for me. Thanks!
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Re: Neato d series cleaning combo brush Black and orange pie

Postby vic7767 » August 30th, 2015, 6:19 pm

You can remove the entire black-orange part from the end of the cleaning brush. Caution must be used to prevent breaking the plastic parts. There is a long octagon black part that is pressed into the end of the brush. It is held in place by a piece of double sided tape and is very difficult to remove. You might have some luck removing the bearing assembly from the end of the brush by applying some heat to the end of the brush. Possibly a hair dryer nozzle but not for very long.
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Re: Neato d series cleaning combo brush Black and orange pie

Postby glnc222 » August 30th, 2015, 6:37 pm

How about removing the double sided tape when opening the first time? Or using a single sided tape for compression only? Tape sounds so temporary for a durable construction, like it was not molded correctly, or should have had a screw.
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Re: Neato d series cleaning combo brush Black and orange pie

Postby SoulSlayerPT » August 31st, 2015, 10:12 am

The separation of the entire black and orange piece from the brush was easy! i just pressed the black and orange part outside and i removed it.

The thing is that neato in their website explains to remove the orange from the black part. I don't understand how!
https://neatorobotics.com/support/artic ... acs-brush/

"Pull back the black tab on the end cap in the direction of the brush blades to pop off the orange disk cap on the end of the brush. Remove any hair/fiber debris that has gathered around the end of the brush or in the end cap. Align the notch on the orange disk cap with the notch on the black end cap and snap the orange disk back into place on the end of the brush."

I just can't remove the orange disk pushing the black part inside the brush...

Would be nice if i know how to remove the orange part from the black one.

Thanks.
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Re: Neato d series cleaning combo brush Black and orange pie

Postby lonefire » August 31st, 2015, 1:21 pm

Huh, that's strange - the orange and black pieces on the D series brush I have are definitely glued together. I think their instructions might be a little off.

The orange piece [EDIT: black and orange piece - couldn't get the orange piece out by itself] pulled out fine for me with a little bit of wiggling - if yours is really stuck in, then removing the tape might be fine (if you can get it off in the first place).
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Re: Neato d series cleaning combo brush Black and orange pie

Postby vic7767 » August 31st, 2015, 2:18 pm

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Botvac Series D bushing module
If you follow the procedure that NeatoRobotics published for the Botvac D series combo brush you will be able to disassemble the bushing module into its components for easy cleaning. I was not able to do this with just my hands but if the black tab is pushed back towards the brush assembly by placing the tab on a table and THEN pressing it towards the brush it will finally snap apart and after that it is easier to repeat the steps. This is really a poor maintenance procedure and it is very sad that this is what the NeatoRobotics engineers came up with, (IMHO).

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Re: Neato d series cleaning combo brush Black and orange pie

Postby lonefire » August 31st, 2015, 8:44 pm

Aw, shoot, I typo'd and meant black piece earlier on when I said I could remove the orange piece. That's what I get for posting without looking at the materials in question. Black piece (with orange cap in it) came out fairly easily, it just took a bit of wiggling, but I couldn't get black and orange to separate.

If you had to brace up against a table to lever get it out, and then it got much easier to put back on, that means either the snap is awful (and either something broke or it plastically deformed when you snapped it the first time), or it was glued in there (or held in there some other way, but I'm almost positive it's glue).

I can say for sure that mine's definitely got glue in there - both my spiral and my combo brush. I had tried to pry the black tab back too (it certainly looks like the original intent was to have it snap back and off, and I realize the website says it should be able to do so), but unless both of my brushes have a strange molding problem where they've got a strange clear-ish ridge of plastic coming through the snap and onto the walls of the black piece in all of the holes, then it's glue.

I guess it's technically possible that somehow mine got glue on it in the factory, but from what I recall it was in every single hole at about the same thickness, so I'm thinking that's unlikely.

I'll look at it again when I get home and take pics.
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Re: Neato d series cleaning combo brush Black and orange pie

Postby vic7767 » August 31st, 2015, 9:06 pm

lonefire wrote: I had tried to pry the black tab back too
That's the problem, you don't want to pry it back, you want to press it towards the long tube that holds the brush.
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