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How to clean the brushes from a robot vacuum cleaner

My iRobot Roomba is now running for 8 years and counting!

Mar. 20, 2019 -

Back in 2011 I got myself an iRobot Roomba 555 robot vacuum cleaner to automatically clean my apartment. It's a little circle shaped robot that drives around sucking up dust bunnies. Over the years it has bravely fought the dangers of my apartment... shoes, cables, carpet and belts. It survived and it is still working perfectly! This week it was time for some maintenance.

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Removing the cleaning head
Removing the cleaning head
Use a screw driver to cut hairs loose
Use a screw driver to cut hairs loose
Remove dust from the sensor underneath the wheel base
Remove dust from the sensor underneath the wheel base
Flip it around to access the motor
Flip it around to access the motor
Clean
Clean "the eyes" of the Robot, the the sensor windows near the edge
Operational since 2011, the iRobot Roomba has earned its battle scars - I wonder what it does when I'm not in the apartment...
Operational since 2011, the iRobot Roomba has earned its battle scars - I wonder what it does when I'm not in the apartment...

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