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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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Front wheel cleaning the bearings
Front wheel cleaning the bearings
Looks like a carpet, but this is dust collected on the inside of Roomba
Looks like a carpet, but this is dust collected on the inside of Roomba
iRobot Roomba 555 (from 2011)
iRobot Roomba 555 (from 2011)
Like new, but 8 years old...
Like new, but 8 years old...
Remove dust from the sensor underneath the wheel base
Remove dust from the sensor underneath the wheel base
Remove dust using the other vacuum cleaner
Remove dust using the other vacuum cleaner

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