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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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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
Remove dust from the container by sliding out the filter
Remove dust from the container by sliding out the filter
Make sure to check the wheel bases for dust bunnies
Make sure to check the wheel bases for dust bunnies
Flip the robot vacuum cleaner upside down - note the dust everywhere
Flip the robot vacuum cleaner upside down - note the dust everywhere

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