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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
Hairy brushes... but not the way you want them.
Hairy brushes... but not the way you want them.
Clean
Clean "the eyes" of the Robot, the the sensor windows near the edge
Wiggle the brush loose from its center axle
Wiggle the brush loose from its center axle
My iRobot Roomba 555 in need of maintenance
My iRobot Roomba 555 in need of maintenance
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

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