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How to clean the brushes from an iRobot Roomba 555

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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Screws are clearly marked with a triangle
Screws are clearly marked with a triangle
Remove dust from the container by sliding out the filter
Remove dust from the container by sliding out the filter
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
Hairy brushes... but not the way you want them.
Hairy brushes... but not the way you want them.
Removing the cleaning head
Removing the cleaning head
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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