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How to clean the sensors 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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Note how much dust is around the motor - it's like a warm winter jacket...
Note how much dust is around the motor - it's like a warm winter jacket...
Remove dust around corners and edges
Remove dust around corners and edges
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...
Remove the bottom cover to access the inside of the Roomba
Remove the bottom cover to access the inside of the Roomba
Check underneath the caps of the brushes
Check underneath the caps of the brushes
Hairy brushes... but not the way you want them.
Hairy brushes... but not the way you want them.

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