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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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Like new, but 8 years old...
Like new, but 8 years old...
Remove the bottom cover to access the inside of the Roomba
Remove the bottom cover to access the inside of the Roomba
Flip it around to access the motor
Flip it around to access the motor
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
Unscrew the spinning brush
Unscrew the spinning brush
Remove dust around corners and edges
Remove dust around corners and edges

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