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How to clean the sensors 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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Flip the robot vacuum cleaner upside down - note the dust everywhere
Flip the robot vacuum cleaner upside down - note the dust everywhere
Remove dust using the other vacuum cleaner
Remove dust using the other vacuum cleaner
Roomba ready for duty!
Roomba ready for duty!
Remove dust from the sensor underneath the wheel base
Remove dust from the sensor underneath the wheel base
Like new, but 8 years old...
Like new, but 8 years old...
Remove dust from the container by sliding out the filter
Remove dust from the container by sliding out the filter

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