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How to fix 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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Remove all of them, make sure not to lose them (or suck them up during vacuum cleaning...)
Remove all of them, make sure not to lose them (or suck them up during vacuum cleaning...)
Wiggle the brush loose from its center axle
Wiggle the brush loose from its center axle
Removing the cleaning head
Removing the cleaning head
You can clean the filter with another vacuum cleaner
You can clean the filter with another vacuum cleaner
Front wheel cleaning the bearings
Front wheel cleaning the bearings
Remove dust from the sensor underneath the wheel base
Remove dust from the sensor underneath the wheel base

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