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How to fix 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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iRobot Roomba bottom cover removed
iRobot Roomba bottom cover removed
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
Front wheel replacement with a screw fixture
Front wheel replacement with a screw fixture
Hairy brushes... but not the way you want them.
Hairy brushes... but not the way you want them.
Flip it around to access the motor
Flip it around to access the motor

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