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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...
Check underneath the caps of the brushes
Check underneath the caps of the brushes
iRobot Roomba 555 (from 2011)
iRobot Roomba 555 (from 2011)
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...
You can clean the filter with another vacuum cleaner
You can clean the filter with another vacuum cleaner
Use a screw driver to cut hairs loose
Use a screw driver to cut hairs loose

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