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How to prevent a robot vacuum cleaner from getting stuck

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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Weaponised iRobot 710 - not your average vacuum cleaner...
Weaponised iRobot 710 - not your average vacuum cleaner...
Flip the robot vacuum cleaner upside down - note the dust everywhere
Flip the robot vacuum cleaner upside down - note the dust everywhere
Front wheel cleaning the bearings
Front wheel cleaning the bearings
Remove dirt from the axle
Remove dirt from the axle
Unscrew the spinning brush
Unscrew the spinning brush
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...)

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